At Kirkland, you are in charge of your career and your trajectory; you can actively direct your path.
Kirkland’s open assignment system presents a unique advantage for associate development. At Kirkland, you are in charge of your career and your trajectory; you can actively direct your path. If there are certain types of matters you want to work on or clients you want to work with, you are given the freedom to choose among them.
This system also makes the work more personal. I have developed close relationships with colleagues and that bond remains even after a transaction has been completed; they have continued to serve as informal mentors and advocated on my behalf.
Our training programs balance the theoretical with practical. It is one thing to understand securities law through the statutes and regulations as written, but, as an associate, it is also helpful to learn the practical issues and how they influence the approach for our day-to-day activities.
I have been astounded by the amount and variety of training that Kirkland provides; it makes it easy to dive right in and constantly learn something new.