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Job ID: 4949
Updated: May 30, 2019
Location: New York, NY, United States
Category: Business Development
About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms. Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.
Essential Job Functions
Kirkland’s Business Development department comprises more than 100 diverse problem-solvers and advisers dedicated to Kirkland’s overall business development, marketing and communications function. Our international team provides seamless service to some of the brightest minds in the legal industry, with an emphasis on quality, innovation and responsiveness.
We are recruiting a seasoned, results-oriented Business Development Associate Director who will develop and work collaboratively on strategic practice planning for the public M&A practice group to help drive new business objectives. This is a highly visible role and the candidate will be the primary point of contact for strategic and tactical initiatives.
He/she will manage a dedicated team of pitch professionals and be responsible for drafting, maintaining and refining marketing materials and pitch execution; conducting market and deal research; tracking industry/client trends; identifying speaking opportunities; and collaborating on bespoke practice-specific initiatives/projects and general practice support, including client events and seminars.
Qualifications & Requirements
We seek a candidate with a J.D. or M.B.A. who is well-versed and experienced with public company and private equity M&A transactions, including financing. The candidate will be able to distinguish among various types of transactions as well as have the ability to distill complex deal information into a succinct, digestible format.
He/she will have a solid command of different software applications to produce a high-end, professional work product, including the Microsoft Office Suite (proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel are required) and experience with various market intelligence platforms, including, but not limited to, Bloomberg, Capital IQ, ThomsonOne, Pitchbook, Refinitiv, Preqin, Manzama, The Deal Pipeline, and Corporate Affiliations.
Education, Work Experience, Skills
A J.D. or M.B.A. is preferred;
A minimum of five years of business development/marketing experience with M&A, private equity, investment banking, corporate finance or similar experience preferred;
Microsoft Office Suite, including SharePoint. Proficiency with PowerPoint and Excel is required.
Various market intelligence platforms, including, but not limited to, Bloomberg, Capital IQ, ThomsonOne, Pitchbook, Refinitiv, Preqin, Manzama, The Deal Pipeline, and Corporate Affiliations is required.
CRM (e.g., InterAction, Salesforce) and experience management (ContentPilot) familiarity is a plus.
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