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Litigation Legal Analyst

Job ID: 7888

Updated: Jun 21, 2024

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Paralegal

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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 alternative asset management; restructurings; high-stakes commercial and intellectual property litigation; 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 20 offices across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.

Essential Job Functions

The litigation legal analyst is responsible for managing all aspects of litigation cases, including management of documents on the DMS, preparation of filings, effectively manage case deadlines and filings.  Accurately track court deadlines and related filings multi-tasking and prioritizing projects. Team oriented with a collaborative focus.  A JD is required for this position.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

 Manages full cycle of litigation cases and related documents:

  • Coordinates logistics and preparation of materials for Court filings, hearings, arbitrations, and trials
  • Ensure case related deadlines are properly identified and communicated to relevant staff and attorneys
  • Researches local rules of procedure for relevant court venues, obtains information relating to venue; obtains precedent from other cases in same venue
  • Drafts routine filings (e.g. attorney appearances, notices of filings, notices of motions, pleadings)
  • Reviews legal cites for proper format, content and standing (Westlaw, Lexis; Blue Book)
  • Manages and executes electronic court filing and related documents

OTHER FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary. Delete if not applicable.)

  • Any other functions/duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

The ideal candidate will possess 3-5 years of experience preferably in a law firm handling complex litigation, familiarity with electronic filing systems and court e-filing procedures.  Candidates must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, project management, analytical skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.  Skilled in getting things done and overcoming obstacles to reach the goal, flexible in adapting to constantly changing priorities. The ability to work effectively in a team environment is required.   JD is required.  Flexibility to accommodate for travel and overtime is required. 

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