Business Development Coord

MarketingAll Practice AreasPittsburgh, PA

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 Business Development Coordinator to join the Pittsburgh office. Assist 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 in the planning and execution of seminars, conferences, trade shows, and other firm-sponsored events; responsibilities include distribution of invitations and follow-up mailings, tracking attendees, collateral production, logistics implementation, and on-site support

• Prepare marketing packages and promotional materials

• Assist with preparing and editing proposals, biographies, and practice brochures and follow-through on distribution

• Maintain experience databases, assist in data collection from attorneys, track and reporting data

• Manage archiving and tracking of proposals and business development opportunities

• Assist Business Development professionals across the firm as required in the creation and delivery of client-focused responses to RFPs, customized pitches, and other presentation materials

• Assist in updating practice and office-specific marketing collateral and other marketing resources, including content intended for the website as directed

• Assist in compiling research on key clients, industries and competitors in the region and/or practice group, including business trends and competitive landscape 


• 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





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.

To learn what makes us different from other law firms, including our collaborative approach, entrepreneurial spirit, and our commitment to diversity, check out our video, “Grow Your Career at K&L Gates.”

If you agree that we are different from other law firms - and the right place for you to grow your career - please apply for this position.  For more information or to view other job opportunities, please click here to go back to our careers page.

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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.