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Compliance Analyst (Any US Office)

Job ID: 6046

Updated: Dec 8, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Risk Management


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 position interacts with the entire Risk Management Department including Business Intake Conflicts, Calendar/Court Services and Information Governance personnel.  Special projects as assigned.

The ideal candidate will be able to work well under pressure and work well with the other members of the Risk Management Compliance team.  Qualified candidates will have excellent organizational and communication skills, a customer service orientation, ability to work independently, attention to detail, ability to handle multiple tasks, and proficiency with Word, Excel, and the Internet.  Must also be skilled at writing and proofreading.


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

This full-time position in the Risk Management Compliance Department is tasked with the following responsibilities to ensure Firm compliance with external entities:

  • Audit Letters: prepare formal responses to audit inquiry letters from clients, including entering, tracking, and assigning letters; retrieving and maintaining all relevant historical information; survey and compile responses from attorneys; telephone conferences with auditors and/or clients; research using the Firm’s financial and conflict of interest databases; research using the Internet; and synthesize, distill and compile all these disparate bits of information and/or disclosures from attorneys and various other sources into a comprehensive final response. 
  • Attorney Registration: process, monitor, verify and file all Attorney Registration forms for domestic offices within the Firm, including specialized registrations for tax and intellectual property attorneys.
  • IRS Compliance: process, monitor internal information about corporate matters so that relevant data is tracked and filed with the IRS.
  • Lobbying Compliance: file lobbying disclosure reports for the firm generally and specifically for any attorney who functions as a lobbyist.
  • Registered Agent Compliance: research and process documents involving any client who has named K&E as their Registered Agent. 
  • FINRA Compliance: assist clients and the Firm with preparation of responses to formal requests for information from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

Qualifications & Requirements


Education, Work Experience, Skills

A college degree with some work experience is preferred.  Law firm experience is a plus.  Experience in the above-mentioned areas of audit letters, attorney registration, IRS compliance, lobbying compliance, and registered agent compliance is not required.  Extensive training is provided.  This position reports to the Manager, Risk Management Compliance.


  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and the Internet.


  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

How to Apply

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