New York City NY
Marketing/Public Relations

Business Development Specialist (Financial Restructuring)

CM Legal

Business Development Specialist (Financial Restructuring)

Our client has an exciting opening for a Specialist, Business Development supporting the Financial Restructuring Practice Group. 

The Specialist, Business Development supports the overall business development and marketing efforts of the Firm by helping to create and execute strategic activities related specifically to the Financial Restructuring practice across multiple markets, clients, and geographies.

In this capacity, the Specialist, Business Development will:

  • Support the Financial Restructuring Practice Group’s key client efforts and work with stakeholders on the development and execution of meaningful strategic business development and marketing initiatives;
  • Contribute to the strategic business development and marketing plans including goals, action items, and deadlines. Collaborate with partners, the Business Development, Marketing, and Communications teams, as well as other internal stakeholders in the development and execution of these plans;
  • Draft and prepare thoughtful written proposals, pitches, and other communications to clients, prospective clients, and related third party organizations;
  • Drive content-driven campaign strategy designed to generate new business opportunities;
  • Collaborate with the global business development team on the identification and pursuit of cross-selling initiatives, in addition to other internal stakeholders on the development and execution of business development and marketing plans;
  • Gather intelligence on legal industry trends to provide an overview of the competitive landscape and explore opportunities;
  • Support the practice's key client efforts and work with colleagues on best practice to ensure the identification, development, and growth of high-value services to key clients;
  • Plan and oversee seminars, events, and other targeted marketing activities related to the Financial Restructuring practice;
  • Work with the Business Development Digital Marketing and Social Media teams in driving content-driven campaign strategy designed to generate new business opportunities; and
  • Help practice group leaders manage relevant business development budgets;
  • Collaborate with PR & Communications on way to increase the practice and lawyers profile with the media;
  • Travel as needed to support initiatives and participate in activities;
  • Act as a lead on additional related projects within the Department or Firm as assigned; and
  • Support all profile raising efforts for the Financial Restructuring team, including writing annual director and award nominations and writing and maintaining current content on Firm website.


  • Knowledge of technologies, developments, trends and literature related to legal and professional services marketing fields;
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, document management, and CRM systems;
  • Expert proficiency in oral and written communications with strong editing, proofreading, grammar and research skills, along with the ability to turn data into useful deliverables;
  • Solid understanding of the needs and expectations of law firm operations and corporate legal clients in order to function at a strategic level;
  • Advanced knowledge of marketing principles, procedures, concepts and practical applications;
  • Fundamental knowledge of networking and relationship management;
  • Proficiency in team building, management, and leadership skills; and
  • Knowledge of the needs and expectations of law firm operations, partners, and clients.


  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in marketing, law or business (required);
  • At least 5 years of marketing professional experience (required); and
  • Experience supporting Financial Restructuring practice group (required).

Employees will be provided with an excellent career opportunity in a collaborative environment, in addition to a generous total compensation package with the opportunity to earn bonuses based on individual contribution and firm profitability. 

The salary wage range that the firm expects to pay for this position is a minimum of $98,400 and a maximum of $142,600 annually.  The actual pay wage may vary based on experience or other relevant factors.

Eligible employees can participate in the Firm’s comprehensive benefits program, which include the following:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/AD&D, Long Term Care, and Short and Long Term Disability
  • Voluntary 401k plan and profit sharing
  • 10 paid holidays per year, and a generous PTO program
  • Family Support including Paid Parental Leave and Fertility coverage
  • Bright Horizons (Back-up child care, elder care and online tutoring)
  • Dependent Care
  • Wellness programs (Employee Assistance Program, mental health and well-being events)
  • Anniversary Bonus Program
  • Professional Development Programs
  • Transportation Allowance and Commuter Benefits
  • Auto/Home/Legal Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!


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