Chicago, IL


The Business Development and Marketing Coordinator is a key team member within the Marketing Department. The Coordinator supports assigned industry groups (Aviation and Airlines/Auto and Mobililty/Climate Change/ESG) with a variety of business development and marketing projects, as described below. They take an active role in learning about the service offering, lawyers, and clients of the assigned groups, and work closely with colleagues across offices and functions to coordinate a range of integrated business development and marketing efforts.


  • Assists in the preparation of new business proposals and capability pitches, as well as formal RFP responses
  • Maintains the groups’ business development “infrastructure” (e.g., written collateral, experience database/matter lists, contact lists, opportunity tracking, etc.), exercising an acute level of quality control to ensure that all marketing collateral, communications, matter lists and other materials are consistent, error-free, and up to date
  • Supports the preparation and submission of rankings, awards, surveys, league tables, and other recognitions for assigned groups
  • Updates practice/industry information on the Firm’s website and intranet site, and coordinates occasional external republication
  • Helps write and edit practice/industry group descriptions, lawyer biographies, and client presentations to support the Firm’s business development pursuits
  • Conducts research on clients/prospective clients, and gathers market and competitive intelligence to develop knowledge about our clients, their industries, and legal needs
  • Collaborates with the Creative team to produce branded collateral for sponsorships, client events, advertisements, presentations, and other activities
  • Works with Regional BD and Marketing team members to plan client programs and Sidley-sponsored events
  • Other tasks and projects as assigned


  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • A minimum of two (2) years of business development and/or marketing related experience
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Marketing or business development experience in a law firm or other professional services organization
  • Working knowledge of customer relationship, pipeline, and experience management databases such as InterAction, Salesforce, and/or Foundation
  • Familiarity with relevant company/market research tools, as well as law firm rankings, awards, and league table publications
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Superior relationship building skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
  • Able to work under pressure


The salary range for this position is $56,000 – $72,000.


Salary: $56,000 – $72,000
Date Active: 9.20.2023
Exempt/Not Exempt: Non-Exempt