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Marketing & Business Development Specialist (IP)

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #650
  • Salary: $85,000

Marketing & Business Development Specialist (IP)

ORGANIZATION: Elite International Law Firm

LOCATION: New York, NY | Washington, DC | San Francisco, CA | Chicago, IL

SALARY & BENEFITS: Competitive salary base and generous Performance-Based Bonus; Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage; Transit Program; generous Paid Time Off; 401K; Gym, 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!


  • Coordinate in-person and virtual events and speaking engagements
  • Provide research, coordination and other logistical assistance in connection with the origination and execution of new pitches and related client development meetings and activities
  • Work with IP Business Development colleagues to develop and maintain concise templates, case summaries, accolade summaries and attorney biographies
  • Maintain and manage records, pitches, and fee proposals.
  • 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
  • Conduct competitive intelligence and benchmarking research within an industry or among peer firms
  • Assist with survey responses and award submissions for the IP practice
  • Assist with collecting specific case experience to record in case tracking database
  • Refine and curate core materials related to specific industries, practice descriptions and representative experience
  • Monitor alerts and news flow to support proactive team initiatives
  • Work alongside the Events team to put together client events
  • Assist the Media / PR Team with recognitions and profile-raising initiatives


  • 5+ years of BD or marketing experience in a law firm or professional services environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Working understanding of IP litigation preferred
  • 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