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Business Development Senior Specialist

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Sales & Business Development
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Business Development Senior Specialist to join our dynamic team in Boston. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. 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.

About The Role

As a Business Development Senior Specialist, you will be responsible for supporting the market’s growth strategy and commitment to client service. You will be supporting the market’s growth strategy and commitment to client service. Other key responsibilities include:

Practice, Market, and Client Development:

  • Building strong relationships with the partners, counsel, and associates in the office to establish a role as trusted resource and advisor
  • Developing a comprehensive understanding of our practices and clients in Boston in order to drive strategic priorities, including client engagement and relationship building in partnership with our practice and industry initiatives
  • Providing research, analysis, and reporting to support the development of new clients and the enhancement of existing client relationships
Strategic Planning:

  • Supporting the implementation of business development tactics and initiatives in alignment with the strategic objectives of practices, markets, relevant industry sectors, and/or clients as assigned
  • Aiding in the execution of cross-selling strategies, including collaborating with relevant BD teams
  • Coordinating the research of markets, competition, and client targets conflicts for the department and practice groups to drive strategy
Marketing Communications and Client Programs
  • Collaborating with lawyers, BD and Brand & Communications teams on speaking opportunities, seminars and sponsorships, webinars, and other visibility initiatives
  • Developing internal communications to inform relevant practice and industry groups of significant achievements, developments, and market synergies
  • Assisting with the creation and maintenance of written marketing materials and web site content, including practice profiles and relevant experience lists
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Display the ability to execute multiple work streams and manage priorities effectively
  • Possess superior oral/written communication and professional interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate well-developed analytical and research skills
And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent in a relevant field
  • Previous legal industry experience is preferred but not required, as is familiarity with the healthcare, life sciences, and technology industries
Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • At least 11 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!
Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

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