Mayer Brown LLP

Marketing and Business Development Manager

Location US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/6/2018 1:33 PM)
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# of Positions Remaining
Marketing and Business Development - Business Development
Monday - Friday
8:30 - 5:00 or 9:00 - 5:30
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Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 25 key business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are a collegial, collaborative, and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support, and development they need to grow, thrive, and realize their greatest potential.  

If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Marketing and Business Development Department in either our Washington or Chicago offices as a Marketing and Business Development Manager.

Position Summary:

  • Support Director(s), Assistant Director(s) and other key firm personnel in managing marketing functions and practice development and market research functions for the Adversarial practices. This position will primarily support the several assigned practice areas, while working closely with other members of the global team to ensure a fully integrated marketing and business development program.
  • Manage day-to-day responsibilities to ensure that assignments and projects are effectively managed and in alignment with the firm’s overall strategic efforts, and that service to clients exceptional.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management and mentoring of a junior-level business development resource.

Essential Functions:      

  • Develop and support annual marketing and business development practice group plans focused on priorities outlined by practice leaders and lawyer teams, including thought leadership platforms, communications, and client outreach.
  • Collaborate with marketing and business development department leadership and practice leaders to develop annual budgets to support initiatives outlined in group business plan(s) or as outlined by leadership, including specifying key strategic and tactical objectives and means to achieve annual goals.
  • Support responses to RFPs, and pitch, presentation, and other opportunities via the development of written proposal and presentation materials for assigned department(s), practice(s), and liaise with client teams when relevant.
  • Manage and direct marketing and business development client development programs for assigned department(s) and practice(s).  Provide support for seminars, sponsorships, and other events pursued by the firm.
  • Engage in research and analysis and competitive intelligence-gathering for strategic planning, competitive firm positioning, and business development activities for assigned department(s) and practice(s).
  • Support integration of lateral lawyers into assigned department(s) and practice(s) via preparation of biographies and announcements, distribution of announcements, integration of contacts into firm’s CRM system, collection and integration of experience for and into department and practice materials, coordination with Communications team as to internal and external communications relating to lawyer(s)’arrival at Mayer Brown.
  • Manage continuous communications and interaction with departmental and practice/ leadership, including responsibility for periodic meetings, reports, analysis, progress monitoring, etc.
  • Develop and maintain league table/industry survey content for assigned department(s) and practice(s); respond to league table/industry surveys.
  • Support coordination of business development training for lawyers in assigned department(s) and practice(s).
  • Periodically review and consult with lawyers in assigned department(s) and practice(s)/industries regarding their bios and practice descriptions to ensure that they are kept current. 
  • Support the collection and maintenance of CRM-based contact and other data for marketing planning and for mailing lists for assigned department(s) and practice(s).



Proficiency with MS Office Suite of offerings. Familiarity with accepted research techniques and databases typically used for competitive intelligence in a professional services company. Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience. Strong written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated good judgment, “boardroom” presence, a team-first orientation, and stamina. Proven project management skills. Solid strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.

Education/Training/Certifications:   Undergraduate degree required, preferably in a marketing, business, research or communications related field.

Minimum Years of Experience Required:  Minimum of 6 years (3+ years in a lead or supervisory role) of demonstrated success in a marketing, research, management, and/or communications-related field, either in the professional services (e.g., law, accounting, or consulting) or in a comparable position in the corporate or trade association sectors.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/ vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous paid time off (PTO) plan, as well as opportunities for professional development and growth.

If Mayer Brown sounds like the right place for you, and if you have the qualifications we are seeking, please apply through the career section on EOE m/f/d/v

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