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Practice Development Coordinator – Corporate and Tax Departments (2977)

Latham & Watkins LLP - Branch

300 Attorneys; 100 Staff

Reports to:                 Practice Development Senior Manager

LOCATION:             Chicago, IL

EDUCATION:       A Bachelor's degree is required. A focus in Marketing, Business Administration or related field is also desired. Two (2) to three (3) years’ experience in marketing/communications/public relations in a professional services organization, preferably in a law firm practice, is desired. 
EXPERIENCE:             As a Practice Development Coordinator – Corporate and Tax Departments, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful Practice Development Coordinator – Corporate and Tax Departments must have knowledge of core marketing principals including internal communications, public relations, seminar/event planning, branding, market research, competitive intelligence, credentials, and RFP response preparation. The Coordinator will display the confidence and discipline to work independently and provide concise and specific recommendations to Senior Management, as well as exhibit an advanced ability to perceive and analyze problems and develop alternative strategies to solve them. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership and project management skills, well developed and professional interpersonal skills, excellent proofreading skills, and a high level of attention to details. The Coordinator must have strong analytical skills for primary duties of reviewing and interpreting large quantities of data as well as summarizing data conclusions. The successful candidate will have the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion, as well as advanced knowledge of PC applications, including the entire suite of MS Office applications (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint). 

DESCRIPTION:       Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Practice Development Coordinator – Corporate and Tax Departments to join our winning team, located in either Chicago or New York. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration. The Practice Development Coordinator – Corporate and Tax Departments will receive a generous total compensation package. Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham's comprehensive benefit program including healthcare, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan, and more! In addition, employees receive 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure. As a Practice Development Coordinator – Corporate and Tax Departments at Latham, you will support the global marketing and business development activities for the Practice Groups within the aforementioned departments, spending a majority of time working with the Public Company Representation Practice and the Tax Practices. As a member of the Practice Development team, you will work in conjunction with the Practice Development Sr. Coordinator – Private Equity and Practice Development Sr. Manager – Corporate and to support the strategic plans and business development goals of the Global Department Chairs (GDCs) and Practice Group Chairs (PGCs), while accomplishing these and other critical functions: - Supporting the GDCs and PGCs with the development and implementation of firmwide business development activities as well as operational and management projects. - Collecting, aggregating, auditing, and producing reports on information regarding the experience and successes for the practices. Using information to create internal practice communications and develop pitch book materials. - Developing and maintaining new and existing department and practice-specific marketing materials (liaising with lawyers and other BD members as needed). This includes, but is not limited to, experience lists, practice profiles, PowerPoint presentations, tout sheets, case studies, and external web content. - Preparing responses to legal directories. Liaising with the PR team and office BD teams as needed. - Acting as a lead resource to maintain and enhance experience data, including entering, reviewing and extracting detailed matter information as well as improving data quality and search/reporting functionality in the firm’s experience database. - Conducting market research in concert with GSO finance and library teams regarding clients and prospective clients, competitors and market share. - Leading the collection of deal and case data from lawyers for quarterly league table reporting and other annual survey submissions. Tracking league table ranking and awards results and reporting to GDCs and/or PGCs, Public Relations (PR), and Business Development (BD) teams. - Providing statistical analysis regarding clients, prospective clients, deal/matter flow and market share. - Collaborating with office BD teams on the development and production of major, enterprise-wide pitches, presentations and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for assigned practices. - Collaborating with the Global Client Programs team and office BD members on global or multi-office events (seminars, conferences, client dinners and webcasts) for the groups. - Managing practice group sponsorships, including internal and external coordination of deadlines and deliverables and regular evaluation of existing and new sponsorships. - Preparing and distributing internal newsletters and communications to relevant practice groups and BD team members - Collaborating with production team to publish and promote thought leadership - Planning for and leading regular calls with practice group chairs - Maintaining BD intranet pages with the most current practice group information including rankings, awards and marketing materials. - Working with members of the PR team and/or relevant office BD teams to ensure that significant matters are publicized externally and internally as appropriate. - Expanding practice-specific mailing lists using the firm’s Customer Relations Management system in conjunction with members of the firm’s InterAction team. - Assisting with and/or implementing other special projects. - Promoting effective work practices, working as a team member, and showing respect for co-workers. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by clicking visiting the Latham & Watkins online application using the link provided. Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms.        

