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.

K&L Gates is seeking a midlevel to senior associate to join the Asset Management and Investment Funds practice group. The ideal candidate will have three to twelve years of experience in all aspects of the formation and operation of private equity, private credit, real estate, infrastructure and similar private funds. Candidates with experience forming hedge funds and venture capital funds, and representing investors with respect to private fund investments will also be considered. We are seeking candidates that have experience in one or more of these areas, and a desire to work with a team of experienced lawyers who will provide active mentoring and opportunities to assume increasing levels of responsibility on a variety of matters. The candidate will become part of an exciting global Asset Management and Investment Funds practice, working with a diverse range of premier global clients. Experience in a top-tier law firm or in-house experience at an institutional asset manager is strongly preferred.

Candidates should have strong academic credentials and excellent communication, analytical, and writing skills. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a commitment to providing the highest quality client service and be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Exceptional candidates will be considered in any of our US offices. Please email Emily Reichs, Legal Recruiting Manager, at with any questions.

As required by the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance and San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, qualified applicants for our Los Angeles and San Francisco offices with arrest and conviction records will be considered.

Base salary $225,000 - $425,000/year.

The base salary for this position will be determined during the interview process and will vary based on multiple factors, including but not limited to prior experience, relevant expertise, current business needs, market factors and candidate’s geographic location.

About The Firm
K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents in more than 40 offices. 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 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.

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K&L Gates offers our Associates a comprehensive suite of benefits to help meet your needs now and in the future. Depending on your eligibility, options for full-time Associates include:
  • Medical/Prescription Drug Coverage (including a Health Savings Account feature)
  • Pre-tax Commuting Benefits
  • Dental Insurance
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement plan
  • Health Advocacy Services
  • Short- and Long-term Disability Protection
  • Identity Protection/Restoration and Fraud Insurance
  • Life Insurance (including Basic, Supplemental, Spouse, Child, and Accidental Death and Dismemberment)
  • Student loan refinancing options and access to a student loan concierge service
  • Paid Time Off (Generally, paid time off is undefined with 3-4 weeks usually acceptable)
  • Addiction Resources
  • Parental Leave (24 weeks of which 12 are paid; short-term disability may provide additional paid time off)
  • Breast Milk Delivery and Lactation Support Services
  • Paid Holidays (12)
  • Employees also may be eligible to receive bonuses and certain expense reimbursements
  • Family Building Benefits
  • Pro Bono Opportunities
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Professional Development and CLE Credit Opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Bar Expense Reimbursement
  • 529 Deductions
  • Relocation
  • Accident Insurance
  • Balanced Hours Program
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Ramp-Up/Ramp-Down Program
  • Hospital Indemnity Insurance
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Hybrid/Remote Work Opportunities
  • Back-up Child/Elder Care and access to a caregiving concierge
  • Perks including: Technology, Entertainment, and Travel Discount Program
  • Wellness Program
  • All other benefits (such as leaves of absence) required by law

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications, competence, and business need. Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, military or veteran 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 all unlawful harassment including, without limitation, that based on sex, race, age, disability, or national origin. The Firm complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact