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Job: Business Development Manager – M&A

Title Business Development Manager – M&A
Categories Business Development, Capital Markets, Financial Institutions, Insurance, Law Firm, Legal Industry, M&A, Marketing
Location Washington DC
Job Information

Our AM Law 10 client is seeking to recruit a Business Development Manager to lead and advise partners, attorneys and key stakeholders on new business development, client development and strategic marketing objectives across the firm’s global M&A/Capital markets and financial institutions industry practice groups.


  • Design and execute strategic marketing, client development and business development plans focused on revenue growth across the firm’s global financial services practice group
  • Develop and execute strategic plans for individual attorneys, partners, practice groups, client teams, and industry groups across the US
  • Analyze and report on progress of all marketing objectives
  • Provide hands-on marketing and business development leadership and execution support
  • Work with colleagues and key internal and external stakeholders to coordinate and administer events, speaking engagements, sponsorship and thought leadership initiatives
  • Work closely with the Business Intelligence Group to obtain and analyze client, prospective client and market research to identify business development opportunities and competitive advantages
  • Manage the preparation of marketing collateral, pitch materials and assist the proposal team with RFP preparation
  • Oversee the creation and distribution of marketing collateral and thought leadership pieces
  • Consult with internal communications team with the award submission process as necessary
  • Oversee department database updates, practice and subject matter descriptions, website, biographies, etc.
  • Manage small team of business development specialists


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years’ experience law firm strategic marketing or business development experience
  • Demonstrated experience supporting a global financial services industry practice (Financial Institutions, Banking, Fintech, Insurance, etc.) or M&A/Capital Markets transactional practice group
  • Broad knowledge of the global financial institutions industry
  • Broad knowledge of global financial markets
  • Confident and highly motivated with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Proven experience supporting partners and attorneys with strategic planning and execution
  • Advanced analytical skills and the ability to process and summarize complex information required
  • Demonstrated ability to execute and achieve measurable results
  • Excellent communication, writing, editing and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to work in a high pressure and often stressful corporate environment
  • Highly organized with a meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills.
  • Resourceful and driven attitude with a “can do” attitude
  • Willingness to work overtime, including occasional weekends required
  • Domestic travel, although infrequent, may be required
  • JD or prior law practice experience a plus
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