Requisition Number: 2022-11-01407-0167-001
Job Title: Assistant Manager, Business Development
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday - Friday; 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Hours: 35

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Assistant Manager, Business Development

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Description/Job Summary

The Assistant Manager, Business Development works with the Business Development Senior Team, Corporate Firm Partners and associates, preparing information about Firm’s corporate practice areas and lawyers, including biographies, deal and experience lists, rankings and awards, practice descriptions, client contacts and other related information. This role provides research and analysis about clients, competitors, markets and industries, related internal business, client communications and related work product maintaining the Firm’s high standard of excellence.


  • Perform various business and operational support functions as related to Business Development strategies, marketing, communications, policies, procedures and initiatives for the Firm’s corporate and litgiation departments
  • Provide competitive intelligence reports and analysis
  • Draft pitch and proposal materials
  • Help design and implement practice and industry-related initiatives
  • Prepare and manage directory submissions and survey responses for various legal and business directories/publications
  • Maintain deal and case experience;help manage the Firm’s engagement database and across related channels
  • Maintain website content, Partner biographies and various Business Development communications materials across multiple channels
  • Manage creation of advertising, posters, flyers and other promotional materials, working with the Graphic Designer and outside vendors where appropriate
  • Prepare and maintain promotional materials, including brochures, practice area descriptions, rankings and quotes
  • Assist with managing Firm-sponsored events and presentations
  • Foster and maintain strong relations with key stakeholders; ensure stakeholders’ engagement is supported in varied departments and offices
  • Support Business Development projects and other Firm initiatives as needed
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned

Required Skills

  • Minimum 2-4 years of relevant experience
  • Must be flexible and willing to work additional hours as needed
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a highly competitive and demanding environment
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and web-based research
  • Ability to interact well and build professional relationships while maintaining a high level of customer service, diplomacy and discretion
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent research and analytical abilities
  • Ability to assess needs, assign priorities, develop strategies and make recommendations when presented with ambiguous or incomplete information
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills to make sound decisions, escalating as appropriate
  • Strong project management and organizational skills,
  • Ability to effectively share knowledge and resources with appropriate parties, both internally and externally
  • Ability to anticipates business challenges of Partners and Senior team members and proactively address needs with self-assuredness and business acumen

Preferred Skills

  • Prior experience in marketing and business development field at a law firm preferred
  • Some familiarity with Content Pilot’s suite of products or other experience database preferred
  • Experience with website maintenance and or Client Relationship Management (CRM) system experience

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Major in Marketing, English, Communications, Advertising or related field preferred
  • J.D. preferred


Salary Information

The estimated base salary range for this position is $150k to $180k at the time of posting. The actual salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job. This role is exempt meaning it is not overtime pay eligible.

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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is committed to a collegial work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. The Firm prohibits discrimination or harassment based upon race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, protected veteran’s status or any other legally protected status. “Gender” includes actual or perceived sex, a person’s gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression, whether or not that gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the legal sex assigned to that person at birth. This Policy pertains to every aspect of an individual’s relationship with the Firm, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training and development, promotion, transfer, discipline, termination, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.