Business Development Manager - Government Matters

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King & Spalding, a leading global law firm, seeks a Business Development (BD) Manager for our Government Matters (GOV) Practice Group. The Manager will work closely with the GOV BD Team and other members of the firm’s Marketing Department. He/She/They will support a wide variety of projects, pitches, submissions and event for the GOV team. In addition, the Manager will work alongside a Senior Manager and the BD Associate Director of GOV to be a BD point of contact for aspects of our Special Matters and Government Investigations team (Special Matters). Special Matters has a deep bench of more than 125 attorneys globally – many of whom are former federal prosecutors and high-ranking government officials – who handle high-profile white-collar defense and government investigations for some of the most prominent organizations and senior executives around the world.

The ideal candidate is a strong project manager, attentive to detail, collaborative, self-starting, driven, forward thinking, and energetic. He/She/They will bring at least seven years’ experience in a comparable role at a law firm. We are also open to considering candidates with relevant professional services BD backgrounds.   

The firm offers a generous total compensation package with bonuses and raises awarded in recognition of individual merit-based performance. Eligible employees may participate in King & Spalding’s comprehensive benefit program, including health and wellness plan, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and a health savings account, a 401(k) plan, profit sharing plan, discount programs, and a substantial Paid Time Off (PTO) program.


Associate Director of BD for the firm’s Government Matters Practice


Candidates will have the following responsibilities: 

  • Work with Associate Director of BD and the GOV BD team on special projects for the overall practice group and initiatives for the Special Matters and Government Investigations Group.
  • Support strategic cross-selling and cross-marketing opportunities across the firm’s Government Matters, CFI, and Trial practice groups.
  • Conduct strategic research on potential clients, competitors and practice developments more broadly to identify business trends and opportunities and ensure that K&S is optimally positioned to grow market share.
  • Lead cross-practice RFPs and pitches, including coordination with other business developers and drafting original content.
  • Develop content for dynamic presentations in connection with pitches, events, and meetings.
  • Identify, develop and work with coordinators to maintain key messages and proof points for the GOV practice group and integrate across materials and website.
  • Coordinate team partner meetings and facilitate internal communications and knowledge sharing.
  • Work with the Associate Director of BD and marketing partner to manage budget requests and streamline and coordinate the annual decision-making process for each team’s marketing budget: vet big-ticket requests and analyze marketing expenses and effectiveness thereof.
  • Coordinate firm-hosted business development events, including receptions, client entertainment outings, substantive presentations, webcasts, etc., working closely with participating lawyers and Marketing Dept. colleagues on invitation list development, event materials, participant tracking, on-site management and targeted follow-up activities.
  • Utilize CRM, Experience Management Systems and other firm technology to meet job requirements with an expectation to become an expert in these systems over time.


Key Attributes Include:

  • Flexible, forward thinking, proactive, energetic and detail-oriented team player
  • Professional, yet approachable, demeanor, with comfort and competence both in dealing with senior lawyers and working collaboratively with other lawyers and business services throughout the firm
  • Excellent project management skills, with keen attention to detail and an ability to prioritize and execute multiple ongoing tasks often under tight deadlines
  • An ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
  • “Team player” mentality with great collegiality and who responds well to an evolving environment and is willing to be flexible and lend support where needed
  • Superior presentation, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional Microsoft Office skills, including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Some proficiency in CRM systems – prior experience with Microsoft Dynamics is an asset
  • Candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree. Candidates should also have a strong interest and track record in regulatory, enforcement and investigations