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Manager, Pitch & Pursuit Excellence

Baker McKenzie, LLP - Main Office

250 Attorneys - 350 Staff

Reports to: Senior Manager

LOCATION: 300 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant work experience

EXPERIENCE: •Extensive experience in BD/communications in professional services, with significant hands-on experience in proposal development •Strong organisation and project management skills •Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously on tight deadlines •Excellent interpersonal skills to work/lead in remote teams of partners, lawyers and BD/marketing professionals •Fluent written and spoken English •Ability to network and collaborate across the Firm •Strong persuasive and diplomacy skills with the ability to deal autonomously with highly intelligent and demanding internal clients at all levels •Possess a client service focus, flexibility and a can-do attitude •Motivated and enthusiastic proactive approach with high levels of personal drive and energy.

DESCRIPTION: •Ensure implementation of pitch and proposals best practice and manage projects and the strategy of Pitch & Pursuit process •Lead the proposal process for bids/pitches and panel proposals for high value and Key Client opportunities •Provide coaching/training for partners, lawyers and BD/marketing professionals around all aspects of Pitch best practice •Conduct tender debrief meetings feeding back key points to the business to facilitate further learning and development •Develop best practices; develop and deliver training to regional and global teams including practice groups, BD teams, partner/staff meetings •Work with partners to rigorously assess proposal opportunities, help partners to decline opportunities that are not in line with the Firm strategy, and assemble teams and resources to respond quickly and effectively to those opportunities we do pursue •Proactively develop and manage key content and marshal resources to ensure that proposals of superior quality are delivered on time.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO https://www.bakermckenzie.com/en/careers/job-opportunities/na/manager-pitch-and-pursuit-excellence

Posted May 22, 2019


Specialist, Pitch & Pursuit Excellence

Baker McKenzie, LLP - Main Office

250 Attorneys - 350 Staff

Reports to: Manager, Pitch & Pursuit Excellence

LOCATION: 300 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant work experience

EXPERIENCE: •Strong experience in BD/ communications in professional services, with significant hands-on experience in proposal development •Organisation, project management, and ability to handle multiple projects on tight deadlines simultaneously •Interpersonal skills to work/lead in remote teams of partners, lawyers and BDMC professionals •Persuasive and diplomacy skills and ability to deal autonomously with highly intelligent and demanding internal clients at all levels •Client service focus, flexibility, can-do attitude; motivated and enthusiastic; personal drive and energy •Fluent written and spoken English •Excellent communication and presentation skills

DESCRIPTION: •Lead the proposal process for bids/pitches and panel proposals for high value and Key Client opportunities •Provide coaching/training for Partners, lawyers and BD/marketing professionals around all aspects of pitch best practice •Manage project and strategy of Pitch & Pursuit process •Conduct tender debrief meetings feeding back key points to the business to facilitate further learning and development •Develop best practices; develop and deliver training to regional and global teams including practice groups, BD teams, Partner/staff meetings •Work with Partners to rigorously assess proposal opportunities, help partners to decline opportunities that are not in line with the Firm strategy, and assemble teams and resources to respond quickly and effectively to those opportunities we do pursue •Proactively develop and manage key messages/content and marshal resources to ensure that proposals of superior quality are delivered on time.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO https://www.bakermckenzie.com/en/careers/job-opportunities/na/specialist-pitch-and-pursuit-excellence

Posted May 22, 2019


Business Development Manager

Freeborn & Peters LLP - Main Office

114 Attorneys - 104 Staff

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Business Development

LOCATION: 311 S. Wacker Dr, Suite 3000, Chicago, IL 60606

EDUCATION: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university, preferably in business or similar field; M.B.A. or J.D. a considerable plus.

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five (5) years of experience in law firms and/or strategic planning, sales, market assessment or positioning in financial services industry or other professional services industry.

DESCRIPTION: Freeborn & Peters LLP is a full-service law firm headquartered in Chicago, with offices in New York City, Richmond, VA, Springfield, IL and Tampa, FL. The Business Development Manager serves as a business development and marketing liaison to the following practices: Corporate Practice Group, Government and Regulatory Law Practice Group, Employment/Trade Secrets/Restrictive Covenants Litigation Practice Team, Environment and Energy Practice Team, Emerging Industries Team, and the PE/Portfolio Litigation Practice Team. S/he will work directly with the partners in the groups (across various offices nationwide) to develop and execute clear strategies and business plans, and manage an aligned range of marketing campaigns, programs/events, communications and key account activity. Projects may include: assisting in the maintenance of business development and marketing collateral for the group; monitoring progress against planned priorities; directory submissions and improving the profile of the practices and developing strategy for participation in or planning of major events. S/he takes an active role in learning about these and other practices and developing the groups’ and the firm’s internal knowledge about its clients and business in order to foster cross-selling.

