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Business Development Assistant / Coordinator (Litigation)

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #415

POSITION: Business Development Assistant / Coordinator (Litigation)

COMPENSATION: Base salary up to $70K and generous paid overtime and performance-based bonus; Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage; Transit Program; generous Paid Time Off; 401K w/match; Gym membership perks, Life Insurance, all firm amenities, exceptional culture, noted firm with historical stability, security and career growth. Noted as one of the most desired law firms to work for globally!


ORGANIZATION: Top-ranked AM Law Firm 

SUMMARY: Top-ranked AM law firm is seeking an Assistant / Coordinator to support the Firm’s Litigation Practice within the Business Development team. The Business Development Assistant is responsible for supporting a variety of tasks, including pitches, proposals, events, speaking engagements, conferences, marketing maintenance and litigation tracking and reporting.


  • Create early drafts of proposals and presentations
  • Track and maintain client pitches and practice initiatives
  • Monitor and report litigation
  • Plan and execute client events, on-site education programs, and seminars in collaboration with managers and other departments
  • Manage the firm's contact relationship management (CRM) database's activity and relationship tracking, as well as generating reports and high-level analysis on a regular basis
  • Gather data from various sources/databases to compile a variety of intelligence briefings on company/financial/private equity firm profiles and biographical dossiers
  • Engage in comprehensive research of the Firm’s transactions across a wide breadth of industries, geographies and transaction types using a variety of internal and external resources
  • Accurately capture and maintain comprehensive transaction deals in the Firm’s experience database
  • Refine and curate core materials related to specific industries, practice descriptions and representative experience
  • Conduct competitive intelligence and benchmarking research within an industry or among peer firms
  • Assist with survey responses and award submissions


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 1+ years of previous experience working in a law firm environment
  • Familiarity with the pitch process 
  • Basic understanding of litigation
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and iManage
  • Working knowledge of CRM/Database Software 
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing and proofing
  • Ability to interact adequately and professionally with senior-level attorneys, staff and guests
  • Ability to work independently, but also as part of a team
  • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure