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Business Development Assistant

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Sales & Business Development
England, UK
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023
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

The Business Development Assistant is an integral part of Latham’s Business Development team. This role will be responsible for being a member of a dedicated team positioned to provide administrative support to the global Business Development department, while providing a high level of customer service to internal and external clients. This role will be located in either our Manchester or London office. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Proactively keeping abreast of firm resources, contacts, and subject matter experts to provide alternative solutions when a request cannot be fulfilled via the designated Business Development CORE team or can be fulfilled more efficiently through an alternative resource
  • Entering all assigned service requests into the ServiceNow ticketing system and monitoring ticket from open to close status ensuring all service level agreements are met
  • Learning Latham-specific tools and applications as necessary to perform certain research or other related job duties
  • Supporting the global Business Development department with a suite of core services, including: biography edits, client research, including liaising with the library for dossiers, utilizing BoardEx and LinkedIn, research for client seminars, client events, and sporting events, as well as InterAction research, updates, and data entry, generating basic marketing collateral, updating and producing expense and invoice reports, conference room scheduling, travel requests, and document formatting (Word and PPT)
  • Assisting with special projects when necessary

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Demonstrate well-developed and professional interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Display the ability to work in a team environment with a customer service focus
  • Are apt to learn new tools and skills, and have an interest in continuous development

And have:

  • Experience working in professional services or a law firm

Benefits & Additional Information

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:

  • Health insurance as well as group income protection and life assurance
  • A pension plan
  • Wellness 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 committed to diversity, equal opportunity, sustainability, and pro bono legal services. We draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms, and advance these commitments through the work of our Global Citizenship department. 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.