Responsibilities: Strategic Practice and Client Development • Consults with practice group/team leaders and key partners on development and coordination of marketing and client development plans for the group and individual lawyers within the assigned practice groups/teams. • Attends and contributes to practice group/team meetings and planning sessions. • Tracks and analyzes practice initiatives and how those initiatives impact the group's budget and to provide evaluation of past initiatives to determine if there is sufficient ROI to repeat those initiatives. • Evaluates the viability and probability of the development of business prospects and cross-marketing efforts of the practice groups. • Manages, develops and refines processes and procedures relating to the Practices’ business development "infrastructure” (e.g., written collateral; database/matter lists; contact lists; opportunity tracking; etc.). Maintains an acute level of quality control to ensure that all marketing collateral, communications, deal lists, etc. are consistent, error-free, and up to date. Ensures processes are efficient and the best possible use is made of available technology and other resources. • Coordinates with the Librarian and Marketing Team to conduct industry and client research to aid in practice development initiatives. • Facilitates the planning, implementation and follow-up of new business or cross-marketing opportunities. • Coach individual attorneys with the greatest potential for new originations – as designated by Practice Group Leaders – to develop and execute individual business development plans. • Coordinates and delivers associate business development training. • Coordinates and facilitates internal business development activities. Proposals and Pitches • Serves as lead project manager for RFPs and pitches, both for the primary practices and other groups, as necessary. • Spearheads briefing discussions to propose and/or understand the opportunity. • Writes new business proposals and produces targeted, tailored responses to RFIs/ RFPs. • Serves as advisor in preparing and rehearsing pitch teams. • Supports follow-up and debrief activities post-pitch and report them back to firm. Other Marketing and Profile-raising Activities • Leads practice areas’ submissions of rankings, surveys, league tables and other ratings information. • Works with Marketing Team to hold Freeborn-sponsored and other co-hosted programs and events. • Coordinates with Marketing Team on PR opportunities. • Recommends and facilitates the involvement of firm lawyers in professional organizations that will enhance the visibility of the lawyers and the firm in global and industry platforms. • Coordinates with Marketing Team on thought leadership pieces and leveraging social media platforms.

Qualifications: • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in law firms and/or strategic planning, sales, market assessment or positioning in financial services industry or other professional services industry • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university, preferably in business or similar field; M.B.A. or J.D. a considerable plus. • Proficiency in project management, financial modeling and competitive analysis experience strongly desired • Proficiency with CRM and webinar databases, and other technologies such as Redwood Analytics, Monitor Suite and other resources; advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, PPT and Excel • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities and take initiative to drive projects • Must be detailed oriented, analytical and results driven • Superior communication and proofreading skills • Effective problem solving skills, able to work under pressure and adaptable • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously and effectively with all levels • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion • Able to travel to other locations and events as needed

Benefits: We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: Medical/Dental/Vision; Telemedicine; Healthcare Plan concierge service; 401k; Transportation Fringe Benefit Program; Firm paid Short-term Disability policy; Individual Accident &Critical Illness policies; Long-term Care; Pet Insurance; Fitness Membership subsidy; and a Generous Paid Time Off Policy. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO humanresourcesmanager@freeborn.com

Posted May 22, 2019


Events Coordinator

Jones Day - Branch Office

175 Attorneys - 100 Staff

Reports to: Business Development Manager

LOCATION: 77 W. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601

EDUCATION: Four-year college degree

EXPERIENCE: Minimum three years of experience in a business and/or professional services environment Minimum three years of experience in event planning and coordination Ability to meet deadlines and be flexible to changing priorities, handling many projects simultaneously

