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Business Development Manager- Client Events

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Administration, Sales & Business Development
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023
Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Business Development Manager – Client Events to join our dynamic team in our Global Services Office located in downtown 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 Manager – Client Events, you will be responsible developing, implementing, and overseeing client event strategy for our markets within California, as well as providing event leadership and execution across all US markets. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Working with key stakeholders to define event strategy that aligns with business development objectives
  • Managing and coaching a team of event professionals responsible for designing and delivering best-in-class events
  • Developing and refining event processes to maximize team’s efficiency and effectiveness and collaborate generously across business services
  • Pro-actively managing the entire lifecycle of large-scale events, including planning meetings, checklists, budgets, expense processing, vendor management, onsite and virtual platform management, data management, post-event analysis
  • Curating targeted invitations lists, working closely with stakeholders and BD market/practice leads
  • Overseeing budgeting process and negotiating contracts to achieve maximum cost savings
  • Continuously staying abreast of event best practices as well as market and industry trends
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Possess strong interpersonal and client service skills
  • Exemplify strong leadership and influencing skills
  • Communicate well at all levels of the organization
  • Consistently display a positive, high-energy attitude
  • Approach each event with a keen attention to detail to ensure superior client experience
  • Collaborate well across teams, exercise sound judgement, and stay calm under pressure
And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in event management
  • Experience using event management and CRM systems
  • Able to travel and provide onsite event management
  • Superior organizational skills to manage multiple events at one time
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 - $155,000 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 and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms.

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