McGuireWoods LLP

  • Business Development Assistant

    Job Location US-IL-Chicago
    Marketing & Business Development
    Pos. Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview


    McGuireWoods LLP has an opening for a Business Development Assistant to join the Marketing and Business Development team in our Chicago Office.  

    The Business Development Assistant will provide administrative and sales support by coordinating the prospective and current client pipeline for the Private Equity team.  This position will report to the Business Development Manager.

    The ideal candidate would be detail oriented and have a strong communications background.



    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, McGuire Woods is dedicated to diverse perspectives, impeccable service, and innovative delivery of practical, business-minded solutions. For more information, visit


    • Manage the master Private Equity target list that is utilized for outreach, client development, events and reporting.
    • Track outbound and inbound responses in CRM system.  Methodically follow up on status of communications sent.
    • Create targeted communications for clients and prospective clients including templates that can be sent for sales and relationship building opportunities.
    • Source and coordinate with Business Development & Private Equity team on potential leads and markets including leveraging social media tools to identify potential sources of introductions.
    • Conduct research on pipeline opportunities for Private Equity team.  Must possess strong familiarity with Pitchbook, and other resource tools specific for the industry.


    • At least 2 years of experience in a business development/sales environment, and a college degree is required.
    • Experience working with attorneys, private equity groups and investment firms a plus.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong organizational and planning skills; attention to detail.
    • Proficient with CRM/sales tools; MS Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).


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