DESCRIPTION: The BD&C Events Coordinator is responsible for supporting the business development efforts of the Chicago Office, with a primary focus on events planning and execution. The BD&C Events Coordinator will organize and execute external and client-facing events, including preparing guest lists, invitations, and name tags, ensuring that agendas, presentation materials, and/or meeting handouts are developed, produced and distributed; greeting guests, and other related tasks. The BD&C Events Coordinator will communicate directly with clients in regard to event arrangements, as appropriate, coordinate with Firm Continuing Legal Education staff to arrange CLE credit for client-facing events, as needed, assist with arrangements for guest speakers, including security, fees and expense reimbursement, presentation materials and gifts, and develop and monitor event budgets and expenditures. In performing this role, the BD&C Events Coordinator is expected to demonstrate initiative, set priorities, ensure timely and accurate completion of assignments, and comply with Firm policies and procedures. The BD&C Events Coordinator is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to producing quality work product as part of a global team.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO  https://staffapply.jonesday.com/viRecruitselfapply/ReApplicantEmail.aspx?Tag=0ffcac94-1f64-4b0d-90f1-ff89059086d2

Posted May 16, 2019


International Practice Development Assistant

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Main Office

400 Attorneys - 200 Staff

Reports to: Practice Development Director

LOCATION: Chicago, IL 

EDUCATION: Undergraduate Degree 

EXPERIENCE: The International Practice Development Assistant will have: An undergraduate degree in business or a related field. 1-2 years of relevant work experience preferred, but high performing new college graduates will be considered. Law firm experience also preferred, but not required. Experience and a high level of comfort with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of basic financial concepts. The ability to navigate complex technology platforms efficiently, including knowing when to use each application. A customer service orientation and a sincere desire to help. A high degree of initiative and independent judgment with excellent troubleshooting and follow-through skills. Superior organizational skills, extreme attention to detail, and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills needed to follow written and/or oral instructions, provide information, and maintain effective relationships with firm personnel -including management, a diverse group of attorneys, clients and staff.Ability to exude a high level of professionalism, courtesy and diplomacy through in-person, email and telephone communications. A willingness to learn and to receive constructive feedback.

DESCRIPTION: Seyfarth Shaw has an exciting entry-level opportunity for a Practice Development Assistant in the firm’s International Department. The Assistant will provide support jointly to the International Practice Development Director and the International Client Service Manager in a variety of initiatives that help to manage the business of the firm’s International Department. The International Practice Development team supports a group of more than 65 lawyers in the US, UK, China, Hong Kong and Australia. Accordingly, this opportunity offers exposure to different countries and cultures. The role also offers insight into various functions within a law firm, as Practice Development often plays a ‘connector’ role across the organization. Job Description Approximately half of the Assistant’s time will be dedicated to supporting the International Client Service Manager with the International Department’s local counsel invoice process. Responsibilities will include: Maintain database of pending local counsel invoices; Review local counsel invoices and requests for submission, check for errors and discrepancies, and process invoices accordingly; Research payment inquiries received from local counsel; Work with local counsel and Seyfarth attorneys to ensure invoices are received and approved in a timely fashion.The Assistant will also support the Director of International Practice Development. Such responsibilities will include: Assist with Department internal communications, including but not limited to: quarterly newsletter, group phone list, surveys, onboarding binders and announcements; Assist with preparing monthly financial reports and promotional budget updates; Assist with annual Shanghai license renewal process; Coordinate upkeep of Department’s portal page(s) and news item postings/approvals; Assist with development and coordination of handout materials and logistics for International Department meetings and conferences; Assist with select marketing and business development (MBD) tasks, such as the facilitation of bio updates, preparing client alerts in InDesign, facilitating requests to Seyfarth’s Design team, and formatting and proof-reading MBD materials; Assist with upkeep of experience database to ensure information is current, consistent and reliable; Provide support in preparation of league table submissions and reference management; Coordinate internal webinars, videoconferences and teleconferences as needed; and Handle various ad hoc administrative projects as requested.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO  https://www.seyfarth.com/staff

Posted May 9, 2019


Marketing and Event Coordinator

Hall, Prangle & Schoonveld, LLC - Main Office

70 Attorneys - 70 Staff

Reports to: Director of Human Resources

LOCATION: 200 S. Wacker, Suite 3300, Chicago, IL 

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in communications, economics, marketing or public relations preferred.

EXPERIENCE: • Minimum 2-3 years experience supporting marketing or business development in professional services (preferably a law firm). • Working with CRM and design programs is desired. • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. • Business and competitive intelligence research knowledge. • Self-starter with excellent communication, listening and interpersonal skills. • Ability to work will in a team environment, also works well independently to make decisions and see projects through to completion. • Ability to multi-task. • Ability to work well under pressure and adapt quickly to changes in requests. • Positive and motivated customer service attitude with ability to instill that attitude in others. • Strong work ethic and high energy level. • Ability to develop with the role as it grows over time. 

