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Competitive Intelligence – Business Development Assistant (Finance and Investment Banking)

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #693
  • Salary: $60,000

Competitive Intelligence – Business Development Assistant (Finance and Investment Banking)

SALARY & BENEFITS: Base salary up to $70K, commensurate with experience; 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!

LOCATION: New York, NY | Chicago, IL

SUMMARY: Top-ranked AM law firm is seeking an Assistant to support the Corporate (M&A, Private Equity, Transactional) Legal Team within the Marketing & Business Development Department. The right candidate will liaise closely with the corporate teams firm-wide Competitive Intelligence team to facilitate various projects and initiatives to drive the development of new business.


  • 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
  • Maintain and update content in the firm’s database
  • Maintain data in the firm’s CRM system
  • Assist the Events Manager with event planning
  • Provide administrative support, including budgeting and expense reporting to the Investment Funds BD team
  • Work with all functions of the greater Business Development & Marketing team, including Operations, Development, Systems, Communications and Competitive Intelligence


  • 1+ years of Corporate Investment Banking and / or Finance experience  
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Understanding and knowledge of Capital Markets, Finance, Banking and / or M&A
  • Ideal candidate will have familiarity with Bloomberg, Capital IQ, Preqin and Reuters