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Kirkland & Ellis Chairman Jeffrey C. Hammes
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    Good entry level position

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant Clerk in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Kirkland & Ellis full-time (more than 3 years)


    Lots of benefits (covered rides home, breakfast, overtime opportunities) and because it's such a large firm you get to help on some interesting cases.


    It can be tedious. Also, for the rates they bill clients, some of the practices need to be updated. Some people are still printing everything or are bad with using technology.

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    All levels should be required to undergo periodic training. New employees (younger people) are trained and required to know how to use technology, and yet the upper level management sometimes has no idea how to use the same technology.

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Kirkland & Ellis Interviews

Updated Jan 7, 2015
Updated Jan 7, 2015

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    Legal Secretary Interview

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    I applied online – interviewed at Kirkland & Ellis.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the job online and within a few hours, I received a phone call to schedule the initial telephone interview. Received another call shortly thereafter for the face-to-face interview.

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Kirkland & Ellis Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
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Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1968
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Known for its work in cases that go to trial, law firm Kirkland & Ellis maintains a variety of practices aimed mainly at corporate clients. Besides litigation, the firm's core practice areas include corporate transactions, intellectual property, restructuring, and tax. Kirkland & Ellis represents public and private companies from a wide range of industries, as well as individuals and government agencies. Over the years its clients have included companies such as Bank of America, General Motors, McDonald's, and Siemens. Overall, Kirkland & Ellis has more than 1,500 lawyers... More

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