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Position Overview
The Brumbaugh Group has an opportunity for a motivated self-starter to continue the firm’s commitment to the highest quality legal and professional services marketing efforts.

TBG is a fast-growing Chicago-based firm offering marketing strategy to law firms and other professional services firms. We offer a fast paced, growth-oriented opportunity for the ideal candidate. The coordinator must be an excellent writer, with a demonstrated ability to pull information from multiple sources and synthesize content into a well-constructed deliverable.


  • Serving as the lead tactical person for a variety of clients
  • Drafting multiple types of content including:
      – Business development materials, including pitches, client alerts and newsletters
      – Marketing materials, including practice group descriptions and bios
      – Press materials and media pitches
      – Internal communications materials
  • Digital marketing projects, including creating social media content and back-end website management


  • Superior oral and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated self-starter with project-leadership experience
  • Technological savvy including back-end website management and social media skills
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize multiple projects and manage time effectively
  • Being extremely detail-oriented and willingness to proof deliverables multiple times to ensure the highest-quality content
  • 1-3 years of experience in a professional services setting
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or journalism
  • Entrepreneurial focus with an interest in fast-paced, high-growth-opportunity setting

  • Position: Senior Marketing Technology Coordinator
  • Firm: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: March 10, 2018
  • Contact: Seyfarth Shaw – Careers

Position Overview
Under the supervision of the Marketing Technology Manager, this position will serve as a super-administrator of the firm’s marketing technology stack, providing subject matter expertise, recommendations and complete solutions to partners and staff throughout the firm. This role is responsible for designing and providing integrated technical solutions for the firm’s marketing needs within the firm’s CRM system, e-marketing solutions and website/CMS. This is a key role that will be at the center of our ability to deliver marketing solutions internally and externally in addition to playing a significant role in upcoming systems upgrades.


  • Operate as a key point of contact to users throughout the firm to provide support to the firm’s stakeholders on all facets of the firm’s marketing technology stack, including the firm’s CRM system (InterAction), e-marketing solutions (Tikit), website and blogs (CMS) and ebook creation process.
  • Manage key projects and workstreams during upgrade of web and e-marketing solutions, coordinating internal users, departments, vendors and other third parties.
  • Develop processes and implementation recommendations for new technology rollouts and other key change management initiatives that affect the firm’s internal stakeholders.
  • Perform as an InterAction “super admin user," supporting various projects and ongoing tasks such as: (1) training and on-boarding of users (2) building custom reports, (3)  constructing complex searches using Boolean logic techniques (4) supporting the overall use across the firm and (5) processing DCM tickets to ensure data integrity, freshness and availability.
  • Collaborate with end users and design to spec and code custom solutions for email campaigns, website, blogs, firm bios and intranet portal initiatives.
  • Build key capabilities around video and podcasting.
  • Research a wide range of software applications and provide recommendations to department leaders to make key buy decisions on marketing technology solutions.
  • Deliver end-user training and process documentation for any of the firm’s marketing technology systems based on routine system use and as needed for attorney and staff requests.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or marketing and at least five years of relevant experience in marketing technology required.
  • Three years of legal industry experience and three to five years of experience in an administrator role working with CRM, e-marketing and CMS systems. (InterAction, Tikit, Vuture experience strongly preferred)
  • Working knowledge of email best practices including subject lines, list management, deliverability, ADA Laws and CAN-SPAM/CASL/GDPR laws.
  • Strong knowledge of InterAction, e-marketing systems (Tikit/Vuture/MailChimp) and Content Management Systems.
  • Strong project management skills and strong HTML and design skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word) with strong emphasis in Excel.
  • Proficiency using Adobe Programs preferred (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Indesign, Acrobat).
  • Proficiency with Google Analytics and knowledge of best practices in SEO.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and learn new technology concepts and skills quickly.
  • Good analytical skills, organized and possess a strong eye for detail.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to produce timely and accurate results while managing the expectations of attorneys and team.

  • Position: Business Development Manager
  • Firm: Latham & Watkins
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: March 9, 2018
  • Contact: Latham & Watkins - Careers

Position Overview
Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Business Development Manager to join our winning team, located in Chicago. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.