DESCRIPTION: The Marketing and Event Coordinator will work closely with the Marketing Committee to develop, initiate, and implement business development and marketing plans and will assist individual practice group members with business development and marketing needs.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with attorneys and the Business Development Committee to coordinate logistics and writing/proofing first-draft RFPs and other forms of marketing proposals in Word, PowerPoint and preprinted formats.
  • Assisting in the invitation, production, and execution of practice group business development events (i.e., Webinars, CLE programs)
  • Management of attorney marketing activities (i.e., client entertainment tracking, conference sponsorships and registrations, charitable sponsorships and contributions)
  • Preparing for prospective client meetings by attending planning sessions and assembling custom materials and presentations.
  • Proofing and improving the practice groups’ inventory of department and practice-specific marketing materials (i.e., practice area descriptions, web-site content, attorney bios, updating and maintaining client lists, news and activities).
  • Working with design programs, i.e. InDesign to create custom ads, announcements and other materials as needed.
  • Update and maintain social media sites, i.e. LinkedIn and Facebook
  • Update and maintain website content
  • Contact and activity information entry, maintenance, improvement, analysis and reporting from the Firm’s CRM database.
  • Coordinating firm events as needed.
  • Performing various administrative duties, including scheduling and attending Business Development Meeting and distributing marketing calendar.

Please Note: Only applicants meeting the above-noted experience level and skills will be contacted for an interview. This position is not eligible for relocation assistance. No third party or agency resumes will be accepted. Hall Prangle & Schoonveld, LLC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates must submit a resume and include salary requirements to khull@hpslaw.com to be considered.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO  khull@hpslaw.com

Posted May 8, 2019


Sr. Proposal Writer 

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Main Office

400 Attorneys - 200 Staff

Reports to: Director of Practice Development 

LOCATION: Chicago, IL 

EDUCATION: Four-year college degree

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of seven years of proposal and/or marketing writing experience at a large law firm or professional services organization. Dependable, proactive team player who works collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment. Demonstrated writing ability, aptitude for sales and project management. Strong client service ethic. Strong project management, and multi-tasking skills and the ability to work effectively in high-pressure situations requiring adherence to tight deadlines. Strong leadership qualities, the ability to work independently and take initiative. Strong problem solver and consensus builder. Respect for complementary skill sets. Hands-on with a proven "make it happen" mindset; demonstrated resourcefulness and self-directed behavior. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Familiarity with InterAction and Breeze a plus. 

DESCRIPTION: The Sr. Proposal Writer will provide core and key written content for the firm’s responses to strategic opportunities, including requests for proposals (RFPs) and high-level in-person pitch opportunities. He or she will work as a part of a team to manage large-scale RFP responses, and also will be expected to manage smaller proposals independently. Job Description Work with Director of Strategic Opportunities, partners and other stakeholders to develop and align the firm's value propositions and key messages in written form. This includes: Developing an intimate working knowledge of the firm, its practice groups and the industries it serves. Developing, updating and maintaining standard RFP and pitch template language across departments and practice groups, and maintaining and working in the firm’s pitch language database when needed. Developing tailored and responsive content on a variety of sources, including subject-matter expert interviews and existing collateral. Working with partners to develop a strategy for the RFP response and coordinating participation and responses across partners. Writing and editing original text for all client proposals with attention to crafting narrative formats that are consistent across practice groups – ensuring all materials sound like “one voice”. Tailoring boilerplate content to answer questions in a strategic, dynamic and directly responsive manner. Confirming that proposals meet submission requirements and ensure proper and timely delivery. Additional responsibilities include coordinating with multiple departments and practice areas to develop effective proposals that are delivered on time. This includes: Developing and managing projects plans (timelines, milestones, dependencies, deliverables) for specific RFP projects. Tracking of RFP activity, including follow-up activities with marketing personnel and lawyers to determine outcome and/or next steps. Document and share results and best practices with internal stakeholders. Ensure grammar/spelling/punctuation accuracy and consistency in style across all language content. Proofreading, editing and drafting of other materials on an as needed basis. 

