GBBC Member Careers

Business Development Manager - Environment, Land & Resources

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Sales & Business Development
Costa Mesa, CA, 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 Manager – Environment, Land, & Resources to join our dynamic team in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, and Washington D.C. 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 Manager – Environment, Land, & Resources, you will be responsible for working closely with the Environment, Land & Resources Practice Group Chairs to execute the strategies of the practice. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the implementation of business development tactics and initiatives in alignment with the strategic objectives of the practice
  • 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 practice group to drive strategy
  • Developing and maintaining in-depth knowledge of the practice’s market position, client base, matters, and bench of expertise
  • Staying abreast of developments and trends in the area of environment, land & resources and maintaining a pulse on the competitor landscape
  • Becoming an expert in the capabilities and strategic priorities of the Environment, Land & Resources Practice and leveraging this knowledge to operate as a “dot connector” within the firm
  • Serving as a trusted business development advisor to the partners and counsel of the Environment, Land & Resources Practice
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Possess knowledge of the litigation and corporate landscape
  • Display high degree of discretion and independent judgment
  • Demonstrate the ability to execute multiple work streams and manage priorities effectively
And have:

  • A Bachelor's degree, or higher, in Business, Marketing, or a related field
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of business development experience is desired.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience working in an environmental field
Compensation & Benefits

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also receive a generous and competitive total compensation package. The salary range for this role is $125,000 - $140,000 and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant experience, qualifications, and location. Discretionary bonuses may be awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance — and profit-sharing partnership contributions to 401(k) accounts may be given based on firm performance.

Latham's comprehensive and best-in-class benefits support employees through every stage of life:

  • Healthcare, dental, and vision plans
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Generous 401(k) plan and firm-paid basic life and disability insurance
  • Extensive resources for parents and caregivers
  • Family building and fertility resources
  • And much more!
In addition, employees receive:

  • 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
  • Ongoing professional development and career support, including bespoke training and leadership development programs, firm-paid access to LinkedIn Learning courses, and career coaching.
  • Peer networking, mentoring, and professional support through our eight global staff affinity groups.
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.

Please click here to review your rights under U.S. employment laws.