Job ID: 6010
Updated: Sep 23, 2021
Location: Chicago, IL, 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
As the Intellectual Property Business Development Coordinator, you will support the marketing and business development efforts of the Firm’s intellectual property (IP) attorneys as part of the Business Development (BD) team. This role will support both IP Litigation and Technology & IP Transactions (TIPT) practices with a primary focus on the TIPT group. You will be responsible for a variety of functions for the TIPT practice, including drafting and editing client presentations and proposals, organizing and managing events, contact relationship management (CRM), branding, business/relationship intelligence, and internal communications. You will also work closely with the Intellectual Property Practice Intelligence Assistant to enhance the Firm’s experience database with company, industry and client data that is used in a variety of marketing initiatives including business pitches, client presentations and web presence. You should be comfortable working in a team environment, with a keen eye for organization and detail. Understanding the elements of M&A and commercial transactions is an advantage, but more importantly you will need to be able to think critically, analyze data effectively and convey complex information clearly.
Kirkland’s Intellectual Property Group includes more than 300 attorneys who handle complex IP litigation, transactions and counseling matters. As the IP BD Coordinator, you will interface regularly with the 75 TIPT attorneys located across the U.S. and in London who are a core component of Kirkland’s leading M&A practice and also lead other strategic commercial agreements. The role will also provide occasional support to the IP Litigation Practice.
This position reports directly to the Intellectual Property Business Development Director in Chicago. You will work closely with three other team members, and will also communicate and collaborate regularly with a global team of more than 100 diverse problem-solvers and advisers dedicated to the broader BD, marketing and communications efforts of the Firm. Our international BD team provides seamless service to our attorneys with a focus on quality, innovation and responsiveness. In short, we are looking for a self-starter, with good judgement and an interest in a professional services career.
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills
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