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Investment Funds Paralegal

Job ID: 5597

Updated: Mar 30, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Paralegal

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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

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP is seeking an Investment Funds paralegal who will support multiple corporate partners and the overall practice on a variety of transactions.

  • Prepares and maintains excel spreadsheets tracking investor subscriptions
  • Prepares and updates Visio structure charts
  • Updates and maintains Sharepoint tracking system and calendar for various deadlines
  • Prepares and files (or coordinates the filing of) formation, tax and securities documents
  • Reviews investor subscription materials for completeness, correctness and consistency
  • Subscription Booklet Tracking and Indexing
  • Reviews investor subscription booklets and indexes into Access database and identifies follow up
  • Prepares and maintains various spreadsheets and reports
  • Maintains hard and soft copies of subscription booklets and other related materials
  • Assists with pre-closing, closing and post-closing activities
  • Handles signature page distribution to client
  • Provide legal and administrative support to Paralegals and Attorneys in the Corporate Department
  • Proofread, duplicate and scan documents to PDF and save to DMS
  • Perform clerical tasks as needed, e.g. make copies, create folder labels, prepare packages, write generic cover memos, etc.
  • Commitment to work overtime, as needed

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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 at least 3 years of paralegal experience preferably in a law firm handling complex matters for large corporate clients.  The ideal candidate will possess experience in one or more areas including fund formation, employee benefits, and/or investment management.  Additional qualifications include excellent analytical and organizational abilities, solid communication and management skills, creativity and initiative.  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. Flexibility for travel, and work overtime is required.

Technologies/Software

  • Strong technical skills are required, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and a form of Document Management System.  Access experience a plus.

How to Apply

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