Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Business Development Analyst – Real Estate, Private Funds, and Tax

Job Locations US-NY-New York
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The Business Development Analyst will leverage his/her research, writing and analytical skills to support the firm in executing business development and marketing initiatives for his/her assigned practice groups.  The analyst will work closely with attorneys and other members of the Global Business Development team to achieve Firm and office business development goals.


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the preparation of pitches and RFP responses, including by:
    • Drafting and customizing pitch and proposal content;
    • Liaising with attorneys and other administrative departments to collect relevant information;
    • Editing, assembling and submitting final pitches and proposals; and
    • Maintaining records for, and analyzing outcomes of, pitches and fee proposals.
  • Assist with the development and execution of business development strategies, plans and projects, including identifying and evaluating new business opportunities and targets, facilitating cross-selling initiatives and participating on client-specific target teams.
  • Collaborating with the Research & Competitive Intelligence team to generate detailed client intelligence reports in advance of pitches and other client meetings and in connection with targeting projects; and preparing competitive and market analysis reports.
  • Attending practice group and client team meetings and preparing agendas, materials and minutes in connection with such meetings.
  • Supporting practice groups with compiling directory submissions, including Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR1000.
  • Assisting PR Team with award submissions and other profile-raising initiatives.
  • Liaising with Events team to plan and execute internal and external events, seminars and webinars and assist with sponsorships.
  • Working with CRM team to maintain and update BD activities and frequently used mailing lists in Firm CRM system.
  • Liaising with Communications Teams on website content and other practice-specific content.



Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business Administration, liberal arts or related field desired. 


Professional experience:

Two to four years of relevant marketing/business development experience, and knowledge of Real Estate, Investment Fund Formation, and/or Tax, a plus.  Law firm/professional services or marketing experience is highly desirable.


Specific requirements:

The position requires a high-energy and motivated team player.  The individual must be able to adapt to change, balance competing demands and manage demands outside of traditional business hours.

  • Extraordinary attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Experience working independently as well as within cross-functional teams in a collaborative, professional environment.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills and the ability to process information from a wide variety of sources and present in a concise manner.
  • Strong ability to handle time-sensitive requests and work in a fast-paced environment. Expected to monitor emails outside of normal business hours and be available as needed.
  • Strong computer skills with various Microsoft programs (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), CRM and research tools. Experience with InterAction, Foundation, Preqin, Capital IQ, Thomson/Refinitiv, Bloomberg, and Mergermarket, a plus.



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