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO  https://www.seyfarth.com/staff

Posted May 7, 2019


Assistant, Labor & Employment Practice Development

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Main Office

400 Attorneys - 200 Staff

Reports to: Director of Practice Development 

LOCATION: Chicago, IL 

EDUCATION: Undergraduate degree in business or related field or equivalent job experience.

EXPERIENCE: One-to-two years of experience in a professional services environment. Law firm experience preferred but not required. Superior organizational skills, extreme attention to detail, and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to efficiently plan and manage time while handling projects for multiple supervisors and competing deadlines. Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills needed to follow written and/or oral instructions, provide information, and maintain effective relationships with firm personnel - including management, a diverse group of attorneys, clients and staff. Ability to exude a high level of professionalism, courtesy and diplomacy through in-person, email and telephone communication. Exhibit high degree of initiative and independent judgment with excellent troubleshooting and follow-through skills. Demonstrates a willingness to learn and is receptive to feedback. Regularly demonstrates professionalism, respectful of all colleagues, and ability to be flexible with tasks and requests. 

DESCRIPTION: **This position is available in the Atlanta or Chicago office.** The Practice Development Assistant will assist the Practice Development Director, Managers and Coordinators with the practice management, marketing and business development initiatives by providing the support and coordination necessary for a successful outcome. The Assistant will play an active role in the development and implementation of key initiatives and programs and will be responsible for coordinating the activities of project stakeholders to ensure successful and on-time project execution. Candidate should be a highly motivated self-starter with an attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently. Position reports to the Practice Development Director for Labor & Employment. Job Description Assist Practice Development Director, Managers and Coordinators with development of monthly practice group financial reports utilizing Microsoft Excel. Coordinate monthly Practice Group meeting schedules with IT and office leads to ensure smooth video conference connections as well as specialized AV needs. Support Practice Development team with the execution of Practice Group Business Plans. Assist with all aspects of development and coordination of handout materials for department meetings, practice group meetings, client breakfast briefings, and client webinars. Work on and help draft internal communications for the department including but not limited to: newsletters, alumni content, invitation content, surveys, and announcements. Manage all aspects of the Practice Group portal pages, including decision-making on content postings. Coordinate national CLE programs, logistics and communication. Support PD team with preparation of league table submissions and reference management. Various ad hoc projects as needed and requested

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO  https://www.seyfarth.com/staff

Posted May 7, 2019


Practice Development Coordinator

Vedder Price P.C. - Main Office

200 Attorneys - 300 Staff

Reports to: Practice Development Manager

LOCATION: Chicago - 222 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400 Chicago, Illinois 60601

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, communications or related field required

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five years of demonstrated success in a law firm or professional services firm required

DESCRIPTION: Vedder Price's Chicago office is looking for an Practice Development Coordinator. The Coordinator works under the supervision of a manager but is responsible for spearheading assigned projects and coordinating all activities associated with those projects. The Coordinator is expected to understand and help improve the department’s procedures, tools and initiatives and to keep team members and supervisors informed on the status of projects. The ideal candidate understands the legal industry; is experienced in providing proactive problem-solving to busy attorneys; is a strong writer and communicator; and thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. The Coordinator will provide support on pitches, RFPs and other practice group-driven materials.

As the Practice Development Coordinator your job duties will include but not limited to:

  • Works with Practice Development Managers to coordinate marketing and business development initiatives for specific practice groups across the firm’s offices; this includes drafting and producing marketing proposals and RFP responses, including content development, final document preparation and follow-up
  • Edits, maintains and updates practice-specific pages of the firm website and intranet, as well as marketing collateral and attorney bios; drafts, reviews and contributes to key messaging and content of brochures and other collateral materials, including directory submissions
  • Works with other marketing team members to identify and coordinate appropriate practice group business development initiatives, such as seminars and trade shows, newsletters, presentations and other events
  • Manages the day-to-day activities associated with these initiatives with moderate supervision
  • Maintains current and accurate case lists, descriptions, case studies and client lists for use in marketing and business development efforts
  • Provides research support for various initiatives utilizing research subscriptions and databases
  • Prepares submissions to legal directories such as Chambers and Legal 500

Skills & Competencies:

  • Must work well under pressure and be a self-starter, problem-solver and team player
  • Must have the ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Must have superior attention to detail and an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

Qualifications & Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, communications or related field required
  • A minimum of five years of demonstrated success in a law firm or professional services firm required

Computer Skills: To Perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in the following software:

  • Experience with InterAction or other CRM database a plus
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Required 

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO  recruiting@vedderprice.com

