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Business Development Manager at Arnold & Porter

Business Development Manager

Arnold & Porter New York, NY Full-Time
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The Marketing Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Business Development (BD) Manager in the Washington, DC or New York office. The BD Manager is responsible for managing the creation and implementation of business development strategies for the Complex Litigation, Securities Enforcement & Litigation, and Appellate & Supreme Court practices, as well as an industry sector.  The BD Manager serves as the primary liaison between the practice group and the Marketing Department, and is responsible for coordinating the resources of the Marketing Department and other firm resources in implementation of business development plans. The BD Manager will work closely with the Practice Group leaders and attorney members to develop plans, execute pitches and proposals, and manage day-to-day business development activities to ultimately grow the Complex Litigation, Securities and Appellate practices.  


  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the lawyers in the Complex Litigation, Securities Enforcement & Litigation, and Appellate & Supreme Court practice groups. Collaborating with the attorneys to develop business plans and marketing strategies for implementation,
  • Identifying trends and opportunities, and developing new business approaches as well as targeting cross selling opportunities.  Creating customized pitch materials for specific opportunities.
  • Working closely with lawyers to develop individual business development plans. Providing regular check in and follow up with coaching as necessary to ensure success. 
  • Collaborating with the Director of Business Development to develop and manage initiatives across the litigation department including class actions, multi-district litigations, and trials.
  • Collaborating with the Director of Business Development to develop multi-disciplinary new business pitches and responses to RFPs.
  • Managing business development efforts of an industry sector or initiative, including client collaboration plans, events, and other strategies for visibility raising and business growth.
  • Collaborating with Business Development Managers across all practice/industry groups and offices to identify or develop cross-selling opportunities.  
  • Managing RFPs, pitches and proposals from initial planning with the attorney team through to final submission.
  • Working closely with practice leaders and Practice Management to develop effective practice group meeting agendas and ensuring follow up through communication of minutes and agreed upon action items.
  • Coordinating with event planning staff to identify, sponsor or create targeted industry conferences, in-houseclient seminars/webinars, speaking engagements and other special events for the Practice Group.  Identifying targets and working with the Mailing List team to identify or create appropriate lists.
  • Coordinating with the Market Research team to secure the necessary business development research (including client, industry and competitive intelligence).  
  • Using Interaction to identify and confirm relationship targets.
  • Identifying work or issues that are potentially media-worthy for the Media Relations team to implement PR, directories and other media placements for the assigned groups.
  • Coordinating with the Marketing Communications team in the development of  marketing materials andwebsite content including practice area descriptions, brochures and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Leading the strategy and execution for directories and surveys such as Chambers and other rankingsubmissions.
  • Facilitating the integration of lateral partners and counsel into the Practice Group.  Working closely with new laterals to ensure execution of their business development plans.
  • Developing and managing Practice Group budgets.
  • Working with the Practice Group to measure and report progress on business plans and business development efforts.
  • Working with key client teams associated with designated Practice Groups.
  •  Supervising and mentoring the Business Development Coordinator and Assistant activities including pitchand proposal materials; updating to practice descriptions, experience items and attorney bios; directory submissions and event logistics.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Masters or J.D. degree useful.
  • Minimum of 7 years of marketing experience; professional services or law firm background preferred, particularly in litigation.
  • Proficient in a range of computer software applications, including databases, MS-Word, MS-Excel, and MS-PowerPoint.
  • Experience with key research tools and databases, including experience, billing, client contacts and other web based research tools.
  • Use of InterAction, Foundation and marketing databases required.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Persuasive writing skills for presentations, proposals and other marketing materials.
  • Outstanding organization skills with attention to detail.
  • Capable of handling many projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work well under pressure of deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Knowledge of business development process in a services industry required.  
  • Experience in budget planning and client account management critical.
  • Maintain new business development materials
  • Manage solution opportunities through new business development
  • Generating business through new sales
  • Move new business opportunities to running business
  • Cover all business development functions
  • Winning business and growing business
  • Find new business and grow existing business
  • Drive new event revenue through business development
  • Develop strategic business relationships and business plans with key strategic partners
  • Develop new business or retain existing business
  • Identify potential, new business development opportunities
  • Create and develop business development strategy
  • Manage project business development with clients
  • Maintain client business summaries in support of business development opportunities
  • Manage relationships with business development consultants
  • Mentor a marketing and business development team
  • Manage business development budgets and business development events in the territory
  • Identify new potential business opportunities
  • Provide status updates on existing business and new business development opportunities
  • Execute a business development strategy to grow business

Arnold & Porter is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. Our firm's equal opportunity policy applies to all employment practices and terms and conditions, including, without limitation, recruitment, employment, assignment, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, disciplinary action and terminations. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Arnold & Porter maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Business Development Manager and the [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Business Development Manager.

Arnold & Porter is an EO Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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