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Business Development, Coordinator

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (including its associated entities) is an elite global law firm with world-class practices across the board. Clients know they can rely on us for their most challenging legal and business matters. From offices in the world’s key financial centers and political capitals, our more than 1,000 lawyers collaborate seamlessly to deliver exceptional service, sophisticated advice and creative, practical solutions.
Job title
Business Development, Coordinator
New York
Business Development
Reports to

Director, Business Development

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (additional hours as required)

Position Summary

The Business Development team supports the firm across a broad spectrum of new business and client relationship-building activities, including the creation of new business proposals and firm marketing materials, upkeep of the databases that track firm experience and client information, competitive and market intelligence, and coordination of client events.

The Coordinator, Business Development is an integral part of the team and assists the Director, Business Development on a variety of marketing and business development activities.

Essentials Duties and Responsibilities

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain matter databases and recording updates for precedent, marketing, and business development purposes
  • Prepare deal lists for various practice areas, as well as geographical and industry sectors
  • Update print and digital marketing materials to ensure content reflects the substantive strengths, accomplishments and current activities of the firm and specific practices
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly reports (e.g., new matters, press, case results and business development activity)
  • Coordinate the scheduling and submission of numerous legal directories, awards and related industry guides (e.g., Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR)
  • Research existing and prospective clients, competitor activity and market trends / opportunities
  • Assist with content development for presentations, proposals, and pitch materials
  • Assist with conference participation
Qualifications / Position Requirements
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work confidently and collaboratively with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to maintain professional composure in high- pressure situations and a fast-paced, multi-authority environment
  • Highly motivated, responsive and conscientious, with a commitment to delivering excellent client service
  • A sharp eye for detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Finance or Marketing preferred
  • Minimum two years of law firm or other professional services firm experience preferred

The expected base salary for this position ranges from $70,000 - $80,000. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, anticipated assignment, and, where applicable, licensure or certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. Davis Polk offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.