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Business Development Senior Specialist - Global Litigation & Trial

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Sales & Business Development
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 – Global Litigation & Trial to join our dynamic team in New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Orange County, or Los Angeles. 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 – Global Litigation & Trial you will be responsible for working closely with the BD Manager – Litigation to execute the strategies of the various Litigation Practice Groups. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Developing and maintaining in-depth knowledge of the firm’s market position, competitive landscape, client base, and bench of expertise in litigation
  • Staying abreast of developments and trends in the area of litigation and remaining informed of all major new clients and matters
  • Providing research, analysis, and reporting to support the identification and development of new clients and the enhancement of existing client relationships
  • Supporting the Practice Groups in routine analysis and reporting of practice and industry competition, market trends, internal financial information, business opportunities, and pitch activity in efforts to develop and implement internal and external strategies both globally and by region
  • Collaborating with lawyers, BD and PR teams on speaking opportunities, webinars, and other visibility initiatives
  • 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
  • Developing internal communications to inform relevant practice group of significant achievements, developments, and market synergies
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Have knowledge of the litigation landscape
  • Demonstrate a high degree of discretion and independent judgment
  • Possess the ability to execute multiple work streams and manage priorities effectively
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently to research and analyze information to identify trends and opportunities
  • Possess strong PowerPoint, Excel, and Microsoft Office skills
  • Have experience with InterAction and Foundation (a plus)
And have:

  • A Bachelor's degree, or higher, in Business Administration, Marketing or a related field
  • A minimum of four (4) years of related subject matter experience and related analytical experience
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience working within Litigation practice areas
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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