POSITION:   Transactional Specialist 

COMPANY:  Kirkland & Ellis LLP


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.


The Transactional Specialist is responsible for the writing, coordination and execution of various business development tasks and projects including the creation/aggregation of content for client pitch materials and substantive presentations. Above average written and oral communication skills are required as the position requires drafting new content as well as compiling and editing content prepared by others. The individual in this position will direct content development and delivery, and have exceptional command of Microsoft PowerPoint to produce a high-end, professional product.

The ideal candidate must be able to verbally communicate and coordinate with high-level executives and contacts, both internally and externally, in a professional and positive manner. In addition, s/he must be willing to accept ownership of projects and be successful in driving those projects, as well as daily tasks, to an effective conclusion. This role has a strong focus on the research and analysis of press releases, news items, deal documents and information from a variety internal and external market intelligence platforms. You will need to understand the elements of an M&A transaction, be able to distinguish among various types of transactions, and have the ability to convey complex information effectively.

Education, Work Experience, Skills

The position demands meticulous data entry, writing and proofing skills, and you need to possess a general facility for learning new software. An understanding of complex M&A and finance transactions is required. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Professional experience and a background in M&A/private equity are preferred and law firm, corporate finance, research analyst and investment banking experience are a plus.


  • Microsoft Office Suite (proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel are required)
  • Market intelligence platforms, including BoardEx, Rel Sci, Capital IQ, ThomsonOne, Preqin, Manzama, The Deal Pipeline, Pitchbook and Corporate Affiliations
  • Database/CRM Software (e.g., ContentPilot, InterAction, etc.) is a plus

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Posted: 04/12/19

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