Job Posting: Various Positions – San Francisco

I’ve received a note from Human Resources at Kirkland & Ellis in San Francisco about several staff positions available. If you wish to review all the positions available at Kirkland & Ellis, please click here.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP, founded almost 100 years ago, is a preeminent, full-service law firm with over 1,400 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 at our Staff Careers Page. Locals only. Principals only. Skills assessment test will be administered. Background checks will be conducted. Local Candidates only. EOE.

Corporate Legal Secretary (M&A)

Qualifications & Requirements

The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of recent and direct corporate legal secretarial experience (preferably in a large law firm), excellent communication and organizational skills, customer service orientation, a proactive work ethic, attention to detail, the ability to work well under pressure and flexibility for overtime. Strong day-to-day organizational skills are essential, particularly with respect to file maintenance. Must have advanced proficiency working in MS Word 2000 and be proficient in formatting documents utilizing styles. A minimum typing speed of 55+ wpm is required. PowerPoint and Excel experience are also strongly preferred.

Essential Job Functions

Under general supervision, the Corporate Legal Secretary will provide support to attorneys in the areas of financing and secured transactions, leasing, structured financial workouts and reorganizations and general corporate practice. Duties include, but are not limited to, typing and formatting corporate legal documents, registration statements, SEC filings and other transactional filings with governing entities. Administrative duties include Dictaphone transcription, entering attorney time, making travel arrangements, interfacing with clients, calendar maintenance, filing and general secretarial duties as assigned.

Calendar Court Services Coordinator

Qualifications & Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Experience: Required to have at least 4-7 years experience in the legal field.

Essential Job Functions

The Court Services Coordinator will work with the Records and CCS Manager and the Loss Prevention team in providing court services and support for the San Francisco and Palo Alto office. This position works closely with Court Services personnel in other domestic K&E offices as part of a team who assist and instruct attorneys, legal assistants and staff regarding court filing requirements, court rules, and processes and requirements of the judiciary. This position requires exceptional customer service skills. The CCSC will implement and oversee office-wide court filing and calendaring procedures. This position will work with management and the firmwide Court Services team in formulating and implementing policies, procedures and practices to fulfill court filing and calendaring functions that support the Firm’s Loss Prevention initiatives and policies.


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