Requisition Number: 2023-10-01407-0167-002
Job Title: Assistant Manager, Business Development-Litigation
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-Litigation

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Description/Job Summary

The Assistant Manager, Business Development - Litigation is responsible for supporting the Firm’s global business development initiatives by organizing and leveraging information about the Firm’s Litigation practice areas and lawyers, and providing research and analysis about clients, competitors, markets, trends, and industries.  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. This role supports the implementation efforts of strategic plans to ensure successful growth and consistency regarding the Firm’s key business initiatives.


  • Perform various business, administrative, and operational support functions as related to Business Development for the Firm's litigation department 
  • Research and provide analysis about clients, competitors, markets, trends, and industries
  • Maintain website content, attorney biographies, practice group descriptions, and other Business Development and communications materials across multiple channels: web, print and electronic formats
  • Assist with drafting customized pitches, responses to RFPs, and other marketing materials for new business opportunities and client meetings
  • Respond to inquiries and troubleshoot issues in connection with Firm memoranda and other client alert distribution.
  • Maintain deal and case experience; help manage the Firm’s engagement database and across related channels
  • Prepare and manage directory submissions and survey responses for various legal and business directories/publications
  • Manage creation of advertising, posters, flyers and other promotional materials, working with the Graphic Designer and outside vendors where appropriate
  • Help to coordinate Firm-sponsored events, webinars, presentations, and event logistics (e.g., formatting invitations, tracking RSVPs, preparing name badges, preparing promotional materials and assisting with follow up)
  • 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

  • Must be flexible and willing to work additional hours as needed
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a highly competitive and demanding environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and web-based research
  • Ability to interact well and build professional relationships with stakeholders and clients while maintaining a high level of customer service, diplomacy and discretion
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent research and analytical abilities
  • Able to 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, demonstrated ability to prioritize and balance competing demands and manage multiple projects concurrently, meeting deadlines in a fast-paced professional environment
  • Ability to effectively share knowledge and resources with appropriate parties, both internally and externally
  • Anticipates business challenges of Partners and senior team members and proactively address needs with self-assuredness and business acumen

Required Experience

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience

Preferred Experience

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

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required

Preferred Education

  • JD preferred


Salary Information

The estimated base salary range for this position is $140k 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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