The BD Manager is responsible for leveraging his or her professional services BD expertise and knowledge of leading industries within the market to lead the full range of business development and marketing activities to drive revenue growth in the market. In close collaboration with practice office leadership, the BD Manager identifies goals and leads the team to drive progress against key priorities and objectives, as well as maintaining best in class levels of quality and service in all core BD functions. He or she works with BD leadership on global strategic issues impacting the region and establishes and maintains strong relationships with partners to ensure a regular flow of communication regarding BD projects and alignment with business strategy.


  • Influences other members of the function to execute strategy relative to other departments.
  • Identifies gaps, opportunities, potential conflict and proposes fixes around people and process.
  • Engages and leads cross-functional teams.
  • Conducts team meetings to cascade information relative to the activities of the department and office; sets team and individual goals and objectives aligned to office/department strategy; checks for understanding of goals and objectives of the team to drive clarity and direction; creates an environment of accountability without micro-managing members of the team.
  • Conducts regular meetings with each member of the team to solicit feedback on what’s working in the office/department, discuss possible opportunities for operational change and provide feedback on performance.
  • Identifies opportunities for junior colleagues’ development.
  • Develops plan to address misalignments/gaps including reassignments, exits, and recruitment being mindful of budget impact.
  • Applies EQ when coaching, counseling, and when delivering and receiving feedback.
  • Directs reports to embody BD Values and holds them accountable.
  • Utilizes appropriate data to develop and support positions/concepts.
  • Ensures right people, right skill to projects.
  • Exercises strong fiscal judgement and discipline unilaterally.
  • Ensures proactive stakeholder management.
  • Maintains a regular dialog with internal clients to anticipate potential opportunities.
  • Proactively demonstrates problem solving skills and is able to head off or reduce time to resolve issues.
  • Identifies opportunities and/or risk to firm business utilizing all applicable resources.
  • Develops preliminary plans to retain and expand clients within their portfolio.
  • Demonstrates financial acumen; understands, interprets, and uses “the numbers” to improve the office/department.


  • Occasional travel will be required.
  • A minimum of five years of progressive BD experience is preferred.

  • Position: Client Relations Specialist
  • Firm: Sidley Austin LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: February 23, 2018
  • Contact: Sidley Austin – Careers

Position Overview
The Client Relations Specialist - Awards works closely with the Manager, Client Relations to develop and implement systems to streamline and improve processes related to legal directory, awards research and results, in order to increase rankings and recognition for the Firm and its lawyers.


  • Works with stakeholders in various Firm departments to create, implement and maintain systems to streamline legal directory and awards processes.
  • Handles and directs, as appropriate, Firm and lawyer awards nominations, including: liaising with PR firm, tracking nominations and results, gathering and consolidating data and information, and performing initial review of nominations prepared by PR firm.
  • Collaborates with Manager to create best practices, timelines, templates, and process documents for all legal directory submissions and awards nominations.
  • Provides structure, advice and counseling to global marketing team in order to meet legal directory submissions and awards deadlines.
  • Partners with global marketing team on key legal directory submissions and awards nominations, including writing, reviewing and editing as needed.
  • Compiles relevant analysis and market intelligence and works with various Firm departments to gather information needed to make compelling legal directory submissions and awards nominations.
  • Interfaces with editors and researchers in connection with awards opportunities, in order to determine the Firm’s participation and to improve nominations.
  • Leverages marketing efforts in connection with legal directory and awards results.
  • Researches new opportunities and analyzes legal directory/awards participation and marketing efforts by competitor firms.
  • Analyzes and reports on Firm’s accolades (legal directory rankings and awards).
  • Leads special projects as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of three years of related work experience required.
  • Excellent writing/editing and proofreading skills, and research and interviewing skills required.
  • Marketing experience in a professional services environment is preferred.
  • A minimum of one year of hands-on experience with awards and directories or a minimum of three years of experience as a researcher/editor with a top legal directory or other legal publication is preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, good judgment, analytical and problem solving skills will be required of the successful candidate.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others is important.
  • Must be able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion, work under pressure and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities.