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:      https://lathamwatkins-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=1994

Posted: January 3, 2018 


Practice Development Assistant

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Main

800 Attorneys; 2000 Staff

Reports to:          Director of Practice Development 

LOCATION:                233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite #8000 Chicago, IL 60606                     

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. Intermediate level Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint preferred. - Experience with InterAction, Tikit, and/or meeting/event scheduling software a plus. - 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:           The Practice Development Assistant will assist the Practice Development Director, Manager and Coordinators with 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 Corporate and Real Estate. Job Description Assist Practice Development Director, Manager and Coordinators with development of monthly practice group financial reports utilizing Microsoft Excel. Coordinate logistics for Corporate and Real Estate group meetings and national CLE programs. Communicate with IT and office leads to ensure smooth video conference connections, as well as specialized AV needs. Attend meetings to provide support to leaders, including but not limited to taking notes, PowerPoint management, and any related follow-up. Assist with preparation and coordination of handout materials for department meetings, practice group meetings, and client meetings, as needed. Draft internal communications for the departments, including but not limited to various reports, newsletters, invitations, surveys, and announcements. Maintain department experience databases, including regular content entry and Q/C to ensure accuracy. Manage all aspects of the Practice Group portal pages, including decision-making on content postings. Support PD team with preparation of league table submissions and reference management. Support external client alerts and webinars process, including formatting and distribution. Liaise with design team to edit department collateral and internal materials. Various ad hoc projects as needed and requested.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:          https://seyfarth.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SSStaffCareers/job/Chicago/Practice-Development-Assistant_170394     

Posted: December 7, 2017 


Directory & Research Coordinator

Vedder Price - Main Office
200 Attorneys; 300 Staff

Reports to Practice Development Manager
LOCATION: 222 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree required; MBA a plus.
EXPERIENCE:  • Minimum of 5 to 8 years’ experience in professional services field required. • Ability to work overtime to meet directory deadlines as needed.
DESCRIPTION: Directories and Rankings Support • Supports the Marketing team in managing the overall annual survey efforts, including: assigning directory submissions to relevant Marketing professionals in advance of the publisher’s deadlines, tracking development of the submissions, providing final review of submissions, and ensuring proper filing and documentation of the submissions. • When needed, prepares legal directory submissions including pulling relevant representative works when available and other content files as well as writing and editing the submissions on behalf of the firm when needed. • Helps manage league table submissions for transaction-based practice groups. • Conducts peer firm analysis such as league table rankings, international activities and client relationships to support various practice and office initiatives. • Performs other related duties as assigned. Research Support • Creates research templates for use by Marketing team and trains the team members on compiling research deliverables. • Performs ad hoc analysis and research on client, practice and office developmental opportunities, when needed. • Helps lead in the analysis and presentation of market, industry and geography research combining internal data with external sources on firm strategic initiatives. • Follows and tracks trends in the legal industry as it relates to business development efforts across practices and offices. • Prepares company profiles including background information, advisory relationships, and market intelligence and connects to the firm experiences and relationships. • Analyzes, summarizes and presents analysis on capital markets (public equity and debt offerings) deals and transactions by company, region, industry or peer firms. • Develops knowledge and understanding of external data sources for use in business development projects. • Performs other related duties as assigned. Qualifications • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills—ability to synthesize, interpret and summarize relevant information from various sources and share insights in an actionable recommendation. • Basic acumen of businesses financials; understanding of SEC filings a plus. • More importantly, have an innate desire and curiosity to learn about business, industries and markets. • Previous experience in directories support required. • Knowledge or experience with Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Monitor Suite or other competitive/market intelligence tools required. • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products required; experience with InterAction or other CRM application a plus. • Self-motivated and able to lead and work independently on projects as well as support team members in major initiatives as required. • Strong project management skills with experience in managing multiple projects at once.
Send Resumes to/Apply Online By Visiting: ch.recruiting@vedderprice.com or Apply on our website
Posted: December 3, 2017