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Assistant Business Development Manager

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #873
  • Salary: $180,000

Assistant Business Development Manager (Corporate, Investment Funds, or Litigation)

LOCATION: New York, NY (hybrid)

ORGANIZATION: Top-ranked global law firm

COMPENSATION: Base salary up to $180K, plus a competitive performance-based bonus

BENEFITS: Generous vacation package, retirement plus match, Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage, Life and AD&D Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, and more!

OVERVIEW: Top law firm is seeking a highly motivated and engaging Assistant Business Development Manager to support the growth of the firm’s thriving Corporate, Investment Fund, or Litigation practice. The Assistant Business Development Manager reports directly to the Director of Business Development and works closely with the practice’s attorneys and coordinators.


  • Partner with the practice group’s leaders to assess needs and evaluate implementation of overall strategic plans
  • Devise practice group strategy and attend strategic meetings, identifying opportunities for cross-marketing and putting plans into place to carry out
  • Design and implement go-to-market strategies and identify business development opportunities 
  • Prepare pitch material, RFP’s and key presentation materials for internal and external stakeholders 
  • Engage with key external stakeholders for research, conference or thought leadership engagement opportunities
  • Manage pipeline of opportunities, assess the results of pitches and proposals, and provide timely ideas
  • Monitor publications and other sources for potential opportunities and client development, and relay intelligence gathered to partners and associates
  • Guide the sales material messaging by partnering with the other practice group’s business development teams to ensure sales materials, pitches and proposals are aligned with the Firm’s core goals and practices
  • Strategize ideas and execute methods for improving the Firm’s business development initiatives
  • Assess practice group strengths and research clients, competitors, industry and market trends to aid in BD initiatives
  • Analyze and report on key BD metrics that speak to improving the effectiveness of the Firm’s BD efforts 
  • Collaborate with Media Relations and Communications team for award submissions and firm events 
  • Support practice groups with legal directory submissions
  • Provide mentorship to the BD team to foster a culture of growth, positivity and collaboration that will lead to greater efficiency


  • 5+ years of legal business development/marketing experience; knowledge of Corporate, Investment Funds, or Litigation practice groups required
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications or similar field preferred
  • Demonstrated experience managing junior business development staff members
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrates good judgment in communication  
  • Works well under pressure and in a collaborative environment
  • Effective researcher with great attention to detail in legal proofreading and editing