  • Position: Senior Business Development & Marketing Manager
  • Firm: Sidley Austin
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: February 6, 2018
  • Contact: Sidley Austin – Careers

Job opportunity still active as of February 22, 2018
Position Overview
The Senior Business Development Manager is a recognized leader within the marketing department and serves as a primary business development and marketing liaison to various Litigation practices including Antitrust, IP Litigation and Supreme Court and Appellate. In conjunction with the practice leaders, s/he leads development and execution of business development and marketing strategy that supports the overall business goals of the practice team. The Senior Business Development and Marketing Manager also collaborates with other marketing and practice leaders across practices and functions.

S/he can have direct supervisory responsibilities for Business Development and Marketing Specialist and Coordinator level professionals. Additionally, s/he is expected to lead by example, mentor junior members of the team and embody the highest standards of service delivery. The role requires the development of strong and effective working relationships within the marketing department, as well as with other administrative departments and lawyers.


  • Consults with Practice Area Team (PAT) leaders to develop and execute marketing and client development plans for the group and individual lawyers within the PAT.
  • Ensures a coordinated, sustained level and appropriate mix of marketing and business development activity among the lawyers across the practice.
  • Leads, attends and contributes to PAT and departmental meetings and planning sessions as needed.
  • Serves as both project manager as well as key contributor for RFPs and pitches and other business development projects, both for the primary practices and other groups, as necessary.
  • Manages, develops and refines processes and procedures relating to the practice(s) business development “infrastructure” (e.g., written collateral; database/matter lists; contact lists; opportunity tracking; etc.). Ensures processes are efficient and the best possible use is made of available technology and other resources.
  • Leverages market knowledge to drive strategy within service areas and identify ways to distinguish service offerings.
  • Facilitates the planning, implementation and follow-up of new business or cross-marketing opportunities.
  • Advises on the business development and marketing budget for the PAT, providing guidance and recommendations to the PAT leaders, including evaluating the return on investment of initiatives.
  • Leads the development of the practice area’s profile raising activities including submission of rankings, surveys, league tables and other ratings information as well as sponsorships and practice events.
  • Participates in hiring, managing and developing staff. Oversees daily operations and reviews staff work. Manages professional development of staff, including goal setting, coaching and training. Prepares annual performance appraisals and provides timely performance feedback on performance.
  • Delegates work efficiently and effectively to other team members.
  • Works with other leaders within and outside the marketing department on special department projects as needed.
  • Liaises with other marketing staff to execute practice related activities.


  • A minimum of 10 years of professional marketing or business development experience and/or strategic planning, sales, market assessment or positioning in law firm or other professional services industry. Experience in law firms or relevant industry is a plus.
  • A minimum of four years of direct personnel management experience.
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university, preferably in marketing, finance, economics, business or similar field. M.B.A. or J.D. a considerable plus
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities and take initiative to lead projects.
  • Deep understanding and market knowledge of the legal litigation landscape.
  • Strong presentation skills and demonstrated ability to present to management and peers.
  • Strong organizational prioritization skills for self and team.
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
  • Demonstrated computer experience: MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Familiarity with databases such as S&P, CapitalIQ, Docket Navigator and other resources.
  • Experience working with sensitive or confidential information, and ability to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion is important.
  • Attention to detail, good judgment, the ability to work under pressure, analyze and solve problems, and to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities will be required of the successful candidate.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others will be required of the successful candidate.

  • Position: Communications Coordinator
  • Firm: Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: February 6, 2018
  • Contact: Kirkland & Ellis – Careers

Job opportunity still active as of February 22, 2018
Position Overview
Kirkland & Ellis is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.

We seek a versatile copywriter with an eye for design to join our growing communications team within the Firm’s Business Development Department as a Communications Coordinator. It’s an exciting time to join a collaborative team as we are re-evaluating, refreshing or launching new communications initiatives.

The coordinator will work on a portfolio of digital and print marketing communications campaigns. Social media is a significant focus for the role. Experience writing and executing social media campaigns is critical. Intellectual curiosity and interest in exploring creative ways of communicating and new technologies is important, as is the ability to distill complex topics into concise, easy-to-read language, and to marry words with imagery.

The coordinator will report to the Communications Senior Specialist and the Firmwide Director of Communications/PR, and will work closely with the Communications/PR, Branding & Creative and Digital Marketing teams.