Posted:  May 2, 2019


Practice Development Assistant 

Vedder Price P.C. - Main Office

200 Attorneys - 300 Staff

Reports to: Practice Development Manager

LOCATION: Chicago - 222 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400 Chicago, Illinois 60601

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, communications or related field required

EXPERIENCE: Entry level

DESCRIPTION: Vedder Price's Chicago office is looking for an Practice Development Assistant. The Practice Development Assistant (PD Assistant) works closely with the Practice Development Managers and Coordinators to support the marketing and business development efforts of various practice groups across all firm offices. The PD Assistant works under the supervision of a manager but is responsible for spearheading assigned projects and coordinating all activities associated with those projects. The PD Assistant is expected to understand and help improve the department’s procedures, tools and initiatives and to keep team members and supervisors informed on the status of projects. The daily shift for this person will be 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central time.

As the Practice Development Assistant your job duties will include but not limited to:

  • Works with Practice Development Managers and Coordinators to coordinate marketing and business development initiatives for specific practice groups across the firm’s offices; this includes drafting and producing marketing proposals and RFP responses, including content development, final document preparation and follow-up
  • Edits, maintains and updates practice-specific pages of the firm website and intranet, as well as marketing collateral and attorney bios; drafts, reviews and contributes to key messaging and content of brochures and other collateral materials, including directory submissions
  • Works with other marketing team members to identify and coordinate appropriate practice group business development initiatives, such as seminars and trade shows, newsletters, presentations and other events
  • Supports the maintenance of current and accurate case lists, descriptions, case studies and client lists for use in marketing and business development efforts
  • Provides research support for various initiatives utilizing research subscriptions and databases. Prepares submissions to legal directories such as Chambers and Legal 500
  • Maintains practice-specific databases, including RFP database, experience database (including deal lists and league table rankings as necessary) and others as required • Utilizes firm resources to complete administrative tasks
  • Assists with special projects as assigned
  • Supports seminar and other event-related activities
  • Drafts internal and external communications and marketing collateral
  • Assists attorneys and Practice Development Managers with pitches, proposals and RFP responses
  • Develops and maintains mailing/contact lists using the firm’s CRM database and collaborates with other marketing team members on various projects

Skills & Competencies:

  • Thorough knowledge of the marketing department and its overall purpose and objectives, and the ability to complete moderately complex assignments independently
  • Ability to set day-to-day priorities based on incoming requests and overall objectives of the firm and the requesting party, as well as to anticipate issues and opportunities and address them with little or no supervision
  • Ability to identify and effectively use data, experience and judgment to formulate realistic and sound points of view and effectively communicate the same to team members and attorneys
  • Must be a self-starter who thrives on juggling numerous, high-visibility projects on tight timetables, is capable of handling significant pressure and has excellent attention to detail
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and a collegial, collaborative approach are critical to success; poise, tact and professionalism when interacting with internal and external contacts are essential
  • Position also requires the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines

Computer Skills: To Perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in the following software: Successful candidates will have strong-to-advanced technological skills in the Microsoft suite of products as well as with applications specific to the legal industry. Working knowledge of InterAction, Courtlink, PACER, Capital IQ, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters MonitorSuite preferred. 

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO  recruiting@vedderprice.com

Posted:  May 2, 2019


Marketing Assistant

Goldberg Kohn - Sole Office

80 Attorneys - 90 Staff

Reports to: Marketing Manager

LOCATION: 55 E. Monroe St., Suite 3300

EDUCATION: Bachelor Degree Required

EXPERIENCE: The successful candidate will have strong oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and prioritize and must work well as part of a team. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and experience in Adobe Creative Suite and CRM systems preferred. Candidates with experience in a professional services firm a plus. Bachelor degree required, Marketing concentration preferred.

DESCRIPTION: Loop law firm seeks an enthusiastic and motivated marketing assistant to support a highly visible and fast-paced marketing department. Responsibilities include: assisting in the coordination and activation of off-site firm events, designing firm advertisements and event invitations, maintaining firm website and social media platforms, department administrative support, and database maintenance. We offer a competitive salary, overtime, excellent benefits, and a great work environment. Goldberg Kohn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO  https://www.goldbergkohn.com/careers-staff-apply.html

Posted:  April 16, 2019


Marketing Coordinator

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck - Main Office

35 Attorneys - 40 Staff

Reports to:     Executive Director

LOCATION:      200 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL

EDUCATION:   Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Marketing, Business or related field required

EXPERIENCE:   A minimum of three years of marketing experience preferably in a professional services setting.

