Business Development Analyst, Regulatory

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Wilson Sonsini is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm has approximately 1,200 attorneys in 19 offices: 14 in the U.S., three in China, and two in Europe. Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional achievement and career growth.

Wilson Sonsini has an immediate opening for a Business Development Analyst position within the Regulatory Department.  This position’s core function is to provide essential tactical and administrative support to the fast-paced Business Development team that drives business development and marketing for the firm’s global Regulatory practice.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Support and drive marketing and business development initiatives across the multiple groups within the Regulatory Department, including the Antitrust Group, the National Security group, the FDA, Healthcare, & Consumer Products group, the Privacy and Cybersecurity group, and the Strategic Risk and Crisis Management group
  • Prepare compelling marketing and business development collateral, including basic and highly tailored pitch materials, including PowerPoint presentations, placemats, and other tailored materials
  • Conduct in-depth research on a variety of topics including prospective and current clients, competitors and industry, and market trends; Assist with relationship mapping and business development activities tracking; Assist with reporting and analysis of market trends and business development activities
  • Help track and maintain key attorney matters for the experience database, as well as gathering and centralizing experience lists for use in pitches, RFPs, presentations, submissions, and other materials
  • Participate in the successful production and execution of client events, speaking engagements, and sponsorships, including analyzing attendee lists, preparing tailored materials, supporting attorney follow-up, and tracking outcomes and activities in the CRM system


Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of experience in a law firm business development function supporting corporate practice groups.  Experience supporting Regulatory and Litigation practices a big plus.
  • Strong customer service ethic
  • Exemplary communication skills, both verbal and written 
  • Extremely detail-oriented, with superior proofreading and fact checking skills 
  • Efficient, highly organized and able to stay productive under pressure with tight deadlines 
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word) and database applications
  • Exceptional online search skills
  • Aptitude for learning new software, systems, and procedures quickly 
  • Able to work independently and in team environments
  • Self-motivated and positive attitude
  • Able to travel to other offices occasionally as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree required

The primary location for this job posting is in Washington, D.C., but other locations are also listed. The actual base pay offered will depend upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to the selected candidate’s qualifications, years of relevant experience, level of education, professional certifications and licenses, and work location. The anticipated pay range for this position is as follows:

San Francisco and Silicon Valley: $81,600 – $110,400 per year

Austin, Boston, Boulder, District of Columbia, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Seattle, and Wilmington: $73,100 – $98,900 per year

Salt Lake City and all other locations: $65,450 – $88,550 per year

The compensation for this position may include a discretionary year-end merit bonus based on performance. We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package.

Benefits information can be found here. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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