Overview

Boston, MA, New York, NY or Washington, DC

Summary

Your primary focus will be driving business development and market visibility for the Energy & Sustainability and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Practices.
Responsibilities
Business Development

  • Work with Energy & Sustainability and ESG attorneys to expand existing client relationships and develop new client relationships.
  • Understand the sales cycle and coach attorneys on lead development, pitching, and follow-up.
  • As part of this process, understand how to develop pitch materials that are targeted and supportive of the sales process.
  • Collaborate with Finance and Marketing Tech teams to use firm data (client financials, pitch activity) and tech platforms (CRM) to effectively inform and report on sales and client development activity and actions.
  • Collaborate with key departments across the firm (including diversity and inclusion, pricing, IT, etc.) to support client needs.

Marketing & Profile Raising 

  • Work with practice/section management to develop and operationalize the strategy for profile raising and market visibility.
  • Tactics may include running webinars, events and annual client summits, sponsoring conferences, partnering with industry organizations, and sourcing speaking engagements, to name a few.
  • Work closely with the PR team to drive opportunity and visibility for attorneys in various third party publications.
  • Respond to various ranking and recognition surveys such as Chambers, Best Law Firms, Legal 500, and others.
  • Collect and maintain experience so that our most relevant experience appears on the website and in pitches and other collateral materials.
  • Create case studies for our most impressive client work and obtain client testimonials and logo permissions, where appropriate.
  • Collaborate with our Marketing Tech team to ensure our mailing lists include our clients and targets.

Practice Support 

  • Support integration efforts for all new lateral attorneys hired into your section/practices.
  • Work with practice management to set practice group meetings and agendas.
  • Work with practice management to create and manage the practice budget and strategic planning discussions.
  • Work with and motivate a Business Development Specialist.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested.
  • This role requires 60% in office presence; remote work is permissible 40% of the time.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with 7+ years of work experience in business development, preferably in a law firm or professional services environment.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with time sensitive deadlines.
  • Outstanding client service mentality.
  • Ability to partner with attorneys and develop consultative role/advisory relationship, including the ability to influence. Ability to manage multiple, often competing, priorities.
  • Ability to see the big picture and operationalize a plan in order to execute through to completion.
  • Strong analytical abilities when it comes to studying industry and market trends, data analytics, client financials.
  • Must be self-motivated, proactive, responsive, a team player, and dedicated to producing the highest quality work product.
  • Excellent written, presentation, and verbal communications skills.
  • General knowledge of social media platforms. Experience developing and managing relationships with trade groups and industry organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a professional manner with colleagues at all levels of the firm.
  • Strong planning, project management and organizational skills.
  • Possess a “hands-on” tactical approach.
  • Facilitate teamwork and identify opportunities to develop new processes/infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp and implement new concepts quickly.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a proactive and positive style that fosters collaborative working relationships.
  • Deep personal commitment to integrity, excellent judgment, and the highest standards of ethics.
  • Must display the highest level of diplomacy, tact and discretion, with comfort in handling and maintaining confidential information.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.
  • Ability to travel 10% or more and based on the needs of the position. (post pandemic and as needed)

Salary: $100,000.00-$120,000.00, dependent on location and experience
Date Active: 5.26.2022
Exempt/Not Exempt: Exempt