Back to search results

Marketing & Business Development Coordinator (Washington)
Kirkland & Ellis is seeking a coordinator to support the marketing and business development efforts of the Washington, D.C. office.

Kirkland & Ellis is seeking a coordinator to support the marketing and business development efforts of the Washington, D.C. office. You will report to the Washington Business Development (BD) Associate Director, and will work closely with the two additional staff members in the office. You will also communicate and collaborate daily with nearly 100 diverse problem-solvers and advisers dedicated to the broader business development, marketing and communications efforts of the Firm. Our international business development team provides seamless service to our attorneys with a focus on quality, innovation and responsiveness. We are looking for a self-starter with good judgement and a background in professional services marketing and business development. 

This position has a strong focus on business intelligence and providing marketing research services to the Firm’s attorneys. An emphasis on researching and analyzing competitive and other information from various databases, Internet, and other research systems is essential. You must possess outstanding analytical skills (ability to develop and produce meaningful reports from multiple streams of data) and be able to simply (and concisely) convey complex ideas and information.

You will also handle a variety of business development functions which may include one or more of the following: responses to RFPs and business pitches, practice area descriptions and attorney biography maintenance, event management/execution, CRM content maintenance, industry/client trend tracking, and general office/practice operations.

The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with lawyers and staff to achieve results. Strong project management skills and sound judgment are also necessary. The candidate will possess outstanding proofreading and communication (oral and written) skills; the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment; very strong attention to detail and a professional demeanor. A four-year degree or the equivalent is required. At least two years of work experience is required, professional services or law firm experience is a plus

Specific Requirements


  • Conduct online and database research and prepare intelligence reports on clients, potential clients, competitors and industries of interest to the D.C. practices.
  • Update data in the Firm’s marketing contact relationship management (CRM) database, including the review and creation of mailing lists used for direct mail campaigns.
  • Assist with the execution of client-facing pitch materials, responses to RFPs and client presentations, including proofreading, formatting (must have exceptional PowerPoint skills), editing, printing, binding and delivery
  • Provide assistance with the development and accuracy of marketing collateral including practice descriptions, brochures, PowerPoint templates, case summaries, accolade summaries and attorney biographies. Also assist with the production of Kirkland publications, authored by D.C. attorneys.
  • Assist in overseeing strategy for events, such as client-facing Firm-hosted events, industry conference and charitable sponsorships, speaking engagements, client entertainment and other event activities related to the promotion of the D.C. practices. You will assist with the program design and all aspects of the execution, including attendance tracking/follow-up in CRM.
  • Assist with survey responses and award submissions, as needed.

  • Provide general assistance to the BD Associate Director relating to the initiatives of the DC office and BD department.


Contact Details
Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP ( is a law firm with more than 2,000 attorneys representing global clients in private equity/M&A, restructuring and other complex corporate transactions, litigation/dispute resolution and arbitration, and intellectual property matters. The Firm has 13 offices around the world: Boston, Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.

Olivia Kwok (Associate Director, Business Development)
Company Name Kirkland & Ellis
Posted Date 2/02/2018
Job Type Coordinator
Employment Type Full Time
Location Washington,District of Columbia
City Washington
State District of Columbia
Country USA
Region East Coast