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Specialist, Client & Practice Development

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
Specialist, Client & Practice Development
New York
Finance – Client Coverage
Reports to

Senior Manager, Client & Practice Development‎

Work Schedule

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

Position Summary

The Client & Practice Development (C&PD) function is a ‎unique and highly visible, partner-facing position. Embedded ‎within the firm’s Finance Group, the C&PD Specialist will work ‎with the practice across a broad range of client-focused ‎marketing and business development initiatives to support the ‎group’s strategic priorities.‎

The C&PD Specialist must be able to proactively and ‎independently lead, prioritize and manage various projects ‎simultaneously, while leveraging insights and best practices ‎learned and developed from providing this executive level ‎support.‎

Working closely with the Senior Manager of Client & Practice ‎Development, this role also serves as a liaison on behalf of the ‎practice, frequently collaborating with various internal ‎departments, including the Practice Coverage and Business ‎Intelligence teams.‎

Essentials Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:‎

  • Conduct and maintain competitive intelligence on clients, ‎industries and competitors
  • Develop and maintain coverage infrastructure tools and trackers
  • Track and drive progress towards the successful execution of practice objectives and plans
  • Prepare progress reports, relationship summaries and analysis, and year in review accomplishments
  • As appropriate, organize and participate in client coverage team meetings, including creating agendas, post meeting action items and facilitating follow up
  • Strategic review of marketing collateral and pitch materials, working with the Business Development and Graphics departments as needed
  • Plan client events with support from the firm's Events and Practice Resources departments
  • Participate in other client and practice development initiatives and projects as needed, from inception through delivery
Qualifications / Position Requirements
  • A proactive self-starter, able to accept direction, yet work independently
  • Understands the details within a larger context and uses initiative to identify and solve problems
  • Professional curiosity relating to area of expertise, the role and contributions beyond the immediate job description
  • Articulate and confident, must exhibit enthusiasm and positive attitude
  • Willingness to roll up sleeves and get things done
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills and proven attention to detail
  • High level of proficiency using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); InterAction experience preferred
  • Flexibility to adjust work schedule according to workload demands, and evolve with position as required
Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Four+ years of experience in the legal and/or professional services industry, preferably with a focus on marketing and business development

The expected base salary for this position ranges from $120,000 - ‎‎$140,000. 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.