McGuireWoods LLP

  • Manager, Business Development

    Category Administrative
    Job Location
    US-NC-Charlotte | US-IL-Chicago | US-VA-Richmond
  • Overview

    McGuireWoods has an opportunity for a self-driven leader to join its Business Development team as a Business Development Manager (BDM) in Charlotte, Richmond, D.C., or Chicago. The BDM role supports both practice and industry teams to develop and execute clear strategies and business plans utilizing a wide range of marketing functions. The BDM serves as the primary point person to facilitate client opportunities with the lawyers, develop key messaging for better positioning in the market, and collaborate across departmental and geographic lines to identify leading revenue-generating opportunities – primarily in Corporate/Transacational space.


    McGuireWoods is a full-service firm providing legal and business solutions to corporate, individual and nonprofit clients worldwide for more than 184 years. Our law firm has earned the loyalty of many longstanding clients with deep understanding of their businesses and broad skills in corporate transactions, high-stakes disputes, and complex regulatory and compliance matters. People come here to do great, challenging work and we provide the resources and training for them to succeed and develop professionally. Working together from offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia, McGuireWoods is dedicated to diverse perspectives, impeccable service, and innovative delivery of practical, business-minded solutions. For more information, visit


    • Collaborate with both practice and industry teams to develop business plans, budgets, content marketing strategies and drive client targeting.
    • Provide strategy for, and drive business development activities surrounding: 
      • Client Opportunities (RFP’s and pitches)
      • Business Plans
      • Client Relationship Management/Account Management
      • Conferences/Seminars, Webinars and Receptions
      • Marketing Collateral, Bios and Representative work
      • External and Internal Visibility inclusive of thought leadership 
      • Budget planning & forecasting
    • Serve as a mentor and team lead to junior colleagues.


    • Experience with Corporate/Transacational business development is highly preferred.
    • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and shifting priorities; makes decisions and adapts to changing work environments in-house and for our clients.
    • Strategic thinker who understands branding and consistency of message.
    • Self-starter with the discipline required to balance long-term strategic vision with effective day-to-day implementation of strategy.
    • Technology-savvy; knowledge of relevant, existing software and ability to learn new programs.
    • Experience with InterAction (or another client relationship management software) is desired.
    • Strong leader who can direct, coach, motivate and inspire people.
    • A minimum of five years of experience in marketing, business and practice development in a law firm including pitches and RFP’s.
    • Requires Bachelor’s degree.

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