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Business Development & Marketing Assistant

 Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum and Nagelberg – Main Office

120 Attorneys; 200 Staff

Reports to:          Marketing Director          

LOCATION:        Chicago Loop          

EDUCATION          Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications or a related field preferred; OR a minimum of 2 years on the job experience handling similar duties         

EXPERIENCE:         • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and InDesign • Experience with social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) • Ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet required deadlines and deliver accurate work product • Organized with high level attention to detail and strong written/verbal communication • Ability to work independently and as a team, and interact with all levels of staff and firm management • Ability to work overtime on occasion • Minimal local travel for on-site event assistance

DESCRIPTION:          Summary: Barack Ferrazzano, a mid-size law firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is looking for a Marketing Assistant to join our Marketing Team. This position will report to the Business Development & Marketing Director. This individual will effectively handle the daily administration of the department to assist with the Firm's business development and marketing goals and initiatives. Essential Responsibilities (include but are not limited to): • Update and maintain social media platforms and website content, including image library and attorney headshots • Assist with event coordination and execution (maintaining RSVPs, assembling materials, name badges, on-site assistance, etc.) • Assist with coordination and fulfillment of sponsorship and speaking events • Data entry and maintenance of Contact Management System (CRM), as well as experience and opportunity tracking • Assist with firm accolade submissions, directory listings, pitch materials and presentations • General administration duties include maintaining a calendar of events, meetings and project deadlines, as well as inventory of marketing collateral • Additional duties upon request      

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:       colleen.cheraitia@bfkn.com

 Posted: July 24, 2017

Regional Marketing and Business Development Manager

Seyfarth Shaw LLP- Branch Office
850 Attorneys; 2000 Staff

Reports to the Managing Director, Strategic Performance
LOCATION: 233 S. Wacker Dr., Ste 8000, Chicago, IL 60606
EXPERIENCE: - A minimum of five years experience in a successful marketing and business development or marketing role in a law firm environment. - Understanding of the legal industry - market opportunities, competition, service offerings and competitive advantages - particularly in the local market. - Superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. - Exceptional oral and written communications skills, including the ability to communicate complicated subject matter clearly; persuasive presentation skills; a talent for listening actively and well. - An ability to be practical and focused while thinking creatively. - Hands-on with a proven "make it happen" mindset; demonstrated resourcefulness and self-directed behavior. - Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook - knowledge of Interaction, iManage a plus.
DESCRIPTION: The Regional Marketing & Business Development (MBD) Manager will enjoy a highly visible position providing regional marketing and business development assistance to a large full-service AMLAW 100 ranked law firm. This individual reports to the Managing Director of Strategic Performance. Responsibilities include coaching attorneys on marketing & business development strategies, as well as an active role in the execution and follow-up of such strategies, supporting local pitch and marketing efforts, and coordinating events and local outreach. He/she will work with the Strategy Team and the Chicago and Houston Office Managing Partners (OMPs) in supporting those offices. Some travel required as needed. Responsibilities include: - Work with the National Practice Development Team and the OMPs on the development and execution of marketing and business development planning for the local/regional markets and individual lawyers. - Assist with all aspects of marketing pitch development, including gathering input from attorneys and other information sources, drafting qualifications/value propositions, and coaching attorneys on strategy and follow-up as well as pitch meeting prep and related activities. - Assist in coordinating and planning of local events, including working with attorneys to plan content, development of targeted mailing lists to ensure key audience inclusion and development of materials, develop and assist in the execution of follow-up plan to ensure best possible ROI. Will also ensure facility logistics are well-coordinated and adequate.
SEND RESUMES TO: varguello@seyfarth.com
Posted: June 21, 2017

Practice Development Coordinator (Litigation and Employee Benefits)

Seyfarth Shaw LLP- Branch Office
850 Attorneys; 2000 Staff

Reports to the Director of Practice Development, Litigation & Employee Benefits
LOCATION: 233 S. Wacker Dr., Ste 8000, Chicago, IL 60606
EDUCATION: Undergraduate degree is expected; business, marketing or journalism degree a plus.
EXPERIENCE: - 2-4 years of experience, especially in professional services, is preferred. - Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required. Knowledge of desktop publishing and CRM software a plus. - Strong communication and organizational skills, as well as exceptional interpersonal skills, are highly desirable. - Exceptions: During certain times of the year, PDC is needed after hours (apx. 5 hours per week). Twice a year (Jan. and Sept.), PDC is needed on weekends.
DESCRIPTION: The Practice Development Coordinator (“PDC”) provides highly visible support to the firm’s Litigation and Employee Benefits Departments in business, financial and marketing operations. Under the supervision of the department’s Director and Manager, the PDC supports all aspects of Practice Development: business development, business planning and execution, client events, directory submissions, external communication, financial analysis, internal communication, marketing, meeting logistics, and pitches and proposals. Job Description - Assist with operations of Practice Groups, including monthly meetings and annual business planning and budgeting. - Prepare monthly financial reports. Coordinate practice-related directory submissions. - Support production of marketing collateral (e.g., intranet content, client alerts, webinars, blog posts, internal newsletters). - Support development and upkeep of LIT Case Database
APPLY ONLINE BY VISITING: https://seyfarth.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SSStaffCareers/job/Chicago/Practice-Development-Coordinator--Litigation-Benefits-_170190
Posted: June 21, 2017

Manager/Director of Business Development

Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll LLP – Main Office
28 Attorneys; 17 Staff
Reports to the Director of Administration
LOCATION:  200 W. Madison St., Ste. 3000
EDUCATIONCollege degree or equivocal experience
EXPERIENCE:  10+ years’ experience in a legal marketing environment
DESCRIPTION:  Regarded as Chicago’s leading business firm for transactions and litigation, Fox Swibel provides quality services to businesses and entrepreneurs coast-to-coast. Under the direction of the Marketing Committee and in conjunction with the Director of Administration, the Manager/Director of Business Development is responsible for overseeing, developing and integrating marketing and business development programs and strategic directions. We are seeking an individual who is a mentor by nature with the ability to achieve consensus decisions among the Firm’s leadership. Successful candidate is skilled in uncovering opportunities for the firm, able to identify and apply client retention techniques and has good experience in constructing compelling proposal elements which resonate with the recipient. This position participates in practice group meetings, analyzes billings, performs industry research, creates content for the Firm’s website, monitors progress, and develops systems for tracking the results of growth initiatives. Critical skills: • 10+ years’ experience in a legal marketing environment • solid understanding of business development strategies • excellent project management and presentation skills • diplomatic and politically astute • proven effective negotiation and relationship management with vendors Other areas of focus are development of marketing materials, business development training, events, evaluating sponsorship opportunities, budgeting, proposals, RFP responses, PowerPoint presentations, ads, vendor management and relations, and public relations (including media and community relations). Our community values innovation, rewards dedication and respects a healthy work-life balance. Conveniently located in the Chicago loop, Fox Swibel offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k) and FSAs. Compensation commensurate with experience.
SEND RESUMES TO: careers@foxswibel.com
: June 10, 2017