Job ID: 7256
Updated: Aug 16, 2023
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Category: Business Development
About Kirkland & Ellis
At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.
As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and management; restructurings; high-stakes litigation and trials; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,500+ lawyers) operating from 19 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.
Essential Job Functions
Kirkland & Ellis is one of the world’s leading law firms recognized as a market leader across M&A, commercial litigation, Intellectual Property and restructuring, with approximately 3,000 lawyers practicing from 18 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. We are seeking an Associate Director of Business Development and Marketing to drive strategy and provide hands on day-to-day support for Kirkland’s San Francisco and Palo Alto offices.
Kirkland & Ellis is looking for a sophisticated business development professional to drive the business development and marketing strategy for Kirkland’s San Francisco and Palo Alto offices. The Business Development Associate Director is a member of Kirkland’s firm-wide business development and marketing department and is responsible for a full range of business development and marketing activities for Kirkland’s San Francisco and Palo Alto offices.
The Associate Director of Business Development (Bay Area) is part of a growing West Coast Business Development team that includes business development professionals in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City and is part of a larger 140-person international business development team.
In this position, you will work closely with the Bay Area partners to drive strategic business development and marketing initiatives to strengthen relationships with key firm clients as well as to create targeted initiatives to attract new clients.
The ideal candidate is a strategic, self-motivated innovative leader who is an effective communicator with with strong business acumen and the ability to execute multiple projects and priorities simultaneously. A market leader in M&A handling more transactions than any other law firm since 2017, the successful candidates will have deep corporate M&A and related experience in the legal, financial services (private equity, investment banking, etc.) or professional service industry.
Essential Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Other Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
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