Practice 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 global law firm of K&L Gates LLP is seeking a Legal Practice Assistant to provide support to our Corporate M&A practice group in the Seattle office.  

The position requires 3 to 5 years of prior legal secretarial experience and executive assistant level capacity to support the firm’s Practice Area Leader partner and two additional Corporate partners.  The Practice Assistant would be heavily involved in document preparation and project organization as required and would be responsible for database/file management, tracking deliverables, and other tasks as assigned. Assistants are responsible for providing administrative support including maintaining calendars, arranging domestic and international travel, time and expense entry, preparation of client billing, and promoting office efficiency. The Assistant will have an active role in developing business opportunities by assisting with acquiring market knowledge and the preparation of presentations for client meetings and proposals for potential engagements.


  • 3-5 years legal secretary experience, preferably with a large sized law or professional firm
  • Proficiency in document preparation such as editing, formatting, and production
  • Experience working with confidential information, legal documents and conducting research
  • Experience supporting attorneys with calendar and travel management
  • Superior organizational and communications skills
  • Careful attention to detail, excellent time management and problem solving capabilities
  • Ability to handle numerous projects and deliverables
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • High School diploma (or equivalent) is required; degree or certificate is preferred


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.