Global Business Development Manager

New York

Job Summary

About Us 
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Skadden) has forged a reputation as one of the most prestigious law firms in the world. By relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity, our lawyers deliver the highest quality advice and novel solutions to our clients' legal issues. We are recognized as a global powerhouse for complex transactions, litigation/controversy issues, and regulatory matters, as well as for the open, collaborative relationships we build with clients. Our attorneys, who reflect diverse backgrounds and perspectives, collaborate seamlessly across 50-plus practices and 21 offices in the world’s major financial centers. 

The Opportunity

We are seeking a Global Business Development Manager to join our Firm. This position will be based in our New York office and has a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule. This role will lead and coordinate projects from ideation, research, and analysis to summarizing, recommending and implementing across a variety of practices and offices. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leads projects in partnership with the Global Business Development (GBD) team to continuously assess core business opportunities and new prospects
  • Conducts research of companies, industries, markets, countries and regions to gain/offer insights that are beneficial to the Firm
  • Conducts internal client related analysis using a variety of techniques, including statistical and financial methods, to assess current client base
  • Develops stories/themes that explain the assumptions, inputs and conclusions in simple terms, for any work undertaken
  • Presents findings to appropriate internal stakeholders, including others on the GBD team, Partners and Senior Management
  • Ensures current knowledge of firm policies and practices for staff, current knowledge of industry trends, and continued professional development for staff
  • Ensures accurate and timely responses to requests for departmental services
  • Recommends guidelines and practices to promote efficiency, effectiveness, excellent customer service and improved employee relations, in alignment with the Firm's Core Values
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Have an innate desire and curiosity to learn about business, industries and markets
  • Savvy user of internet to research, gather and distill information from a variety of online resources
  • Strong analytical skills---ability to synthesize, interpret, and summarize relevant information from various sources and share insights into an actionable recommendation
  • Have understanding of news and trends in the global M&A, private equity, capital markets (equity and debt), and project finance areas
  • Knowledge or experience with Capitaliq, Mergermarket, Thomson One or other competitive/market intelligence tools
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs
  • Ability to administer Firm policies and procedures


  • Bachelor's Degree required (Business Administration, Economics, or Mathematics preferred)
  • Minimum of three years' related experience in investment banking, consulting, equity research, investor relations

Salary Details

The starting base salary for this New York position is expected to be between $150,000 to $170,000 annually. Actual salary will be determined based on skills, experience (to the extent relevant) and other-job related factors, consistent with applicable law.

Culture & Life at Skadden

What makes Skadden special is our people and the culture, community and spirit of collaboration we have created. We believe in teamwork and inspiring each other to be our best in an atmosphere that promotes professionalism and excellence in all that we do. We know that inclusion, equity and drawing on the strength of a wide spectrum of diverse talent only make us better and is vital to the firm's success. Our goal is for everyone at the firm to enjoy a challenging career with opportunities for development and growth and to support the well-being of our attorneys and professional staff.

The overall well-being of our team is important to us.  We offer generous benefits to help you achieve wellness in all areas of your life.  

  • Competitive salaries and year-end discretionary bonuses.
  • Comprehensive health care (medical, dental, vision), savings plan/401(k) and voluntary benefits. 
  • Generous paid time off.
  • Paid leave options, including parental.
  • In-classroom, remote, and on-demand learning and professional development opportunities.
  • Robust well-being classes and programs.
  • Opportunities to give back and make an impact in local communities.
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EEO Statement

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.

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