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Business Development Specialist - US Private Funds, Private Equity & Tax

New York, NY

The Business Development Specialist will play a key role in supporting the strategic objectives and driving growth for the Global Private Funds practice and the U.S. Private Equity and Tax practices. The role will report into the Funds, Private Equity and Tax Senior Business Development Manager and will work closely with attorneys and other members of the Global Business Development (BD) team.


  • Prepare pitches and RFP responses, directory and award submissions, and develop/maintain practice group credentials and other relevant materials, ensuring that each is thoughtfully tailored to the specific opportunity at hand.
  • Work closely with senior BD team members and practice leadership on global and local cross-selling and client targeting efforts, including as they relate to the firm’s key client program.
  • Support and attend practice group meetings, develop agendas, document key takeaways, and follow-up on agreed actions.
  • Conduct research on existing and prospective clients, competitor activity, and industry or market trends.
  • Liaise with the Events team to plan and execute internal and external events, seminars, and webinars, and assist with sponsorships.
  • Work with the CRM team and the legal assistants to maintain and update BD activities and mailing lists in the Firm’s CRM system.
  • Liaise with the Communications team on website content and other practice-specific content.


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


Education/ Experience

  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant business development experience in a professional services firm. Previous corporate law firm experience is highly desirable.
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business administration, liberal arts or related field desired.


  • The position requires a proactive and motivated team player. The individual must be able to adapt to change and balance competing demands.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to effectively build relationships at all levels.
  • Strong team player, fostering collaborative environments and contributing to collective success.
  • 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.
  • Strong ability to handle time-sensitive requests and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Professional manner, consistently demonstrating the ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Expected to monitor emails outside of regular business hours.
  • Flexibility to work outside regular business hours, including early mornings, evenings and weekends, as needed.

*The estimated base salary range for this position is $100,000 to $130,000 at the time of posting.

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