Job ID: 6054
Updated: Oct 6, 2021
Location: New York, NY, 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
As an Assistant Managing Attorney at Kirkland, you will be responsible for providing high level legal analysis with respect to complex procedural and strategic issues in state and federal court, reviewing filings as to form and procedural content, preparing procedural road maps for upcoming court filings, and advising members of the Litigation Department on all matters of court rules, civil procedure, filing protocol, and the calculation of deadlines. The Assistant Managing Attorney will assist in reviewing, approving, serving, and transmitting filings to courts and government agencies, calculating and calendaring all applicable deadlines, performing legal research and analysis in a wide range of jurisdictions, and leveraging technology to streamline the monitoring and distribution of court filings. The Assistant Managing Attorney also will also assist with mentoring and training of junior team members while accomplishing these and other critical functions:
Qualifications & Requirements
As an Assistant Managing Attorney, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful Assistant Managing Attorney must have advanced knowledge of applicable court rules and procedures, and be able to apply court rules in multiple jurisdictions quickly, efficiently, and in a manner which instills confidence and ensures risk management. The ideal candidate will have the ability to articulate complex court rules and calendaring issues in a comprehensible, accurate, confident, and concise manner, as well as the analytical skills needed to correctly comprehend and convey complex legal principles. The Assistant Managing Attorney must have well-developed and professional interpersonal skills, high-level customer service skills, strong project management and organizational skills, and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion. The successful candidate will have proficiency with CompuLaw and/or CourtAlert, with PC applications including MS Office, and with Westlaw and Lexis, in order to research complex procedural issues. The Assistant Managing Attorney must have proven leadership skills.
A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school is required, as well as current bar admission in the State of New York.
Prior experience preferred.
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