Legal Marketing & Business Development Manager
Washington, DC | Chicago, IL

One of Washington DC’s most incredible and cutting edge International law firms seeks an experienced Legal marketing and BD Manager to work with the firms Litigation, IP and Finance departments in their DC and Chicago Offices. You can live in either area and travel is limited to once a quarter to either location.

The department is set up with a Director, Assistant Directors, Managers, Coordinators and BD support staff which you will supervise.

  • Manage day-to-day responsibilities to ensure that assignments and projects are effectively managed and in alignment with the firm’s overall strategic efforts, and that service to clients is exceptional
    Develop and support annual marketing and business development Litigation Practice group plans focused on priorities outlined by practice leaders and lawyer teams, including thought leadership platforms, communications, and client outreach
  • Collaborate with marketing & business development department leadership and Litigation Practice leaders to develop annual budgets to support initiatives outlined in group business plan(s) or as outlined by leadership, including specifying key strategic and tactical objectives and means to achieve annual goals
  • Support responses to RFPs, and pitch, presentation, and other opportunities via the development of written proposal and presentation materials for assigned department(s) in the Litigation Practice and liaise with client teams when relevant
  • Manage and direct marketing and business development client development programs. Provide support for seminars, sponsorships, and other events pursued by the firm in your local office
  • Engage in research and analysis and competitive intelligence-gathering for strategic planning, competitive firm positioning, and business development activities
  • Support recruiting and integration of lateral lawyers into firm
  • Manage continuous communications and interaction with departmental and Litigation practice leadership, including responsibility for periodic meetings, reports, analysis, progress monitoring, etc.
  • Develop and maintain league table or industry survey content; respond to league table/industry surveys or ranking submissions
  • Support coordination of business development training for lawyers
  • Periodically review and consult with lawyers regarding their bios and practice descriptions to ensure that they are kept current
  • An undergraduate degree, preferably in marketing, business, research, or communications-related field, and a secondary degree (e.g., a Master’s degree, a Ph.D., an M.B.A., or a J.D.) is preferred.
  • 5 or more years of demonstrated success in a managing legal marketing, research, management, and/or communications-related field, either in the professional services (e.g., law, accounting, or consulting) or in a comparable position(s) in the corporate, trade association, or academic sectors
  • Familiarity with accepted research techniques and databases typically used for competitive intelligence in a professional services company
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

The firm offers a completive salary of $125-$145,000 with outstanding benefits, 6 weeks’ vacation/sick leave, retirement and 8:30am to 5:00pm or 9:00am to 5:30pm hours. The position is Exempt and all inquiries will be confidential.

To Apply

Please email your confidential resume/CV as a Word attachment to or call Brian Steffan at 703-224-8182