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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Position Overview
SmithAmundsen LLC is seeking a part-time assistant to work closely with other members of the marketing team to achieve marketing and business development goals. The ideal candidate will be a team player and possess outstanding interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, and willingness to learn. This position will ideally be held by someone working toward a degree in marketing, communication or business or an experienced individual looking to take a step back to part-time work.

Responsibilities

  • Event assistance including name tag preparation, staffing, and gathering of materials as directed.
  • Assemble material and brochure requests.
  • Conduct basic research requests.
  • PowerPoint and presentation assistance as necessary.
  • Update lists, directories, spreadsheets, etc. as necessary.
  • Basic data entry and updates to contact management system database.
  • Promotional item distribution and inventory.
  • Department expense submissions.
  • Department calendar and scheduling.
  • Work with the hospitality and office services departments to reserve rooms and host meetings.
  • Communicate professionally and promptly with attorneys in the firm as well as other departments as directed.
  • Maintain a positive presence within the team, office, and at events.

Requirements

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Candidate must be able to quickly learn basic database management programs.
  • Demonstrated strong oral communication, writing, and editing skills.
  • Must show a high level of creativity, organization, and attention to detail.

  • Position: Public Relations Manager (Awards & Recognition)
  • Firm: Kirkland & Ellis
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: July 10, 2018
  • Contact: Kirkland & Ellis – Careers

Position Overview
We are looking for a seasoned professional to join our growing Communications/PR team within Kirkland’s Business Development/Marketing Department. The Public Relations Manager (Awards & Recognition) will lead the Firm’s global initiatives in connection with legal directories, awards, nominations, surveys and lists published by national, local and trade media organizations such as Chambers & Partners, Law360, The American Lawyer and the Financial Times, and many others.

The PR Manager (Awards & Recognition) will be a key member of the Communications/PR team, as well as a leader and peer in the greater Business Development/Marketing Department. S/he will closely communicate and collaborate daily with nearly 100 diverse problem-solvers and advisers dedicated to the Firm’s broader marketing efforts. Our international business development team provides seamless service to our attorneys with a focus on quality, innovation and responsiveness.

The manager will report to the Firmwide Director of Communications/PR and will be responsible for strategizing, planning, executing and monitoring all awards and recognition opportunities to promote the Firm's practice areas and attorneys in a way that aligns with Kirkland's core messaging and values. The ideal candidate should have outstanding leadership, judgement, project management, problem solving, writing, editing and grammar skills, as well as intellectual curiosity and the ability to distill complex topics into concise, easy-to-read language.

This Firmwide position engages with all of Kirkland’s practice areas — including its highly regarded corporate, intellectual property, litigation and restructuring groups — and acts as a strategic advisor to all partners. S/he should understand how awards and recognition play into the broader PR and marketing ecosystem and will collaborate closely both with attorneys and business development teams and other internal departments to meet requirements and deadlines for projects spanning all offices. S/he will also be responsible for sharing results internally and externally.

The manager will be a hands on leader; someone who can lead a team but also dive in to get the work done. They must execute projects from concept to completion with little supervision and enforce systems, policies, procedures and standards for quality. S/he will actively contribute ideas, and execute and expand upon existing organizational tools, processes, policies and procedures, all while providing superior service to attorneys, producing quality work product, and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.

Responsibilities

  • Manage a dedicated team of two direct reports and supervise other contributors to submissions.
  • Collaborate with Firm leadership to develop and execute compelling submissions and nominations that communicate the Firm's capabilities and initiatives with the objective of improving rankings and increasing visibility for Kirkland and its lawyers.
  • Lead and improve the quality and standardization of submissions. Develop and communicate best practices.
  • Manage all editorial calendars and proactively anticipate upcoming opportunities. Track and prioritize the Firm’s level of participation across opportunities. Evaluate new opportunities to make recommendations as to the Firm’s appropriate level of participation.
  • Analyze results, historical performance and year-on-year trends. Produce regular reports highlighting recent work and achievements.
  • Create internal and external communications announcing major recognitions for the Firm and its attorneys.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with editorial, research, business development staff and reporters at legal directories and media organizations.
  • Serve as the point person for all recognition-related questions from attorneys and staff.
  • Oversee all accolade posts on Kirkland’s external website.
  • Ensure a consistent identity for the Firm’s responses to legal directories, awards programs and surveys with house style and voice.
  • Oversee global responses to media surveys requesting lawyer headcount and other data.
  • Manage all administrative tasks related to awards and recognitions, including budget, policies, procedures, templates and style guides.

Requirements

  • A minimum of seven years’ experience within professional services with proven business development or marketing experience is required. At least two years of supervisory experience where you have developed and led communications efforts and initiatives for a firm is preferred.
  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or public relations is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of research and editorial processes for legal directories and media organizations, as well as experience developing and producing persuasive submissions.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience managing global teams to include coaching, mentoring, counseling and developing individuals to their maximum performance; and fostering a spirit of teamwork, unity and cohesiveness.
  • Experience supervising work and leading large-scale projects desired.
  • Knowledge of practice areas common in a global law firm is preferred.
  • Must be an exceptional writer, with outstanding editing and proofing skills, as well as an excellent verbal communicator and critical thinker. Must possess an impeccable attention to detail.
  • Must possess excellent organizational and project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment, both independently and collaboratively, to meet competing deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain positive working relationships with Firm leaders, lawyers, staff, as well as external contacts.
  • Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to communicate to Firm leadership on overall efforts, progress and results.
  • Excellent judgment and discretion in handling confidential or sensitive information is required.
  • Must be flexible and able to tolerate ambiguity in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities.
  • A solid command of the Associated Press style guide, grammar and journalistic writing principles, as well as an understanding of persuasive writing for marketing communications, is important.
  • Must present a professional demeanor and polished image.
  • A client service mindset and a sense of urgency in answering requests from attorneys, staff and external contacts.
  • The candidate must have a solid command of a number of different technology applications to produce a high-end and professional work product, including a solid command of the Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Position: Business Development Manager
  • Firm: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
  • Location: Chicago, IL or Washington, DC
  • Date posted: July 3, 2018
  • Contact: Banner & Witcoff – Careers

Position Overview
The Business Development Manager is responsible for supporting attorneys in their business development and marketing efforts, generating business leads and expanding client relationships. The Business Development Manager will collaborate with attorneys, marketing colleagues, and various departments across the firm.
 
Responsibilities

  • Work with attorneys one-on-one to increase effectiveness of business development approaches.
  • Provide active operational management, support and oversight of all pitch and RFP response activities, working closely with the Marketing Director.
  • Develop effective proposals and pitch presentations and track results with prompt follow-up, measurement and communication of outcomes.
  • Coordinate researching and recommending new companies or industries to target.
  • Manage the development of cross-selling, client retention and other business development or marketing-related education programs for attorneys.
  • Track and report on business development activity and new business wins.
  • Assist in the development and execution of client events and webinars.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with other internal departments and appropriate external resources.

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree and three to five years of marketing or business development experience in a law firm.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property services and terminology is highly preferred.
  • Experience with a multi-office firm/company is preferred.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills. 
  • Ability to work as part of a team and effectively integrate within the firm’s environment.
  • Proven success leading client-focused business development initiatives.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices within business development and marketing communications processes.
  • Ability to work well with multiple deadlines, innovative problem solving and prioritization skills.
  • Experience with marketing information systems and use of technology-driven communication social media experience is desirable.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with appropriate level of discretion.
  • Ability to travel between offices and other locations as needs dictate.

  • Position: Communications Production Assistant
  • Firm: Kirkland & Ellis
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: June 21, 2018
  • Contact: Kirkland & Ellis – Careers

Position Overview
We are looking for a versatile junior copywriter with an eye for design to join our growing communications team within the Firm’s Business Development Department as a Communications Assistant. It’s an exciting time to join a collaborative team as we are re-evaluating, refreshing or launching new communications initiatives.
 
The assistant will bring outstanding writing, editing and grammar skills to their work on a portfolio of digital and print marketing communications campaigns. Intellectual curiosity and the ability to distill complex topics into concise, easy-to-read language will be important, as will be interest in exploring creative ways of communicating and new technologies, and marrying words with imagery.
 
