Market Development Coordinator

Client GrowthAll Practice AreasCharlotte, NC

Job Description

At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us.  Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.

We are seeking a Market Development Coordinator to join the Charlotte office. The candidate will be responsible for assisting in the execution of marketing and business development programs and initiatives to support specific office(s) and/or related practice groups, with a focus on events and communications. This role will be involved in supporting business development representatives on key revenue-generating activities and will help implement events regionally and nationally. Candidates must be self-starters who possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent communication skills and a commitment to providing the highest quality client service are strongly preferred.

Business Development team members, Central Marketing team members, lawyers, members of Shared Services and legal secretaries

• Assist with full production of client/prospect facing events that are focused on strategic initiatives e.g., proprietary programs, symposiums, conferences, and CLE presentations; roundtables; annual client appreciation events; marque industry conference receptions; complex client entertainment, including:
• Coordination and execution of full event logistics
• Track budget and coordinate event deliverables such as name badges, signage, CLE forms and giveaways;
• Conduct venue and vendor research
• Draft and send e-communications
• Assist with coordination of and communication with outside speakers
• Day-of lead for in-person events and host, or co-host, of virtual events
• Coordinate with allied professionals (e.g., IT, office staff, practice assistance) for support needs
• Lead pre-event attendee research for appropriate events
• Lead post event attendee/client research and reporting
• Support large-scale nationwide and global practice sponsored events
• Production of approval forms, recurring Event Center of Excellence reports, and ROI tracking


• Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant work experience, preferably in a professional services organization or equivalent corporate environment
• Undergraduate degree required, with a focus in marketing, communications, or related area preferred
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Experience using CRM systems
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• Willingness to work collaboratively as a member of a team with a positive, can-do attitude
• Ability to follow directions, multi-task, and work quickly within a framework where priorities often shift and/or conflict
• High level of attention to detail and meticulous follow-through
• Effectively manage and communicate confidential issues

• Flexibility to adjust work schedule according to workload demands or planned events, including occasional off-site events
• This job operates in an office setting and is largely sedentary, requiring the routine use of a computer and other standard office equipment. 
• The ability to open file cabinets, lift files, bend, and stand on a stool may also be required.



K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers across five continents. We have experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and now rank among the largest U.S. based law firms in the world.  We take pride in constantly striving for innovation, imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We come up with big ideas and then roll up our sleeves to get the job done, guiding our clients through their most complex issues in a variety of industry sectors and across multiple regions of the world.

The industry recognition the firm has garnered in the past five years emanates from the foundation of a global community aligned on behalf of our clients. The people at K&L Gates are committed to working together to create a legacy for each other, the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thrive in an inclusive and socially conscious environment that embraces diversity and takes a holistic approach to the career evolution of all our professionals.

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We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent benefits.


The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm’s policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related.