Join our talent network

Junior Paralegal - Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity

This job posting is no longer active

Job ID: 6588

Updated: May 16, 2022

Location: San Francisco, CA, United States

Category: Junior Paralegal


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

A Junior Paralegal, under the supervision and direction of a Paralegal, helps to manage and organize the materials and information relating to particular matters and transactions. These duties allow them the opportunity to work with and assist our legal staff in preparing for due diligence investigations, document productions and transactional closings. The projects typically involve clerical duties and basic file organization tasks, and may require long hours and travel.

Essential Functions
(This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

  • Assist with the formation of new corporate entities and corporate governance, e.g. draft basic board and stockholder written consents and meeting minutes, issue stock certificates, and assist with franchise tax filings
  • Assist paralegals with closings, e.g. assist in drafting ancillary closing deliverables and corporate authorization documents, order corporate documents, e.g. charters, bylaws, and good standings, prepare and inventory signature pages, and compile executed documents
  • Prepare and complete UCC search requests and compile information into UCC lien summary
  • Conduct legal research
  • Perform clerical tasks as needed, e.g. make copies, prepare packages, write correspondence letters, etc.
  • Commitment to work overtime as needed, which may be heavy at times, and may include weekends or holidays with potential to be for extended periods of time. Must be available to travel

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • The ideal Junior Paralegal candidate has a strong interest in corporate law.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary with the ability to interact professionally with staff, attorneys, paralegals, clients and vendors.  The successful candidate must be able to work independently as well as with a team, have an acute attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and prioritize while working in a high pressure, deadline-driven environment.  Strong technical skills are required, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and a Document Management System; knowledge of Carpe Diem and Westlaw is a plus.  Overtime availability is a must.
  • Applicants in California must meet the California Business and Professional Code, Section 6450 (c) requirements.

Certificates, Licensures, Registrations

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Kirkland & Ellis LLP.  To complete an application and submit your resume, please click "Apply Now."

Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Closing Statement

The job postings and recruiting mailbox are for candidates only. If you are a recruiter, search firm or employment agency, and do not have a signed contract with Kirkland & Ellis LLP ("K&E") and have not been asked specifically to submit candidates, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if K&E hires the candidate. Direct contact with K&E employees in an attempt to present candidates is inappropriate and will be a factor in determining any future professional relationship with the Firm.