The assistant will support projects directed by members of the Communications/PR, Branding & Creative and Digital Marketing teams, and will report to the Firmwide Director of Communications/PR.
 
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.
 
Responsibilities

  • Assist with production of client newsletters, working with InDesign, CRM and e-marketing communication software to produce attorney-authored newsletters. Tasks will include editing, layout, proofreading, building and maintaining mailing lists, and designing e-marketing campaigns.
  • Assist with tasks related to producing the Firm’s internal newsletters. Draft and edit content and assist with lay out, and contribute to various project management tasks.
  • Assist on certain marketing communications efforts supporting the Firm’s diversity, pro bono and recruiting departments.
  • Contribute to directories and awards nominations. Research, gather and verify case and deal information, draft and edit content, enter data into submission forms, assist with attorney biography submissions, and other related tasks.
  • Provide back-up support for the Firm’s responses to RFPs, RFIs and RFQs. Tasks could include gathering content, liaising with attorneys, editing and proofreading responses, assisting with maintaining the Firm’s RFP database, and other related tasks.
  • Assist with other marketing communications and business development initiatives, including social media initiatives.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, journalism or public relations with one to three years of experience in communications and/or marketing roles.
  • Strong writing skills, a solid command of the Associated Press style guide, grammar and journalistic writing principles is required.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills and a professional demeanor.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and impeccable attention to detail, particularly as it relates to proofing.
  • Must be able to multitask and juggle competing deadlines and to follow clearly defined processes and procedures.
  • A client service mindset and a sense of urgency in answering requests from attorneys and administrative staff.
  • Must be flexible and able to tolerate ambiguity in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills necessary to maintain effective relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Law firm or professional services experience is a plus.
  • The candidate must have a solid command of a number of different technology applications to produce a high-end and professional work product, including a solid command of the Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with e-mail marketing platforms, design software, and CRM systems, is preferred.

  • Position: Client Relations Manager
  • Firm: Quarles & Brady LLP
  • Location: Chicago or Milwaukee
  • Date posted: June 21, 2018
  • Contact:  Quarles & Brady – Careers

Position Overview
We are looking for a Client Relations Manager to manage business development programs for assigned practice groups, client service teams, industry teams and offices. Work with the attorneys in these groups to facilitate client retention and expansion and increase revenue.

Responsibilities

  • Work with group leaders to provide strategic input and direction to assigned practice groups, client service teams, industry teams and offices for the development and effective implementation of short and long-term business development initiatives to achieve revenue growth.
  • In conjunction with the Client Relations Director, develop business plans/strategic goals for assigned groups/teams. Serve as the main point of contact for the assigned group/team, and oversee projects utilizing resources of the Marketing Communications Team when necessary.
  • Attend and facilitate meetings with assigned practice groups, client service teams and industry teams with the goal of creating, implementing and monitoring strategic business development activities.
  • Assist in the identification of opportunities and development of new business proposals, marketing materials and presentations.
  • Facilitate the planning, implementation and follow-up of new business or cross marketing opportunities and BTI action plans of assigned contacts.
  • Participate in the firm's sales training program and use the tools to coach and support attorney, practice, and team initiatives.
  • When appropriate, coach attorneys in one-on-one and team situations to broaden business development opportunities.
  • Analyze market data on clients, prospects and competitors to support practice/team business development goals.
  • Develop and coordinate events focused on expanding relationships and client retention.
  • Create and maintain marketing materials and experience summaries for assigned practice groups. Ensure that updated materials are added to Content Pilot.
  • Work with the Marketing Communications Team to expand practice/team visibility and enhance the firm's profile in a variety of ways, including seminars, trade organization participation, article placement, newsletters, survey responses, directory listings, public relations and transactional databases.
  • Provide support on other group/team projects as requested by Director.
  • Oversee and manage the office/practice group/client service team and industry team marketing budgets.

Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in relevant area required.
  • 5-7 years’ experience in a business development role is preferred.
  • Previous legal experience is strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with experience building rapport and creating strong relationships with attorneys at all levels, as well as staff, to achieve results is required.
  • Ability to balance strategy and execution to set and achieve business development goals is necessary.
  • Must be comfortable with ambiguity and conflict, with demonstrated ability to bring calm to stressful situations and develop creative solutions.
  • Self-starter with the ability to independently lead and manage a wide variety of practice groups, client service teams, and industry teams is essential.
  • Baseline knowledge of assigned practices/teams/industries and a basic understanding of all practices in the firm to facilitate cross-selling is required.
  • Excellent organizational, project management and judgement skills are required, as well as the ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and pay strong attention to detail.
  • Must possess a strong customer service attitude and work well under pressure, with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to be an collaborative team player.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

  • Position: Marketing Specialist
  • Firm: HBR Consulting LLC
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: June 13, 2018
  • Contact:  HBR Consulting – Careers

Position Overview
HBR Consulting LLC (HBR) is seeking a marketing specialist to be part of its Marketing team. As a marketing specialist, you will join a growth-oriented company focused on advancing HBR’s brand in the market.

In this role, you will participate in the planning and execution of our strategic events program and collaborate with practice group and operations teams to establish priorities and assess return on investment. The marketing specialist reports to the marketing director. Additionally, the marketing specialist will continuously strive to improve and refine our strategic events program to ensure our event approach and presence align with target audiences to produce results.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute events – including conferences, roundtables, webinars and HBR-hosted meetings – from inception through event evaluation.
  • Develop and maintain budgets for events and provide periodic reports to stakeholders.
  • Identify HBR-hosted event venues; write and distribute RFPs and negotiate final contract.
  • Establish and maintain a database of vendors, caterers etc.
  • Manage pre-, during- and post-event logistics for HBR-sponsored events.
  • Track and process expenses, including reimbursements and honoraria.
  • Draft event communications, email announcements and speaker calls for participation.
  • Liaise with practice groups, marketing team colleagues and / or vendor partners for co-sponsorship opportunities and event coordination.
  • Manage HBR’s events calendar.
  • Recommend new event / sponsorship opportunities based on practice and Company priorities and target audience alignment.
  • Understand HBR service offerings and work with content manager to recommend subject matter expert speaking opportunities.
  • Collaborate with digital strategist to develop social media strategy to support events.
  • Work with graphic designers to develop impactful HBR-branded event materials.
  • Manage the HBR-branded promotional item store.
  • Maintain an intimate knowledge of HBR brand and style guides.
  • Collaborate with content manager to plan and execute HBR’s premier, invitation-only Legal Lab and LegalXchange events.
  • Proof, edit and recommend graphic enhancements for business development presentation decks and marketing collateral (i.e., print, email, social, ads, etc.) to comply with HBR brand and style guidelines.
  • Serve as brand ambassador; train others on HBR brand and style guide requirements.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings or weekends during peak event periods.

Requirements

  • 3-5 years’ experience in events management or similar role.
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable in an environment that requires setting and adjusting priorities.
  • Creative and strategic thinker.
  • Detail oriented with exceptional organization and project management skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, use of the Internet, e-mail and other software programs relevant to this position.
  • Solid writing and editing skills in English.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and thrive in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.
  • Project management experience a plus.
  • B2B and professional services marketing experience is preferred.

  • Position: Business Development Manager –  North America Employment & Compensation
  • Firm: Baker McKenzie
  • Location: Chicago, New York or San Francisco
  • Date posted: June 13, 2018
  • Contact: Baker McKenzie – Careers

Position Overview
The North America Compensation and Employment Law Business Development Manager is responsible for assisting the BD Team to develop and drive regional strategy to maximize client retention and growth for the NA Employment & Compensation Practice Group. Working closely with the partners, the role is an integral part of the Group’s Business Development team, focusing on business development and marketing operations, securing panel and other appointments through the submission of written proposals, maintaining marketing collateral, business planning and strategy development, client relationship management, preparing directory submissions, improving the profile of the Group, and executing the Group’s internal and external events.
 