You will also communicate and collaborate daily with nearly 100 diverse problem-solvers and advisers dedicated to the broader business development, marketing and communications efforts of the Firm. Our international business development team provides seamless service to our attorneys with a focus on quality, innovation and responsiveness.


  • Manage social media for the Firm, focusing on LinkedIn and Twitter. Curate digital content and develop campaigns for social media. Train attorneys and employees to use social media tools, and conceptualize and execute campaigns to encourage engagement. Stay apprised of social media communications trends and how they may help to build the Kirkland profile, broadcast the brand to critical audiences and support business growth.
  • Collaborate on communication strategy, planning and execution to support ongoing communications and marketing campaigns, which may include initiatives around diversity, pro bono and recruiting, internal communications, advertisements, and client- and prospect-focused campaigns.
  • Provide strategic communications counsel to internal teams, and produce campaigns with a consistent brand, tone and voice.
  • Plan, execute and track multiple projects, working closely with cross-functional team members. Provide regular status updates to stakeholders.
  • Work with Digital Marketing and Branding & Creative teams to analyze campaigns and develop recommendations to improve performance.
  • Support maintenance of accurate and complete process documentation.
  • Troubleshoot issues and proactively present innovative solutions.
  • Learn and stay apprised of legal services-specific compliance and attorney advertising rules.
  • Any other duties as assigned by management.


  • A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in journalism, communications, marketing or similar field.
  • Three-plus years of work experience within an agency, professional services or B2B setting is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the legal industry or prior communications experience in a regulated industry is beneficial.
  • Outstanding writing, editing and grammar skills, with a high degree of precision and strong organizational, execution and analytical skills required.
  • Must have knowledge of AP Style.
  • Must be able to handle sensitive or confidential information discretely.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of digital marketing channels, including social media. Strong digital copywriting, design, content marketing and verbal communication skills are necessary.
  • Must be an adept team contributor who can receive constructive feedback, and collaborate to take campaigns from concept to completion.
  • Must be able to cross-train and back up others on the team on a variety of communications initiatives.
  • Must have a strong aesthetic sense. This is a creative role and requires the ability to create attractive content under time constraints.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, design software (InDesign, PhotoShop) as well as LinkedIn and Twitter.
  • Familiarity with content management systems, email marketing platforms, and social media management platforms a plus.
  • Knowledge of SEO and UX principles is helpful.

  • Position: Practice Development Assistant
  • Firm: Seyfarth Shaw
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: January 19, 2018
  • Contact: Seyfarth Shaw – Careers

Job opportunity still active as of February 22, 2018
Position Overview
The Practice Development Assistant will assist the Practice Development Director, Manager and Coordinators with practice management, marketing and business development initiatives by providing the support and coordination necessary for a successful outcome. The assistant will play an active role in the development and implementation of key initiatives and programs and will be responsible for coordinating the activities of project stakeholders to ensure successful and on-time project execution. Candidate should be a highly motivated self-starter with an attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently. Position reports to the Practice Development Director for Corporate and Real Estate.


  • Assist Practice Development Director, Manager and Coordinators with development of monthly practice group financial reports utilizing Microsoft Excel.
  • Coordinate logistics for Corporate and Real Estate group meetings and national CLE programs. Communicate with IT and office leads to ensure smooth video conference connections, as well as specialized AV needs. Attend meetings to provide support to leaders, including but not limited to taking notes, PowerPoint management, and any related follow-up.
  • Assist with preparation and coordination of handout materials for department meetings, practice group meetings, and client meetings, as needed.
  • Draft internal communications for the departments, including but not limited to various reports, newsletters, invitations, surveys,and announcements.
  • Maintain department experience databases, including regular content entry and Q/C to ensure accuracy.
  • Manage all aspects of the Practice Group portal pages, including decision-making on content postings.
  • Support PD team with preparation of league table submissions and reference management.
  • Support external client alerts and webinars process, including formatting and distribution.
  • Liaise with design team to edit department collateral and internal materials.
  • Various ad hoc projects as needed and requested.


