• Business Development Coordinator (Financial Restructuring & Reorganization) NYC

    Job Locations US-NY
    Posted Date 3 months ago(6/4/2019 2:48 PM)
    Job ID
    Business Development
  • General Summary

    At Alston & Bird, our people trust the people they work for, take pride in what they do, enjoy the people they work with, and serve the communities in which they live. Our environment has been praised as one of the most open and receptive in the United States, not only among law firms, but also among all businesses. Alston & Bird has been ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For©" for 20 years in a row. 


    We are searching for a Business Development Coordinator to work in our New York City office. This position is responsible for a wide variety of duties supporting the marketing and business development initiatives of the New York office as well as the Financial Restructuring & Reorganization practice group firm wide. The ideal candidate has law firm experience, is detail oriented and has excellent communication and project management skills. The ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment is essential, as is the ability to multi-task and prioritize. Strong oral and written communication skills are crucial (spelling, grammar usage, writing skills, etc.). Working knowledge of legal terms and concepts are a plus. In this position, overtime will be required.


    The position will report to the Business Development Manager in New York.


    Essential Duties

    • Assists with the implementation of strategic business development and marketing plans for partners, offices, and practices (NY and Financial Restructuring & Reorganization practice group).
    • Assists with the planning, implementation, and follow-up of new business or cross-marketing opportunities.
    • Assist and oversee RFP and pitch materials for potential clients and new matters.
    • Enter RFP and pitch materials into Sharepoint/Breeze database for data analysis; assist with compiling attorney bios and practice group overviews for proposals.
    • Prepare marketing materials as requested by attorneys and/or staff. Oversee print production and assembly. Ensure on-time delivery of high-quality materials.
    • Conducts Competitive Intelligence research on existing and prospective clients for attorneys across practice groups. This will include learning different database/research engines.
    • Schedule attorney professional photos for new and lateral partners.
    • Assist with ticket distribution and enter sports ticket usage into online concierge program.
    • Maintain promo item inventory; track usage in Inflow database.
    • Assist with InterAction database additions; update contact information and pull reports.
    • Assist with graphic design on advertisements, invitations.
    • Assists with planning and execution of client seminars and sponsorships including managing invitation lists in CRM, track RSVPs, create name badges and tent cards; set-up and staff registration desk; and prepare handouts for client functions.
    • Set up and maintain Business Development folders and files.
    • Create and submit check requests; assist with processing payments.
    • Work as part of a team with other business development professionals in all Alston & Bird offices, including design team, CRM team, RFP manager, and events staff.

    Perform other marketing and business development related responsibilities and projects as necessary. 

    Skills Needed to be Successful

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Proficiency in online research and internet resources
    • Knowledge of marketing principles, procedures, concepts and practical applications
    • Fundamental knowledge of Interaction
    • Working knowledge of legal concepts
    • Ability to effectively interact with lawyers
    • Advanced proficiency in English language usage, including punctuation, spelling, grammar and writing skills.

    Education and Experience Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree (Communication, Advertising, Marketing degree preferred)
    • At least 3 years of professional services/law firm experience (required)

    Additional Information

    Alston & Bird is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all state, federal, and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.


    Qualified candidates should visit our Career section of our website at www.alston.com and apply on-line. All cover letters and resumes need to be addressed to Vanessa Dobson, Human Resources Manager, New York Office. The statements contained in this position description are not necessarily all-inclusive, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time. Professional business references and a background check will be required for all final applicants selected for a position. In accepting a position, it is understood that continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check.


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