Responsibilities

  • Business Development – Supports the North America Employment and Compensation Business Development Practice Group to identify business opportunities with new and existing clients.
  • Proposals – Provides assistance with the development, drafting and design of proposals,
  • Client Relationship Management – Conducts client research, including Firm-specific information such as billings, matters, and relevant timekeepers.
  • Business Development and Marketing Collateral – Assists with the development and maintenance of marketing collateral.
  • Business Planning – Responsible for tracking progress against the Group business plan.
  • Directories – Responsible for content collection and preparing the Group’s submission to directories.
  • Media – In collaboration with the Associate Director, North America Communications identifying relevant content for social media channels, working with attorneys to develop their own social media channels to promote the Firm and their practice, and tracking media mentions on behalf of the Group.
  • Thought Leadership – Responsible for the production, distribution, and tracking of client alerts, newsletters, white papers and additional thought leadership.
  • Firm Positioning and Events– Works with the local office resource(s) to execute the Group's client seminars, conferences, webinars, internal meetings, sponsorships/partnerships with outside organizations, and all other events in which Firm and Group representation and participation are necessary. Travel throughout the region is required.
  • Budget Management – Monitors Group business development expenditures, develops and obtains necessary approval on all business development expenses.
  • Practice Group Administration – Is responsible for the maintenance and distribution of Group email distribution lists, rosters, and the Group’s calendar. Updates intranet site with relevant material.
  • Other duties as assigned to develop and drive regional strategy.

Requirements

  • At least five years experience in marketing/business development in a professional services environment preferred.
  • Undergraduate degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or Marketing, or equivalent work experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of how clients choose among lawyers and the business development process within professional services firms.
  • Strong judgment and ability to make well-reasoned independent decisions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; strong reporting skills.
  • Advanced understanding of strategic market communications and issues.
  • Self-motivated and independent, able to work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Comfortable working across multiple cultures and time zones in a matrix organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including pleasant nature and ability to influence others.
  • Organized, detailed oriented individual with good project management skills.
  • Strong client service orientation.
  • Tech-savvy, with proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and PowerPoint design.
  • Familiarity with internet and web-based platforms.
  • High level of energy and persistence, and understanding of the importance of delivering exceptional customer service to clients.

Position Overview
This is a six-month contract position intended to provide coverage for the existing PR Manager’s maternity leave and to assist with duties held by the previous Director of Marketing Communications.

The ideal candidate should: 1) know how to effectively pitch to media, 2) be skilled at working with senior leadership to help manage the process for increasing media coverage in target outlets, 3) have strong subject matter understanding with prior legal industry experience, 4) be a skilled and efficient writer, 5) have experience managing and mentoring more junior team members.

Responsibilities

  • Utilize existing relationships with long-term relationships with both the editorial and business staff of relevant local, national, and international media to pitch stories that raise the firm’s profile. Facilitate meetings between key partners and relevant reporters.
  • Work with the Managing Director of Marketing and the Global Practice Development Managing Director for Litigation to determine public relations goals and implement strategies for targeting media outlets, evaluate media opportunities for potential conflicts in order to minimize the risk of the firm.
  • Work closely with firm leadership to manage crisis communication scenarios, including online reputation management projects and any related negative situations involving the firm and its clients.
  • Manage outside public relations agency partners across the firm.
  • Act as the point person in announcing lateral partner hires, including developing strategies, drafting press releases, and communicating with partners and leadership.
  • Supervise firm media monitoring and work with the Digital & Marketing Communications Manager to post appropriate news content on the firm’s website and social media channels to maximize the firm and its attorneys’ public profile.
  • Help source and place attorney-authored articles.
  • Manage and coordinate with the Marketing Communications Assistant in tracking opportunities and obtaining all necessary information for media-based survey and directory submissions. Work with the global practice development teams on major directory submissions, including Chambers, Legal 500, and U.S. News Best Lawyers.
  • Work with the appropriate teams to publicize good news related to the firm’s diversity, recruiting, and pro bono programs.
  • Collaborate with marketing communications team to develop and strategize profile raising activities for the firm and partners.
     
    Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Strong public relations experience; 8+ years of professional media relations expertise, preferably in a PR organization that services law firms and/or in-house at a law firm; alternatively 8+ years of journalism experience covering legal and business issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate with and gain confidence of lawyers and staff.
  • Excellent news judgment and a keen understanding of the news cycle.
  • Highly organized.
  • Ability to work independently yet stay within parameters of overall firm marketing goals.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while prioritizing work assignments.

  • Position: Business Development Manager
  • Firm: King & Spalding
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: May 8, 2018
  • Contact: King & Spalding – Careers

Job opportunity still active as of June 24, 2018
Position Overview
King & Spalding seeks a driven and experienced professional to serve as a Business Development Manager for the Chicago office and the firm-wide Special Matters & Government Investigations practice which is part of the firm’s overall Government Matters Practice Group.

The person in this position will work closely with the Managing Partner of the Chicago office and the partners in the Special Matters & Government Investigations practice (located in Chicago, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Atlanta, London, New York, San Francisco, and Houston), as well as with colleagues across the firm’s Marketing Department, to help chart and drive respective business development and marketing strategies.

The ideal candidate is forward thinking, strategic, energetic, service oriented, detail oriented, collaborative and brings substantive knowledge of the white collar crime, anti-corruption, and government and internal investigations subject matter areas, at least 7 years of experience in a law firm or similar professional services firm, and knowledge of the Chicago legal market.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Associate Director of Business Development, the Managing Partner of the Chicago office, the partner leaders of the Special Matters & Government Investigations practice and senior staff to help craft and execute respective business development and marketing strategies.
  • Identify cross-selling and cross-marketing opportunities for lawyers in the Chicago market and the Special Matters team.
  • Organize and support key profile-building events and initiatives for the Chicago office, the Special Matters practice and individual lawyers including receptions, client entertainment outings, substantive presentations, webcasts, etc., working closely with participating lawyers and Marketing Department colleagues on invitation list development, event materials, participant tracking, on-site management and targeted follow-up activities.
  • Continuously maintain all office and supported specialty team website content, brochures, lawyer biographies, pitch materials, etc. so that they are consistent and up to date with firm and specialty area branding efforts.
  • Facilitate client research requests and track and assess potential clients, competitors and enforcement developments broadly to identify business trends and opportunities and ensure that K&S is optimally positioned to grow market share.
  • Draft marketing materials and play a coordinating role in connection with numerous pitches, RFPs and other new business opportunities.
  • Assist with continued integration of Chicago Special Matters & Government Investigations partners in the Government Matters Practice Group firm-wide and with the promotion of the Chicago office.
  • Assist with executing client targeting program for the Special Matters & Government Investigations practice including prompting and monitoring pursuit activities, tracking follow-up activity and assessing ROI.
  • Maintain up-to-date repository of relevant client matters and client references, work with legal directory and league ranking submissions team on Chambers and numerous other rankings.
  • Assist lawyers on the development of their individual business plans.
  • Compile periodic reports on business development activity and results on specialty teams.
  • Coordinate the marketing budget for the Chicago office and the Special Matters practice: vet big-ticket requests and analyze marketing expenses and ROI.
  • Serve as the primary contact for the Chicago office and Special Matters for requests from the marketing department’s communications, branding, and events divisions and other areas of the firm.

Requirements

  • At least seven seven years of experience in a business development or marketing role within a law firm or professional services environment.
  • Undergraduate degree required; JD or MBA preferred.
  • The ability to take direction from multiple stakeholders; excellent project management skills, with keen attention to detail and an ability to prioritize and execute multiple ongoing tasks often under tight deadlines.
  • A highly intelligent, curious, proactive and business-minded approach to all responsibilities and initiatives.
  • A professional, assertive and approachable demeanor, with comfort and competence both in dealing with senior lawyers and working collaboratively with other lawyers and staff throughout the firm.
  • Proficient in the use of a variety of applications such as, but not limited to, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Interaction (or other CRM databases).
  • Concise and effective written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to travel to the Washington, D.C., office and other locations on occasion.
  • Ability to maintain complete and mandated confidentiality and discretion regarding highly sensitive matters.

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