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Business Development Manager – Litigation

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #354

Business Development Manager – Litigation 


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: Seeking a highly motivated and engaging Business Development Manager to support the growth of thriving litigation practice. This position will oversee 3 direct reports.


  • Partner with practice group leaders to assess needs and evaluate implementation of overall strategic plans
  • Devise practice group strategy and attend 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 BD team 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 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


  • 7+ years of legal business development/marketing experience
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Strong knowledge of Litigation practice 
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and Word 
  • Motivated, energetic and persuasive
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrates good judgement in communication  
  • Works well under pressure and in a collaborative environment
  • Effective researcher with great attention to detail in legal proofreading and editing