Business Development Specialist, Corporate

For the New York Office of an International Law Firm

Responsibilities include:

  • Research and draft materials (pitches, brochures, compiling relevant thought leadership) for client meetings and in response to RFPs; liaise directly with lawyers, BD colleagues and the design/production team throughout the process;
  • Execute drafts of Chambers, Legal 500 US and IFLR1000 submissions, as well as one-off awards for practices and individuals; liaise directly with partners and Sr. Manager to finalize submissions;
  • Lead on organizing client seminars/conferences/webinars, preparing invite lists, mailing invitations, coordinating conference materials, executing on the event and ensuring proactive follow-up, liaising with Events and CLE teams, as necessary;
  • Prepare materials for internal practice group meetings, such as business development activity reports, event summaries and agendas, and liaise with the finance and practice development teams on materials, as necessary;
  • Undertake internal and external research and analysis on clients, targets, markets, competitors, rankings, etc;
  • Coordinate mailings for client newsletters and briefings; maintain mailing lists and updating as necessary, using relevant systems in coordination with CRM resources.

Qualifications include:

  • 3+ years of BD/marketing experience in a professional services environment, bachelor's degree required;
  • Experience responding to RFPs
  • Experience with corporate law – M&A, capital markets, financing;
  • A client-service, can-do attitude;
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills;
  • Experience with some or all of the following systems is preferred: Foundation, Salesforce and Sharepoint; experience with databases such as Pitchbook, Mergermarket, Refinitiv, CapitalIQ, and Preqin a plus.
Salary: $100k-120k

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