Job ID: 6263
Updated: Jan 20, 2022
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Category: Business Development
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
As the Intellectual Property (IP) Business Development (BD) Specialist, you will support the marketing and business development efforts of the Firm’s IP attorneys as part of the BD/marketing team. This role will support both IP Litigation and Technology & IP Transactions (TIPT) practices, with a primary focus on the former. In addition, this role will provide some support to the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice, a cross-practice group of approximately 50 attorneys.
You will be responsible for a variety of functions, including drafting and editing client presentations and proposals, organizing and managing events, contact relationship management (CRM), branding, business/relationship intelligence, and internal communications. In partnership with the IP Practice Intelligence Specialist, you will work to enhance the Firm’s experience database with company, industry and client data that is used in a variety of marketing initiatives, such as business pitches, client presentations and web presence. Understanding the elements of IP litigation 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 IP Group includes approximately 300 attorneys who handle complex IP litigation, transactions and counseling matters. You will work primarily with the approximately 220 IP litigation attorneys located across the U.S. and in London, who represent clients in complex patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and advertising litigation.
This position reports directly to the IP BD Director in Chicago, and works in tandem with three additional team members. You will also communicate and collaborate regularly with a team of more than 135 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 judgment and an interest in a professional services career.
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills
How to Apply
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