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Business Development Specialist Asia

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Sales & Business Development
Hong Kong
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2023
Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Business Development Specialist to join our dynamic Business Development team in Hong Kong or Singapore. 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 dedicated to hiring and developing the best and brightest. A key to Latham’s success and our continued ability to deliver the highest quality service to our clients is our “one-firm” culture – a spirit of teamwork and shared commitment to quality across our offices worldwide that has long distinguished Latham from other law firms.

About The Role

As a Business Development Specialist, you will be responsible for playing a key role on the full spectrum of marketing and business development activities for the business in Asia. Working closely with the regional Business Development (“BD”) team in Asia, and colleagues from across the globe. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting BD leads across a range of practices on BD and marketing initiatives
  • Providing research, analysis, and reporting to support the identification and development of new clients and the enhancement of existing client relationships
  • Assisting with the creation and maintenance of written marketing materials and web site content, including practice profiles and relevant experience lists
  • Collaborating with regional and global colleagues to access their expertise and support, ranging from brand and communications, events and e-marketing to our dedicated new business team who lead on the production of pitch books, presentations and responses to RFI’s and RFP’s
  • Supporting on drafting submissions for legal directories and related industry guides
  • Working with the events team to organize market-leading events such as panel/speaking engagement opportunities, seminars, receptions, thought leadership dinners, etc.)
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Demonstrate well developed and professional interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels and superb project management skills
  • Exhibit a high level of attention to detail and strong writing skills
  • Excellent attention to detail for all projects as well as the ability to keep sight of the big picture as the common end-goal
And have:

  • Have previous experience in professional services Business Development/Marketing
  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a related field
  • Previous legal industry experience is preferred but not required
We encourage you to apply!

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding opportunity, 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:

  • Health insurance as well as group income protection and life assurance
  • A pension plan
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!
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.

Latham & Watkins' 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.

What sets Latham & Watkins apart is our commitment to our pro bono work and sustainability initiatives. Latham's dedication to pro bono work is a source of pride and reflects a fundamental part of the firm’s culture. For more information about our pro bono work, please click here.

Latham & Watkins is committed to supporting the long-term sustainability of the environment, you can find more information on our sustainability programs by visiting our Latham Sustainability webpage.