Administrative Assistant

Administration and OperationsAll Practice AreasSeattle, WA

Job Description

At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us.  Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.

The Seattle office of K&L Gates has an immediate need for an Administrative Assistant.  The Administrative Assistant will assist our e-DAT group, ensuring the group functions efficiently and to provide unique and dedicated support e-DAT Project-Based and Staff Lawyers, Practice Administrators, and other e-DAT staff. 

Essential Duties:

  • Providing administrative support for the e-DAT group, including staff and lawyers

  • Performs complex time entry in Elite for all e-DAT special assignment timekeepers (40+) in both Seattle and Pittsburgh on a daily basis

  • Schedule and coordinates meetings including partner/lawyer meetings, educational meetings, client meetings, orientations, training sessions, group related events or activities, etc.

  • Maintains a variety of tracking spreadsheets and data using Excel

  • Makes travel arrangements and submits expense reimbursement reports

  • Proofs documents

  • Distributes and screens correspondence

  • Answers telephones and directs appropriately


  • Bachelor's degree is required

  • Previous administrative or similar experience working in a law firm environment is required

  • Positive, upbeat personality and a 'can-do' attitude

  • High level of professionalism

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Extremely detail oriented/strong attention to detail

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Commitment to providing the highest quality client service

  • Ability to organize, prioritize, re-prioritize, and complete numerous tasks in a deadline-intensive environment

  • Flexible approach to the work environment and experience working in a fast paced environment with unscheduled interruptions

  • Strong computer skills and high proficiency with Microsoft Office

  • Maintain confidential information and carry out responsibilities in an honest, ethical, and professional manner

  • Responsibilities may require adjusted work schedules, overtime and evening or weekend hours on occasion


K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers across five continents. We have experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and now rank among the largest U.S. based law firms in the world.  We take pride in constantly striving for innovation, imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We come up with big ideas and then roll up our sleeves to get the job done, guiding our clients through their most complex issues in a variety of industry sectors and across multiple regions of the world.

The industry recognition the firm has garnered in the past five years emanates from the foundation of a global community aligned on behalf of our clients. The people at K&L Gates are committed to working together to create a legacy for each other, the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thrive in an inclusive and socially conscious environment that embraces diversity and takes a holistic approach to the career evolution of all our professionals.

To learn what makes us different from other law firms, including our collaborative approach, entrepreneurial spirit, and our commitment to diversity, check out our video, “Grow Your Career at K&L Gates.”

If you agree that we are different from other law firms - and the right place for you to grow your career - please apply for this position.  For more information or to view other job opportunities, please click here to go back to our careers page.

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We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent benefits.


The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm’s policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related.