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Productive, long hours
Word Processor (Former Employee), Washington, DCFebruary 8, 2015
Support staff is compensated well
Great compensation; Great training
Very generous bonuses
Excellent group of colleagues and attorneys
Compensation for overtime and flextime.
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Excellent workplace all around.
Practice Assistant (Former Employee), New York, NYDecember 16, 2014
Co-workers are pretty universally high-achieving, smart, good people. Benefits package is very good; environment is professional and respectful. Excellent training in, and widespread adherence to, best practices in all job duties, from desktop software use to new business intake to workload distribution.
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Fast-paced, intense yet rewarding environment
Conference Center Assistant (Current Employee), San Francisco, CADecember 9, 2014
If you are not afraid to work hard, multi-task, and provide above and beyond customer service, then this is the place for you to start your career. The skills you will learn are essential for any work environment. If you can make it in this workplace, you can make it in any administrative position.
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productive.
Project Management Intern (Former Employee), Chicago, ILAugust 14, 2014
great place to work. great management and flexible work hours.
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Best job I ever had
Executive Legal Assistant (Current Employee), Chicago, ILJuly 13, 2014
Pros: best!
Cons: no longer in business
No longer in business so there is nothing to say here.
Had it not gone under, I'd still be there and plan to retire from there.
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Sophisticated practice
Associate (Former Employee), New York, NYApril 27, 2014
This is a great place to learn and get the benefit of top pay in the industry.
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Kirkaland and ellis LLP
Office/ Purchasing Assistant (Current Employee), San Francisco, CAMarch 20, 2014
Pros: my attorney's are awesome!
Cons: poor interdepartmental communication.
My daily routine varies greatly day by day. I am responsible for answering phones, delegating tasks, purchasing all items for the office and high levels of customer service. I create spreadsheets set up banquet rooms and mange the companies invoices. I am the first point of contact for all requests and I take great pride in the knowledge I have gained throughout my years at Kirkland. The most enjoyable part of the job is the opportunity for learning. Every minute of everyday I could be faced with a new task. Something I've never faced before.
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Great high energy firm.
IP Trial Legal Secretary/Executive Assistant (Former Employee), Washington, DCJanuary 28, 2014
Pros: interaction with high profiled clients.
Cons: heavy travel schedule and being away from my family months at a time.
Provided strong excellent secretarial support to three share partners and one associate; recommended or made decisions and took independent action following broad objectives on strategic and operational matters affecting major function within the practice group; resolved major issues involving external client service coordination, billing adjustments or special information needs via in person or over the phone; served as Lead Trial Secretary for numerous high profiled trials; assisted practice group leader and attorneys in development of various data; provided professional, courteous and flexibility when dealing with clients on behalf of attorney; planned, scheduled and delegated for upcoming trials sites in/out of state for attorneys, clients, and expert witnesses; organized set up/break down of trial offices; negotiated contracts and pricing for hotel/conference room arrangements and vendors for litigation services; prepared trial exhibits and deposition designations; prepared witness files for deposition preparation and testimony in court; prepared and arranged for service of subpoenas; and managed and prepared depositions and testimony for hearings.
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General Litigation Overview
Intellectual Property Litigation Project Assistant (Former Employee), Chicago, ILJanuary 22, 2014
Pros: free breakfast daily, at the office and at travel sites.
Cons: on-call required but compensation wasn't as much as it should have been.
Normal day of work would consist of multiple projects at a time, such as coordinating deposition preparation materials for associates and partners. Continuing to maintain several logs and calendars, daily and to update per the request of senior legal assistants and circulate to entire team.
Worked as part of a large team on one of the largest cases in firm history, which was very trying and difficult at times. It was important to keep up team morale and focus, in order to deal with the long, late hours.
A great deal of travel was required, which was interesting and exciting but also very difficult to maintain relationships, outside of work. The relationships that I made through the company were great ones, both professionally and personally.
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Slow production with nice people. Great bonuses
Billing Coordinator (Former Employee), Chicago, ILDecember 6, 2013
Pros: great bonuses
Cons: lack production
Not enough work but the people were very nice and caring. Great quarterly bonuses
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productive
records management assistant (Former Employee), Chicago, ILNovember 30, 2013
Pros: free breakfast
customer service with other employees and clients. The most enjoyable part of the job was problem solving. A typical work day would be close monitoring of electronic and physical records.
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Fast Pace, friendly, team oriented workplace
Practice Assistant Coordinator (Current Employee), New York, NYOctober 1, 2013
Highly busy, friendly law office. Opportunity for advancement.
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Good expierance
IT (Former Employee), Chicago, ILMay 31, 2013
Pros: free coffee, free lunch, good benefits, great people
I learned a lot, I wish there had been more room to move up. Overall, no complaints.
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Typical bureaucratic law firm
Practice Assistant/Legal Secretary (Former Employee), New York, NYMay 4, 2013
Pros: pay
Cons: stuffy
Not much else to say...cover your butt at K&E. Always ask for coverage even if you don't need it..
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Big Law
Litigation Department Project Assistant (Former Employee), Chicago, ILMarch 25, 2013
Pros: excellent benefits package, overtime
Cons: overtime (schedule varied by day), training sessions
The support staff (senior legal assistants) were timid around the attorneys; however, some Senior PAs were quick to take credit for a project not completed by them or to throw you under the bus if something is amiss. The culture seemed very cut-throat; there was no professional mingling between attorneys and support staff (support staff were afraid of the attorneys!). Otherwise, the company (no matter the circumstance) teaches you more than you think about yourself (career goals, tolerance, etc.).
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Fast past enviroment
Helpdesk Technician (Former Employee), Chicago, ILFebruary 18, 2013
Pros: compensation perks
Cons: daily snacks provided by the firm
Extremely fast past enviroment most of the time , with employees looking to get to the next level.
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Enjoyed
Admin Asst./Facilities/Receptionist (Former Employee), Washington, DCDecember 19, 2012
Kirkland gave me the opportunity to experience different levels in working in several departments. Really enjoyed the staff/managers
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Productive and highly demanding job
Help Desk Support (Former Employee), San Francisco, CAAugust 21, 2012
Pros: free lunch and team meetings held to improve team work.
Cons: short breaks.
Most of what I did at this firm was to provide white glove experience to top lawyers from different different city.
I learned that it's important to pay attention to details with every station I setup for new hires and become efficient with the task at hand.
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Manager, Internal Communications
Manager, Internal Communications (Former Employee), New York, NYAugust 16, 2012
Responsible for:

-- Recruited to start and manage the internal communication function for the top-tier global law firm
-- Oversaw communications for Diversity, Recruiting, Alumni Relations, Pro Bono, IT, Training & Development and
Sustainability; Worked with HR to draft all policy, benefits and compensation communication
-- Managed Kirkland’’s employer brand; Entered and won a number of workplace accolades including: Working Mother
Magazine’’s Best Law Firms for Women and the HRC’’s Award for Workplace Equality
-- Created a firm style guide; Established and enforced internal communications policies
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Legal Asst
Legal Assistant (Certified CA Paralegal) (Current Employee), Washington DCAugust 16, 2012
Primary responsibility is to assist the White Collar Crime practice group, focusing on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, by managing assigned case workloads through case activity guidance; research and cite-checking; document retention, preservation, organization and production to third parties; electronic discovery logistics; document collections. As well as assisting attorneys in preparing for meetings with clients and government agencies; drafting correspondence to clients, government agencies and other third parties; managing case files, calendars and multiple online document databases. In addition to my responsibilities to the White Collar practice group I also maintain the International Trade practice SharePoint website which tracks all OFAC settlements and recent actions.

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