  • Undergraduate degree in business or related field, or equivalent job experience.
  • One-to-two years of experience in a professional services environment. Law firm experience preferred but not required.
  • Superior organizational skills, extreme attention to detail, and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Intermediate level Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint preferred.
  • Experience with InterAction, Tikit, and/or meeting/event scheduling software a plus.
  • Ability to efficiently plan and manage time while handling projects for multiple supervisors and competing deadlines.
  • Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills needed to follow written and/or oral instructions, provide information, and maintain effective relationships with firm personnel - including management, a diverse group of attorneys, clients and staff. Ability to exude a high level of professionalism, courtesy and diplomacy through in-person, email and telephone communication.
  • Exhibit high degree of initiative and independent judgment with excellent troubleshooting and follow-through skills.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to learn and is receptive to feedback.
  • Regularly demonstrates professionalism, respectful of all colleagues, and ability to be flexible with tasks and requests.

  • Position: Business Development Manager
  • Firm: Freeborn & Peters
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: January 19, 2018
  • Contact: Freeborn & Peters – Careers

Job opportunity still active as of February 22, 2018
Position Overview
Freeborn & Peters LLP is a full-service law firm headquartered in Chicago, with offices in New York City, Richmond, Va., Springfield, Ill. and Tampa, Fla. The Business Development Manager serves as a business development and marketing liaison to the following practices: Corporate, Government and Regulatory Law, Employment/Trade Secrets/Restrictive Covenants Litigation, Environmental Litigation, and the PE/Portfolio Litigation. S/he will work directly with the partners in the groups (across various offices nationwide) to develop and execute clear strategies and business plans, and manage an aligned range of marketing campaigns, programs/events, communications and key account activity. This position reports to the Director of Marketing and Business Development.

Projects may include: assisting in the maintenance of business development and marketing collateral for the group; monitoring progress against planned priorities; directory submissions and improving the profile of the practices and developing strategy for participation in or planning of major events. S/he takes an active role in learning about these and other practices and developing the groups’ and the firm’s internal knowledge about its clients and business in order to foster cross-selling.

  Strategic Practice and Client Development

  • Consults with practice group/team leaders and key partners on development and coordination of marketing and client development plans for the group and individual lawyers within the assigned practice groups/teams.
  • Attends and contributes to practice group/team meetings and planning sessions.
  • Tracks and analyzes practice initiatives and how those initiatives impact the group's budget and to provide evaluation of past initiatives to determine if there is sufficient ROI to repeat those initiatives.
  • Evaluates the viability and probability of the development of business prospects and cross-marketing efforts of the practice groups.
  • Manages, develops and refines processes and procedures relating to the Practices’ business development "infrastructure” (e.g., written collateral; database/matter lists; contact lists; opportunity tracking; etc.). Maintains an acute level of quality control to ensure that all marketing collateral, communications, deal lists, etc. are consistent, error-free, and up to date. Ensures processes are efficient and the best possible use is made of available technology and other resources.
  • Coordinates with the Librarian and Marketing Team to conduct industry and client research to aid in practice development initiatives.
  • Facilitates the planning, implementation and follow-up of new business or cross-marketing opportunities.
  • Coach individual attorneys with the greatest potential for new originations – as designated by Practice Group Leaders – to develop and execute individual business development plans. 

  Proposals and Pitches

  • Serves as lead project manager for RFPs and pitches, both for the primary practices and other groups, as necessary.
  • Spearheads briefing discussions to propose and/or understand the opportunity.
  • Writes new business proposals and produces targeted, tailored responses to RFIs/ RFPs.
  • Serves as advisor in preparing and rehearsing pitch teams.
  • Supports follow-up and debrief activities post-pitch and report them back to firm.

  Other Marketing and Profile-raising Activities

  • Leads practice areas’ submissions of rankings, surveys, league tables and other ratings information.
  • Works with Marketing Team to hold Freeborn-sponsored and other co-hosted programs and events.
  • Coordinates with Marketing Team on PR opportunities.
  • Recommends and facilitates the involvement of firm lawyers in professional organizations that will enhance the visibility of the lawyers and the firm in global and industry platforms.
  • Coordinates with Marketing Team on thought leadership pieces and leveraging social media platforms.


