Permanent - Full Time
What are we looking for?
We are looking for a marketing and business development professional to support our lawyers in winning work from prospects, existing clients and intermediaries.
Key to the role will be to support Withers tech, which spans a number of different disciplines including corporate, IP, life sciences and venture capital.
You should have experience in and/or a keen interest in technology/the new economy and how it has been shaping the world. We are looking for somebody who is able to spot market trends and who can understand the future business development opportunities for our lawyers.
Unlike many other law firm marketing and BD positions, this role is not narrowly focused on pitch production. It is suited to somebody who wants to help shape the growth of the practice. This includes marketing and business development campaigns, winning new work and raising the firm's profile. Our client base is truly fascinating, and because of the type of law we advise on, we have scope to run more engaging campaigns than elsewhere in the sector.
You will be confident talking to a range of people from senior partners to new joiners to other law firm management professionals. You will bring passion and enthusiasm to your work. You will be alive to opportunities and have the persistence and dedication to see ideas from conception through to execution.
Areas of focus and responsibilities
This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive. It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for the performance of this job, and as such, the role may also include undertaking additional tasks as required.
Skills and attributes
Withersworldwide has been acting for successful individuals, families and institutions for over 125 years on their personal and business interests.
We advise clients on the full range of their business, personal and philanthropic legal needs, both at home and abroad. With offices in the key financial centres of Europe, Asia-Pacific, the United States and the Caribbean, we provide coverage and services that other law firms focussed on the needs of the individual cannot. We have represented 74% of the The Sunday Times Rich List, 25% of the US Top 100 Forbes Rich List, 35% of the Top 20 Hong Kong billionaires in the Forbes World's Billionaires list, over 20% of the Forbes Asia's Richest Families list and over 50% of the UK Top 50 Charities.
About Withers tech
Withers tech was created in 2018 following our combination with JAG Shaw Baker and is a full-service transatlantic technology law practice. Our comprehensive legal offering is designed to meet the unique needs of entrepreneurs, investors and high growth technology companies in a number of industries including life sciences, fintech, cleantech, adtech and emerging technology sectors such as blockchain, crypto, and artificial intelligence.
We provide access to the best legal advice in intellectual property, corporate restructuring, venture capital, employment law and venture debt in the technology sector.
About Marketing and Business Development at Withersworldwide
Information for recruitment agencies
Withersworldwide endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Withersworldwide operates a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.
Equal opportunities employment statement
It is the policy of Withersworldwide to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion. Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.