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Legal Analyst - Investment Funds

Job ID: 6659

Updated: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Houston, TX, United States

Category: Paralegal

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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 offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP is seeking a Legal Analyst who will handle paralegal related tasks and support multiple Investment Funds partners and the overall practice on a variety of transactions.

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

  • Assists attorneys with review of documents and identifies any issues
  • Prepares and coordinates the filing of formation, tax and securities documents
  • Reviews investor subscription materials and identifies any issues
  • Handles Subscription Booklet Tracking and Indexing
  • Utilizes Access database
  • Prepares and maintains excel spreadsheets tracking investor subscriptions
  • Updates and maintains Sharepoint tracking system and calendar for various deadlines
  • Maintains hard and soft copies of subscription booklets and other related materials
  • Assists with pre-closing, closing and post-closing activities
  • Interacts with clients to provide and obtain executed documents
  • Prepares and files Form ID with the SEC and obtains SEC EDGAR codes
  • Prepares and files Form D with SEC
  • Provide legal and administrative support to Attorneys and teams in the Corporate Department
  • Commitment to work overtime, as needed

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

This position requires 5+ years of experience handling complex matters.  The ideal candidate will possess a law degree and experience in transactional matters including fund formation, and investment management.  Additional qualifications include excellent analytical and organizational abilities, solid communication and management skills, creativity and initiative.  A successful candidate must be able to work independently as well as with a team, have an acute attention to detail, and is able to multi-task and prioritize while working in a high pressure, deadline-driven environment. Flexibility for travel, and work overtime is required.

Technologies/Software

  • Strong technical skills are required, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and a form of Document Management System.  Access experience a plus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

How to Apply

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