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Contract - Private Equity Investments Paralegal

Job ID: 6242

Updated: Feb 17, 2022

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Finance/Accounting

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About Kirkland & Ellis

At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.

As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and management; restructurings; high-stakes litigation and trials; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,000+ lawyers) operating from 18 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.

Essential Job Functions

  • Collect/review data and documentation related to the investments of the program’s participants.
  • Coordinate internally with legal teams and attorneys for administration requests related to the program’s investments, including AML/KYC requests, LPA amendments, and general correspondence.
  • Prepare/review subscription documentation and supporting documentation related to new investments.
  • Actively participate in/contribute to process improvement efforts of the Investment Partnerships Department.
  • Involvement in complex projects and initiatives with other members of the Investment Partnerships team as needed.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • The Contractor will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Business as well as three to five years of relevant work experience. Prior tenure in asset management or at a law firm including as a paralegal or other investment management company is a plus.
  • This individual should be proactive, results oriented, and possess written and oral communication skills to clearly and concisely summarize conclusions and observations. Attention to detail and the eagerness to learn and to progress within a dynamic and growing environment are imperative.
  • Individuals are expected to exhibit strong customer service skills and a commitment to excellence. The successful candidate will be capable of working with all levels of Firm personnel, both as a part of a team and independently. The individual should be an ambitious self-starter who is curious and resourceful while focusing on creating positive impact and lasting change.
  • This individual should have an understanding of leading practices related to the private market investing processes.

Technologies/Software

  • MS Office with emphasis on advanced Excel skills is required

How to Apply

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