Business Development Specialist, Transactional

For the Connecticut, New Jersey or New York Office of a Well-Respected Regional Firm

Responsibilities include:

  • Draft, customize and produce pitch books, RFPs and presentations; manage the process for RFPs that cover multiple practices;
  • Create competitive analyses on companies and industries; collaborate with Business Development Managers and lawyers to identify legal services and cross selling opportunities for specific companies;
  • Manage regular updates to the Deals & Cases database; work with lawyers and Business Development Managers to collect, draft and get approvals for case summaries;
  • Prepare submissions for key directory rankings, awards and league tables;
  • Assist the Firm’s Business Development Managers with client events and sponsorships, including reviewing mailing lists, presentation materials, onsite support and follow-up communications;
  • Work with the Business Development Manager to help facilitate the practice group meeting agendas and materials and prepare and track annual practice group budgets.

Qualifications include:

  • BA and 4+ years of experience in a law firm or other professional services environment required; experience with litigation practices is strongly preferred;
  • Proactive self-starter and strategic thinker who can take ownership of multiple projects and see them through with minimal oversight, while maintaining attention to detail;
  • Excellent writing skills, with the ability to draft and summarize technical legal topics into plain English;
  • Solid knowledge of legal marketing practices, including business development, CRM and marketing communications;
  • Ability to work well in a team environment; strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Monitor Suite (or similar legal research tools).

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