POSITION: Business Development Specialist
COMPANY: Kirkland & Ellis LLP
LOCATION: San Francisco, CA
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
Kirkland & Ellis is seeking a Business Development Specialist to support our San Francisco and Palo Alto offices. This position provides thorough, tactical business development and marketing support to the Bay Area, and as necessary, the West Coast Business Development Department. The Business Development Specialist will report directly to the Business Development Associate Director for the Bay Area, and will be primarily responsible for executing initiatives included in the development plans for Kirkland’s San Francisco and Palo Alto offices. The individual will also handle any other special projects assigned by the West Coast Director of Business Development. This is a great opportunity for hard-working, intellectually curious candidates interested in building a rewarding law firm business development career marketing to industry-leading clients in private equity, technology, energy and beyond.
Tasks include, but are not limited to, assistance with:
Successful candidates will have had previous AmLaw 50 or other professional services experience. Strong knowledge of corporate, litigation and intellectual property practices desired. Specific knowledge of private equity M&A, and investment fund formation is considered a plus.
The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with lawyers and staff to achieve results. The candidate must also work effectively as part of a growing Firmwide Business Development team. The candidate will be responsible for having a solid command of a number of different technology applications to produce a high-end and professional work product, including the Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, and InterAction (or similar CRM). There will be a strong emphasis on PowerPoint and Excel. Strong project management and sound judgment skills are also necessary. The candidate will possess outstanding proofreading and communication (oral and written) skills; the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment; a very strong attention to detail and a professional demeanor.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Education, Work Experience, Skills
The candidate must possess strong business judgment, discretion and confidentiality at all times.
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