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Business Development, Manager – FIG

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, Manager – FIG
New York
Business Development
Reports to

Director, Business Development

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (overtime 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 Manager, Business Development - Finance works closely with practice leadership, the Director, Business Development and operational teams across the firm (e.g., PR & Communications, Events, Accounting) to develop and execute on key business development and marketing initiatives for Davis Polk’s Financial Institutions Group (FIG).

Essentials Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Preparing presentations, RFPs and pitch materials
  • Preparing deal lists in connection with various business development opportunities
  • Updating print and digital marketing materials to ensure content reflects the substantive strengths, accomplishments and current activities of the firm and practice group
  • Supervise the drafting and submission of content for numerous league tables, legal directories, awards and related industry guides (e.g., Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR)
  • Conducting research on existing / prospective clients and competitor activity
  • Conducting research on financial regulatory reform, financial markets, financial institutions and related industry trends
  • Supervise the preparation of internal and external deal announcements
  • Collaborating with attorneys and internal PR team on article placement, speaking opportunities, conference sponsorships, webinars, and other visibility initiatives
  • Maintaining and updating practice mailing lists for targeted client and prospect mailings
  • Managing practice group digital properties and social media presence
Qualifications / Position Requirements
  • Familiarity with financial institutions industry and financial regulatory environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and database skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while staying on deadline
  • Strong PowerPoint skills
  • Experience with legal research / legal news databases and resources (e.g., FINRA, Federal Reserve, S&P Capital IQ, Thomson One, Thomson Reuters, SEC/EDGAR)
  • Experience with InterAction or another CRM programs
Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing or finance preferred (JD or other advanced degree a plus)
  • Five+ years of experience in the legal and/or professional/financial services industry, preferably with a focus on business development

The expected base salary for this position ranges from $150,000–$225,000. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, 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.

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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.