GENERAL SUMMARY The Litigation Business Development Coordinator position is responsible for the coordination and successful execution of a variety of litigation-focused business development and marketing initiatives. The Litigation Business Development Coordinator will, among other duties, research targets, prepare and coordinate pitch materials, maintain the litigation case database, prepare PowerPoint presentations, and monitor litigation groups’ business development budgets. All activities entail a high level of attorney contact and visibility, and may include individual attorneys and practice groups within the Litigation Area, as well as, involve cross-practice professionals as needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES • Work with the Business Development department members and litigation attorneys to maintain the litigation case database and to ensure its completeness and accuracy at all times. • Ensure quality, accuracy and timeliness of practice information on the firm’s external web site, for the litigation area. • Work with attorneys to develop customized materials for prospect/client presentations; respond to requests and initiate projects. May involve performing basic industry, prospect, firm experience and competitor research. Includes drafting, editing or proofreading materials, recommending changes and working with other business development staff to execute projects in a timely and professional manner. • Prepare marketing pitch materials as requested by attorneys and/or staff. Identify and determine appropriate materials for each request. Gather and revise, if necessary, existing documents to meet objectives. Oversee assembly and completion of prototype and secure required approvals. Ensure on-time delivery of high-quality materials. • Assist with RFP responses by working with attorneys to draft, collect, and/or organize content as received from attorneys. May involve formatting, editing and submitting by deadline. • Track and capture credentialing activities; prepared drafts of litigation-related survey responses, such as Chambers. • Collect and update practice information and documents on SharePoint portal. • Monitor the use and updating of client contacts/client team activity information within the InterAction software system. • Assist with the planning and coordination of internal and external group events, as assigned. • Perform other marketing and business development related responsibilities and projects as necessary.
SKILLS NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL • Law firm or other professional service firm experience. • 6+ years of professional services marketing is required, law firm marketing experience strongly preferred and managerial responsibilities preferred. • Detail oriented, excellent communication and follow-up skills. • A high level of energy and the ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment is essential, as is the ability to multi-task and prioritize. • Excellent oral and written communication skills are crucial (spelling, grammar usage, writing skills, etc.). • Ability to set priorities and make appropriate judgments. • Ability to work under pressure.
EDUCATION • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration or Communications is preferred, MBA is a plus.
If interested, please visit the careers -professional staff page of the A+B website at http://www.alston.com to apply online.