  • A minimum of five years of experience in law firms and/or strategic planning, sales, market assessment or positioning in financial services industry or other professional services industry.
  • A bachelor's degree, M.B.A. or J.D. is a considerable plus.
  • Proficiency in project management, financial modeling and competitive analysis experience strongly desired.
  • Proficiency with databases such as InterAction, Redwood Analytics and Monitor Suite; advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities to drive projects to completion.
  • Superior communication and proofreading skills, detailed oriented and results driven.
  • Effective problem solving skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with all levels of employees.
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion.
  • Able to travel to other locations and events as needed.

  • Position: Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Firm: Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: January 6, 2018
  • Contact: Kirkland & Ellis – Careers

Job opportunity still active as of February 22, 2018
Position Overview
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms.  Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas.

The firm seeks an experienced Firmwide Digital Marketing Specialist to join its evolving digital marketing team within the Firm’s Business Development Department. The specialist will support the digital marketing manager in the development, implementation and maintenance of the Firm’s external website and related initiatives.

The website you see today is undergoing transformation, and the specialist will have the exciting opportunity to be part of this redesign project. S/he will inform strategy and support execution of a modern, responsive and engaging digital presence that reflects the Firm’s unique culture and market preeminence.

The specialist should understand how the Firm’s website plays into the broader digital marketing ecosystem and will work closely with the Firmwide Communications and Branding & Design teams. S/he will present strategies, bring new ideas to the table and demonstrate strong execution of approved ideas.

Recognizing that compelling, current content is the backbone of a successful website, the specialist will:

  • Assist strategy and execution of website content (text and imagery), adhering to an editorial calendar and style guides. 
  • Track and leverage analytics to help inform web content decisions. 
  • Oversee attorney headshot photography sessions and photo editing.
  • Develop and improve processes to address efficiency, compliance and consistency.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience working in website content management systems and demonstrate skilled management of high-volume workflows. S/he will have a passion for exploring emerging technologies and digital marketing trends. S/he should balance a focus on the big picture with attention to the detailed day-to-day execution needed to sustain the demands of a dynamic website for an international Firm. The specialist will supervise the daily activities of the team’s assistant and coordinator, delegating workload and helping troubleshoot as necessary. 

The specialist must work effectively with other functional departments including practice development leaders, Information Technology and Security staff. The specialist should build effective relationships with various external vendors, Firm staff and attorneys.

Specific duties include:

  • Actively contribute to strategic planning and execution of the website redesign project.
  • Maintain the Firm’s public website,, and supervise the website assistant and coordinator. Oversee daily operations, business processes/procedures and quality control.
  • Oversee the Chicago office’s professional headshot photography sessions. Maintain the Firmwide library of attorney headshots. Produce tri-annual attorney photo directory and support requests for one-off directories for attorney meetings.
  • Develop web content strategy and work with attorneys and staff to regularly assess and improve content.
  • Work with the professional responsibility partner and internal compliance specialist to ensure adherence to rules of advertising and professional conduct.
  • Support the business development and marketing needs of the Firm’s various practice groups, Business Development department and other functional groups. Respond to information requests, prepare reports and provide status for marketing systems initiatives.
  • Assist with the evaluation of technology tools, budget preparation and other administrative functions.
  • Generate intelligence from website systems, including traffic and search analytics. Proactively identify trends and opportunities to drive digital content strategy.
  • Manage relationships with other vendors who provide web-related services (e.g. site quality assurance, video hosting, site traffic monitoring).
  • Assess and update the functionality, features and security of the system. Coordinate upgrades and maintenance with the vendor. Coordinate contract review/negotiation and domain registrations with IT.


  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of experience in business development or marketing. Minimum two years of experience in website administration. Experience in a law firm or professional services setting strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of content management systems, website standards and digital marketing tools. Strong analytical and database skills with proficiency in methods of information acquisition, analysis and dissemination. Proficiency with Google Analytics, SEO, HTML and Photoshop preferred.
  • Excellent client service orientation with strong verbal and written communication skills. Must be a proficient writer, editor and proofer for web content. Must be very comfortable interacting with all levels of personnel in the Firm, as well as with multiple technology vendors.
  • Strong technical aptitude with ability to break down complex concepts for a non-technical audience. Proficient in evaluating new technology products and providing recommendations and education.
  • Ability to prioritize and drive multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Strong skills in project management, creative problem-solving and dealing with ambiguity.

