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Business Devleopment Specialist – Investment Banking / Private Equity

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #114

Business Development Specialist – Investment Banking / Private Equity
New York, NY – Midtown Manhattan

Compensation: Base salary to $130,000 and comprehensive benefits (including, medical, dental, vision, by a major U.S. law firm. Exceptional work environment ideal to all transportation in one of New York's most recognized addresses. The firm culture is noted as being highly desired.

Summary: Top-ranked multinational law firm is seeking a Business Development Specialist to support the New York Marketing & Business Development Department. This position reports to Business Development Investment Funds Manager. The Business Development group operates alongside more than 100 diverse problem-solvers and advisers dedicated to business development, marketing and communications.

• Consult with the New York partnership on the development and execution of meaningful strategic business development and marketing initiatives for the region
• Gather data from various sources/databases to compile a variety of intelligence briefings, including (but not limited to): company/private equity firm profiles, relationship intelligence documents 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, including Bloomberg, The Deal Pipeline, CapIQ, Pitchbook, Deal Point Data, PrivateRaise, Preqin, ThomsonOne and others
• Accurately capture and maintain comprehensive transaction deals in the Firm’s experience database
• Create manuals and resource materials for the experience database, outlining best practices for researching and recording transactions as well as helping to develop definitions and taxonomies
• Provide research, coordination and other logistical assistance in connection with the origination and execution of new business pitches and related client development meetings and activities
• Refine and curate core materials related to specific industries, practice descriptions and representative experience
• Research, develop, and manage on-point visibility opportunities, such as industry seminars and speaking/sponsorship opportunities to increase an individual or the group’s profile
• Monitor alerts and news flow to support proactive team initiatives
• Conduct competitive intelligence and benchmarking research within an industry or among peer firms
• Assist with collecting NY-specific litigation case experience to record in case tracking database
• Update data in the Firm’s marketing CRM database, including the review and creation of mailing lists
• Review and consult with attorneys on new content, including matters and awards/rankings, and focus of their biographies
• Work alongside the Events team to put together client events
• Work with all functions of the greater Business Development & Marketing team, including Operations, Development, Systems, Communications, and Business Intelligence

Required Skills
• 4+ years of BD or marketing experience in a law firm, finance or investment banking environment
• Bachelor’s Degree Required, Advanced degree a plus!
• Deep knowledge of litigation and or Corporate Governance / M&A litigation and or Securities & Shareholder litigation
• Exceptional communication and listening skills, including an innate ability to communicate with stakeholders
• Proven ability to organize and manage a diverse range of projects, prioritizing multiple tasks with competing deadlines (at times in high-pressure situations)
• Very strong project management abilities to lead and control large, complex pitches, proposals and RFPs
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office software
• Proficiency with various research databases including, but not limited to Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Westlaw MonitorSuite, Lex Machina

Please note we are also seeking candidates in the $150K to $250K range for U.S. & LATAM business development