Working closely with attorneys and other members of the Global Business Development Team, the Business Development Specialist will leverage his/her research, writing and analytical skills to support the firm in executing business development and marketing initiatives. Under the direction of the Senior Business Development Manager, the specialist will support all Washington-based lawyers, with responsibility for the antitrust, financial institutions/regulatory, litigation/enforcement and structured finance practice groups. Successful candidates will be comfortable driving tasks and projects to completion, working both independently and collaboratively, to achieve specified goals while adapting to change, balancing competing and shifting priorities, working overtime as firm needs require, and managing demands outside of core business hours.
Extraordinary attention to detail and strong project management and organizational skills.
Excellent analytical and research skills and the ability to synthesize, interpret and summarize information from a wide variety of sources in a clear concise manner.
Strong relationship management skills and ability to work on a team and on own initiative.
Experience working independently as well as within cross-functional teams in a collaborative, professional environment.
Ability to exercise care and discretion with sensitive, non-public client and firm information and materials.
· Strong computer skills with various Microsoft programs (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
· Familiarity with key business development databases and research tools (e.g., InterAction, LexisNexis, Bloomberg, MonitorSuite, CapitalIQ, Thomson Reuters etc.) a plus.