Management makes it clear that our growth is due to the hard work and contributions of every associate.
The culture here is very entrepreneurial and collaborative. Everyone involves associates in the business development process. Everyone at the Firm is available and wants to help you get to the right answer for your client, no matter the time of day, or where someone is located. Because of this, you’re able to get the best work product. Folks enjoy what they do, which makes the job more engaging for younger associates. All of this has led to a culture where folks care about the work they do and want to do well for their clients. I am happy to be a part of that.
It is important that I not only do my work well, but also develop important mentor/mentee relationships inside and outside of work. Since joining Kirkland, I’ve developed those relationships with partners I’ve worked with. Plus, I’ve been able to take on a mentor role with younger associates, teaching them and helping them in their success.
The quality and breadth of work keeps me at Kirkland. I focus on corporate M&A and private equity, which is very broad. I don’t think any two deals I’ve done have been the same, which I find interesting and rewarding. I’m able to do important work and have been given a lot of great opportunities. I’ve been encouraged to speak up in negotiations and lead negotiations with partners.
I’ve been involved in business development. I helped build an office. Houston is unique in that we're growing from the ground up. Management makes it clear that our growth is due to the hard work and contributions of every associate.