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Client Relations Manager
Baker Botts is an international law firm with 15 offices worldwide, founded in Houston Texas, with key industry focuses in Energy, Technology and Life Sciences. The firm is seeking a Client Relations Manager in our New York office who, as part of the firm’s Client Relations team, will be responsible for the direction and management of the New York regional business development, client entertainment and community relations efforts.

Baker Botts is an international law firm with 15 offices worldwide, founded in Houston Texas, with key industry focuses in Energy, Technology and Life Sciences. The firm is seeking a Client Relations Manager in our New York office who, as part of the firm’s Client Relations team, will be responsible for the direction and management of the New York regional business development, client entertainment and community relations efforts. The New York office of nearly 100 lawyers is a critical key strategic market of the firm thus the role will require someone with a solid understanding of the NY region.

This position is also a highly collaborative one in which the manager will work closely with the Practice and Regional Managers to leverage opportunities for New York based lawyers in other geographies / verticals and likewise leverages opportunities for firm wide lawyers into the New York region. It is a position in which the manager will have an active role in working with the Client Relations team of 45 members across 7 of the offices and alongside recruitment firm wide. This is a full-time, Firmwide, exempt position which reports to the Director of Business Development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Business Development

  • Provide strategy and implementation support to marketing efforts for the firm into the New York market and extend New York regional relationships across the firm.
  • Development of and assistance with business development plans for client teams, cross-sell strategy and client interview meetings.
  • Identify targets and provide relevant research and strategic ideas to acquire new business.
  • Responsible for the orientation and transition of lateral partner hires, including the creation of a marketing plan.
  • Support marketing and business development efforts of firmwide industry focuses.
  • Lead discussions though the regional Client Development Committee to facilitate business development strategy.
  • Liaise and collaborate with other Client Relations staff on department and industry projects, events, requests for proposals and presentations, media relations, internal communication and lawyer training.

Marketing & Brand Awareness

  • Analyze the firm’s marketing position, as well as monitor the competition.
  • Initiate and manage large client entertainment/business development events; client CLEs and seminars; and various sporting, arts, and theater events.
  • Manage the office’s community relations and charitable giving programs: including budget creation and management, lawyer board involvement and documentation of all requests submitted to the firm.
  • Work with the firm’s Communication Department to create collateral materials and content for the firm Web site, brochures and other marketing pieces.
  • Other projects as assigned by Director of Business Development.


Specific Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, candidate should have 5+ years of marketing or related experience, preferably within a professional services environment and ideally within a large law firm.
  • Solid understanding of the law firm environment and of lawyers’ responsibilities and work ethic is important.
  • Candidate must have strong skills in written/verbal communication and be able to work well with lawyers, other professionals and staff within the firm.
  • Ideal candidate will possess diplomacy, enthusiasm, perseverance and a sense of humor.
  • Candidate must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, have a high-level of organizational and prioritization skills, as well as flexibility to work occasional overtime.
  • Candidate should possess strong skills in MS Office; experience with InterAction, Adobe Acrobat, Foundation and Vuture a plus; knowledge of web-based legal and business resources, such as Lexis-Nexis, Hoover’s, LivEdgar, WestLaw and others, also a plus.
Contact Details
Baker Botts L.L.P.

Delivering superior client service requires a diverse team filled with talented and dedicated professionals. We hire skilled staff members who enjoy working in a dynamic environment, supporting our lawyers and other professionals in the sophisticated and complex matters they handle for our clients. We believe that our professional staff members are vital to the ongoing success of our firm. As a result, we offer excellent benefits and opportunities for recognition, development and advancement in an environment that values initiative and excellence, service and respect.

Baker Botts L.L.P. is a Federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Baker Botts is subject to Executive Order 11246 and is required to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Baker Botts considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.


Sue Robinson
susan.robinson@bakerbotts.com
Apply Online: http://www.bakerbotts.com/careers/professional-staff
Company Name Baker Botts L.L.P.
Posted Date 1/11/2018
Job Type Exempt Manager
Employment Type Full Time
Location New York,New York
City New York
State New York
Country USA
Region East Coast