DESCRIPTION:  MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Manage content for the firm’s website • Organize and support the execution of firm-sponsored programs • Editing and formatting of newsletter • Social media and e-communications management
• Liaison to outside vendors • Collecting and coordinating data for award submissions • Oversight of marketing budget • Update and maintain marketing materials • Assistance with ad placement and press releases • Providing marketing support for individual attorneys

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).  • Experience with Adobe suite (Illustrator and PhotoShop). • Ability to work independently as well as on a team. • Confident communicator with ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels within the firm. • Ability to work in an environment with shifting priorities and deadlines. • Superior attention to detail and organization skills in order to succeed in a deadline-driven environment. • Must have the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO  knega@sdflaw.com

Posted:  April 4,2019


Business Development and Communications Events Coordinator

Jones Day - Branch Office

180  Attorneys - 90 Staff

Reports to:     Business Development and Communications Manager

LOCATION:      77 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 3500, Chicago, IL 60601

EDUCATION:   Four Year College degree required

EXPERIENCE:   Minimum three years of experience in a business and/or professional services environment. - Minimum three years of experience in event planning and coordination. - Ability to meet deadlines and be flexible to changing priorities, handling many projects simultaneously.

DESCRIPTION:  The BD&C Events Coordinator is responsible for supporting the business development efforts of the Chicago Office, with a primary focus on events planning and execution. The Events Coordinator will organize and execute external and client-facing events, including preparing guest lists, invitations, and name tags, ensuring that agendas, presentation materials, and/or meeting handouts are developed, produced and distributed; greeting guests, and other related tasks. The Events Coordinator will communicate directly with clients in regard to event arrangements, as appropriate, coordinate with Firm Continuing Legal Education staff to arrange CLE credit for client-facing events, as needed, assist with arrangements for guest speakers, including security, fees and expense reimbursement, presentation materials and gifts, and develop and monitor event budgets and expenditures. In performing this role, the Events Coordinator is expected to demonstrate initiative, set priorities, ensure timely and accurate completion of assignments, and comply with Firm policies and procedures. The Events Coordinator is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to producing quality work product as part of a global team.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO: http://www.jonesdaycareers.com

Posted: March 28, 2019


Director of Marketing and Business Development

Goldberg Kohn- Main Office

80  Attorneys- 60 Staff

Reports to:    Chief Operating Officer

LOCATION:      Chicago, IL

EDUCATION:   Bachelor degree in Business or related field of study

EXPERIENCE: Ten or more years business development/marketing experience, preferably in a law firm or other professional services firm; excellent writing skills, detail oriented, proactive, self-directed, and great at multi-tasking; an understanding of the business development process and marketing concepts and principles; the ability to work with attorneys on the development of business opportunities; strong Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills necessary; knowledge of Contact Ease or other CRM system, and Adobe Design Suite preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate with a diverse group of attorneys, staff, and clients and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact while maintaining confidentiality.

DESCRIPTION:  Goldberg Kohn has a great opportunity for an experienced legal marketer to join our busy Marketing Department. The Director of Marketing and Business Development is primarily responsible for collaborating with the Marketing Committee Chair, the Marketing Committee, Practice Group Chairs and other firm leadership to create and implement strategic marketing plans that support the Firm's brand business goals. Additional responsibilities include:
Partnering with practice groups and individual attorneys to develop strategic business plans that enhances current client relationships, identifies prospective clients, and increases profits.  Managing the client feedback program including recommending clients, interviewing clients with relationship partner, and presenting summary report to the partners.
Facilitating the firm’s RFP protocol process including soliciting RFPs from desirable prospective clients and writing proposals for new business; participate in planning and presentation sessions. Overseeing the execution of all business development and marketing activities, including firm collateral material, website, public relations, advertising, sponsorships, speaking and writing opportunities, client alerts, and seminars. Overseeing the Marketing Department staff, including assigning and supervising projects; evaluating and monitoring Department performance and responsibilities; and mentoring and developing the staff members' professional development and growth.

Goldberg Kohn is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:  http://www.goldbergkohn.com/careers-staff-apply.html   
Available Positions and click on Current Opportunities. On that page you will see all of our open positions and a link Click Here to Apply which will connect you to our online application.

Posted: March 1,2019