  • Position: Business Development Specialist
  • Firm: Schiff Hardin LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: January 6, 2018
  • Contact: Schiff Hardin – Careers

Job opportunity still active as of Feb. 22, 2018
Position Overview
Seeking a Business Development Specialist to provide direct support in the execution of a wide variety of marketing and business development initiatives that further client relationships, grow business, and increase market share.  This position will report to the Business Development Director.


  • Developing a deep knowledge of the firm’s attorneys, clients, experience, and capabilities and translating this knowledge into compelling value propositions.
  • Providing hands-on support in managing business development initiatives and supporting practice group strategies.
  • Preparing pitches and responses to requests for proposals (RFPs) and tracking outcomes;
  • Developing and maintaining marketing materials, including practice group descriptions, PowerPoint presentations, practice-specific case/transaction lists, and intranet/website/blog content and other collateral.
  • Along with department analyst, coordinating competitive intelligence research on prospective targets, industries, markets, competition, and conflicts via firm-wide resources, online databases, and library searches.
  • Assisting with maintaining database of opportunities and monitoring results.
  • Recommending specific client communications and programs, including client alerts, seminars, receptions, and webinars.


  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of four years of professional experience in business development and marketing required. Law firm experience preferred.
  • Excellent writing, communication, collaboration and organizational skills
  • Ability to deal with complex material and concepts and manage/prioritize multiple concurrent projects.
  • Strong computer skills, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft suite. Proficiency with CRMs and email marketing software a plus.
  • This is an exempt position and will require some work during evenings and weekends.

  • Position: Directory and Research Coordinator
  • Firm:  Vedder Price
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: December 20, 2017
  • Contact: Vedder Price – Careers

Job opportunity still active as of February 22, 2018
Position Overview
Seeking a motivated, self-directed Directory and Research Coordinator to work in the marketing department and assist marketing personnel and firm attorneys on directory and survey submissions and general research requests. The Coordinator plays a critical role in managing the firm’s responses to directories, surveys and ranking requests, including managing the overall effort, as well as guiding the Practice Development Liaisons in developing concise and informative responses. This position also helps to bolster the firm's diversity efforts by compiling information from multiple departments to respond to firmwide diversity surveys from both clients and outside publications. A secondary role for this position is supporting the marketing team in the research function. In this capacity, the Coordinator manages research tools, creates appropriate templates, trains the Practice Development Liaisons on the use of the tools, and provides direct research when required.

Successful candidates will have a strong capacity for working in a client service role in a team environment. The candidate must be extremely comfortable with writing and analysis to provide critical feedback in the directories and research reporting portions of the position. The Coordinator must also be proficient in the use of online information research services.

  Directories and Rankings Support

  • Supports the marketing team in managing the overall annual survey efforts, including: assigning directory submissions to relevant marketing professionals, tracking development of the submissions, providing final review of submissions, and ensuring proper filing and documentation of the submissions.
  • Prepares legal directory submissions including pulling relevant representative works when available and other content as well as writing and editing the submissions on behalf of the firm when needed.
  • Helps manage league table submissions for transaction-based practice groups.
  • Conducts peer firm analysis such as league table rankings, international activities and client relationships to support various practice and office initiatives.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  Research Support

  • Creates research templates for use by marketing team and trains the team members on compiling research deliverables.
  • Performs ad hoc analysis and research on client, practice and office developmental opportunities, when needed.
  • Helps lead in the analysis and presentation of market, industry and geography research combining internal data with external sources on firm strategic initiatives.
  • Follows and tracks trends in the legal industry as it relates to business development efforts across practices and offices.
  • Prepares company profiles including background information, advisory relationships, and market intelligence and connects to the firm experiences and relationships.
  • Analyzes, summarizes and presents analysis on capital markets (public equity and debt offerings) deals and M&A transactions by company, region, industry or peer firms.
  • Develops knowledge and understanding of external data sources for use in business development projects.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Previous experience in directories support required.  
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills—ability to synthesize, interpret and summarize relevant information from various sources and share insights in an actionable recommendation.
  • Basic acumen of businesses financials; understanding of SEC filings a plus.
  • Have an innate desire and curiosity to learn about business, industries and markets.
  • Knowledge or experience with Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Monitor Suite or other competitive/market intelligence tools required.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products required; experience with InterAction or other CRM application a plus.
  • Self-motivated and able to lead and work independently on projects as well as support team members in major initiatives as required.
  • Strong project management skills with experience in managing multiple projects at once.
  • Bachelor's degree required; MBA a plus.
  • Minimum of five to eight years’ experience in professional services field required.
  • Ability to work overtime to meet directory deadlines as needed.

