Business Development Executive (BDE)

Posted: February 14, 2022
New York
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WIT Legal, LLC (“WIT”) is the world’s only expert witness agency representing the world’s top expert witnesses in complex, high stakes legal disputes.  WIT identifies emerging trends in litigation and builds world-class teams of consulting and testifying experts to support parties in those cases as they develop.

WIT has a legacy of excellence driven by several core values, including strong ethics, collaboration, commitment to quality, and a passion for success and growth.

Successful candidates must have strong client-focused experience, preferably in law firm or legal sales. Ideal candidates will have experience working with AmLaw 100 firms, impeccable communication skills, be highly motivated and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism, sales initiative, and independence in supporting WIT’s expert consulting services on a wide variety of complex issues. A high level of legal, analytical, and organizational skills is required in order to identify emerging legal trends, potential client prospects, and to execute tasks as necessary. This position is ideal for someone who loves the law and the legal industry but is looking for more work/life balance.

Responsibilities

  • Major account management focused on account growth.
  • Manage and expand relationships with current clients.
  • Research business growth opportunities and industry trends.
  • Direct WIT resources as necessary in support of client needs.
  • Ensure the successful outcome of sales opportunities.
  • Convey WIT’s value proposition and unique market position.
  • Participate in partner briefings at major law firms and corporations.
  • Have in-depth knowledge of WIT’s expert teams and corporate goals.

Skills and Required Experience

  • Law Degree, MBA and/or PhD preferred.
  • A strong business development background in consultative legal sales with an understanding of Intellectual Property litigation.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills a must.
  • Demonstrated ability of being a trusted advisor to clients.
  • Experience in the following industries preferred:
    • Automotive
    • Financial Technology
    • Wireless Communications
  • Must have superior legal research skills as well as being adept at using Legal News Sources and Legal Research Sources.
  • Experience working with law firm partners.
  • Experience with design and implementation of business development strategy.
  • Experience in handling sensitive/confidential business matters and information with discretion and professionalism.
  • Successful candidates will be motivated, creative, analytical, efficient, and will have superior organizational and detail skills.
  • Works well independently, is highly motivated and self-directed.
  • Must be proficient with MS Office & knowledge of various CRM processes.

 Perks:

  • Competitive compensation package based on experience ($90K plus commission).
  • Various and robust benefit packages that fit the individual needs of our employees.
  • Work/life balance, including a nice amount of paid time off/corporate holidays to do the things you love outside of work.
  • Yearly professional development stipend.
  • A hybrid work from home/in office approach. We believe that in person collaboration is extremely beneficial but also know that working from home has its perks. We have the best of both worlds.

WIT is an equal opportunity employer. WIT will not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, on the basis of race, creed, sex, color, national origin/ancestry, gender, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, expression or identity, political activity, criminal accusation, domestic violence victim status, use of a service animal, use of tobacco products, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. WIT’s policy and practice are to recruit, hire, assign, advance, compensate, develop, train, and retain applicants and/or employees solely on the basis of qualifications and contributions to our business, and all employment decisions will be administered in a nondiscriminatory manner.

For consideration, please send a current resume and cover email to careers@witlegal.com

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