Job ID: 5497
Updated: Feb 22, 2021
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
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
The Chicago, New York and Bay Area offices are seeking an experienced Technology and IP Transactions paralegal to join its busy practice group. The paralegal work with all of the attorneys on matters from the beginning of a transaction through completion, managing aspects of the Due Diligence process as well as Closing and Post Closing procedures, managing the flow of information, and ensuring adherence to best practices.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills
This position requires 2 or more years of paralegal experience in intellectual property transactional or prosecution work, preferably including conducting due diligence reviews of intellectual property, drafting correspondence and diligence memoranda, preparing of worldwide assignments and post-closing recordings, and preparation of intellectual property schedules for corporate and secured lending transactions. A successful candidate must be able to work independently as well as with a team, have an acute attention to detail, and is able to multi-task and prioritize while working in a high pressure, deadline-driven environment. Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required. Overtime is required.
Strong technical skills are required, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, SAEGIS and CPi Docketing. Knowledge of Carpe Diem, Westlaw, SharePoint, PowerPoint, and LegalKey is a plus.
Certificates, Licensures, Registrations
Paralegal Certificate is preferred.
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