Job opportunity still active as of February 22, 2018
Position Overview
The Marketing & Business Development Manager works under the direction of the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) to support and execute marketing and business development programs and initiatives in the Chicago office. The Marketing & Business Development Manager oversees communication, media and public relations involving the strategic vision of the firm’s public image and its clients, culture and reputation. This position works with attorneys to develop, align and execute strategies and tactics that support existing client relationships and bring new clients and business to the firm.


  • Works closely with the Director of Marketing & Communications and Director of Business Development to identify and leverage media opportunities, plan internal messaging to inform and promote cross-selling across the firm. 
  • Proactively helps identify key strategic PR opportunities reflecting the firm’s core practice areas and industry strengths with direction from the Director of Marketing & Communications.
  • Identifies topics for proprietary work to promote firm’s reputation as thought leader and to achieve meaningful media attention.  Also works directly with the PR agency and assists in the creation of story ideas.
  • Assists in strategy for social media marketing and social networking to support branding and growth efforts. Provides one-on-one social media training to attorneys and contributes to firm wide social media content and posting of content. 
  • Assists Director of Marketing & Communications with internal and external communications initiatives and online content, including firm website, press releases, newsletters, annual report, recruiting information and client advisories.
  • Oversees the coordination of multimedia packages, letters, invitations and brochures for requested assignments.
  • Assists Chicago attorneys with InterAction efforts, including mailing lists and keeping client information up to date.
  • Supports assigned practice groups as directed by the CMO, by attending meetings and conference calls and providing follow up marketing action.
  • Responsible for placement of internet, print or broadcast advertising efforts in the Chicago market.
  • Maintains awareness of marketing communication activities in Cleveland, Indianapolis, Delaware and Columbus offices and is directly responsible for the Chicago office.
  • Creates and maintains business relationships with key service providers.
  • Develops formal office marketing communication plans annually with budget to be established and approved by the CMO.
  • Supervises the execution of local firm events, conferences, etc. and makes sure post-event analysis and follow-up including ROI is provided.
  • Oversees Chicago business development tickets for client entertainment through Invite Manager.

  Business Development

  • Prepares responses to RFP’s and RFI’s and coordinates pitches as directed by the Director of Business Development. This includes strategic approaches, market research, copywriting, editing materials and recommending changes, and working with attorneys and other staff members to execute in a professional and timely manner.
  • Oversees pipeline of targets across all practice groups in the Chicago office.
  • Supervises and facilitates the identification of market opportunities including new products and services. Also identifies trends, tools and training sessions that could be beneficial to firm’s marketing efforts.
  • Supports the firm’s competitive and market intelligence functions, and conducts research as needed. 
  • Utilizes Business Intelligence database to pull firm, attorney and practice group financial reports, as well as lists of clients in particular industries, for use in strategic planning, pitch preparation, attorney coaching / business development planning and client / prospect conversations.
  • Monitors competitor activity and strategy; reports and makes recommendations to senior management.
  • Assists with office marketing and collaboration amongst attorneys and practices, including helping lateral hires familiarize other attorneys at the firm with their capabilities. 
  • Works with the Director of Talent Acquisition & Development to implement internal business development training sessions for attorneys in the Chicago office.
  • Participates in the development of new collateral and proposal materials, as well as in experience collection and management.
  • Acts as contact person for questions on department communications materials.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a business or marketing focus, and a minimum of six years of experience in marketing and business development required.  
  • Prior management experience is preferred.  
  • Must possess superior presentation and analytical skills, plus demonstrated skills to handle a variety of assignments simultaneously.  
  • Must possess an excellent customer service attitude.