Job Postings – Kirkland and Ellis Opportunities

[Note from H.D.: I received so many emails yesterday that I want to apologize for not posting this information sooner.  Take a look – there are even a calendar clerk positon in San Francisco and more.]

I wanted to reach out and let everyone at Heller know of staff positions available at our San Francisco and Palo Alto Offices. All of our current job listings are located here: https://kae.mycmsc.com/psp/kaehrprder1/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=3

More specifically, in San Francisco we are searching for:
Day Float Legal Secretary
Corporate Legal Secretary (M&A)
Desktop/Hardware Specialist
Calendar Court Services Clerk
Accounting Manager
Support Services Coordinator
Support Services Administrative Assistant

And in Palo Alto:
Intellectual Property Litigation Legal Secretary
Intellectual Property Litigation Legal Assistant
User Support/Desktop Support
Litigation Support

Kirkland & Ellis LLP, founded almost 100 years ago, is a preeminent, full-service law firm with over 1,200 attorneys worldwide. Our San Francisco office, which opened in 2003, and our Palo Alto office, which opened in 2008, continues to experience rapid growth. Located in the heart of the financial district and Silicon Valley, we have created a professional office environment, where professionals thrive. We are seeking career oriented individuals to join our support team.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP offers a competitive base salary, bonus potential and benefits for its full-time employees. If you are a dedicated, hardworking, results-oriented individual, we invite you to submit your resume and cover letter (including salary expectations) to https://www.kirkland.comat our Staff Careers Page. Locals only. Principals only. Skills assessment test will be administered. Background checks will be conducted. Local Candidates only. EOE.

Please feel free to let me know if there are any questions.

Best Regards,

Gregory A. Low
Human Resources Assistant
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
555 California Street | San Francisco, CA 94104
950 Page Mill Road | Palo Alto, CA 94304
glow@kirkland.com

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4 Responses to “Job Postings – Kirkland and Ellis Opportunities”


  1. 1 PBJ 12 October 2008 at 12:40 am

    I met someone who works at Townsend said that they are hiring paralegals and secretaries.

  2. 2 Hellboy 12 October 2008 at 3:01 pm

    IP litigation. That’s what’s basically out there right now for staff, esp. paralegals: IP litigation & prosecution, asbestos and corporate. If you practice antitrust, securities, complex bus litig. — fuggedaboutit.

  3. 3 stryder 12 October 2008 at 5:41 pm

    For the secretaries: I’ve crossed over from antitrust, securities, bus. lit. and now have been in IP for 6 years. If you have strong, fundamental litigation skills and a willingness to run faster and harder at the outset (studying and building “go to” reference materials without charging the firm), you can cross over successfully. Also, supporting partners requires additional skills that are a bit complex.

    You must have confidence and sell yourself as someone who can learn anything and then prove to the firm that you’re a good investment. It is difficult and confusing starting at a new firm after being at the same place for a long time, but you can be successful. Find out what each firm’s needs are, e.g., supporting partners or associates, or both, then decide how much of a fit you are or can be.

  4. 4 Hellboy 12 October 2008 at 6:13 pm

    I agree it may be easier for secretarial transitions to IP. There’s a strange prejudice out there (i.e., they don’t get it)that an IP paralegal is exceptionally skilled. As any litigation paralegal knows, you can practice any litigation practice with a little application and research. ITC or SEC, it’s the same ‘ol shit.

    For paralegals that have been frustrated by the IP barrier, there’s one hopeful sign: the higher courts are beginning to do with patent what they did with securities, i.e., raising the bar for lawsuits. As far as asbestos goes, I’m sure the legislature will tackle that boondoggle again.


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