Contact

Barbara Horowitz
Human Resources Manager
bhorowitz@daypitney.com

Staff Positions



Day Pitney relies on a strong professional and support staff to provide the foundation that enables our attorneys to succeed. We employ professionals in the following areas:

  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Technology/Information Services
  • Human Resources & Recruiting
  • Finance/Accounting
We also employ legal professionals the following areas and positions:

  • Litigation Technology
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Administrative Assistant

In the spirit of the firm's Client Service Initiative, we strive to attract individuals with a high customer aptitude, strong desire to succeed, and the ability to be proactive and add value to their day to day work relationships.

Open Position(s)

Trusts and Estates Administration Paralegal (Stamford, CT, Greenwich, CT or New York, NY)


Position Summary

A trusts and estates administration paralegal should be a self-starter, problem-solver and detail-oriented, able to work independently and be responsible for and meet all deadlines, and be willing to work in a team environment. Because much of the work is in the areas of accounting and taxes, this individual must have good mathematical skills, possess good computer skills, and be conscientious and careful. Generally, the position covers all areas of trust and estate administration as well as fiduciary accountings. A significant component of the New York practice involves international matters.

Responsibilities
  • Gathering, identifying and valuation of assets;
  • Preparing various probate and accounting documents;
  • Drafting correspondence and paying bills;
  • Preparation of death tax returns, including the federal estate tax return and state succession and estate tax returns;
  • Preparation of accountings for both estate and trusts (using our computer programs);
  • Preparation of federal and state individual and fiduciary income tax returns;
  • Preparation of federal and state gift tax returns, and possibly returns of private foundations, partnerships and miscellaneous other returns;
  • Ability to review and interpret wills and trust agreements and implement the plan during the estate and trust administration process;
  • Although attorneys generally research issues of law, the paralegal must be able to use reference materials such as the Internal Revenue Code and Regulations, CCH Capital Changes Reporter, Moody’s Dividend Record, etc;
  • Interact with, and show compassion to, clients who may have suffered the loss of a loved one or are under a great deal of stress, bank and brokerage house representatives, and individuals in the office;
  • Communicate with clients, attorneys and bankers outside the U.S. whose first language may not be English.
Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5-7 years prior experience


Marketing and Business Development Coordinator (Boston / Hartford)


Position Summary:

AmLaw 200 law firm is seeking a full-time Marketing and Business Development Coordinator to provide broad support for all the firm’s marketing and business development activities, including pitches and proposals, collateral development, marketing technology and event planning. This position will report directly to and support the Director of Marketing and Business Development for the corporate department.

The position requires exceptionally strong communication, writing and editing skills and attention to detail. The ability to coordinate multiple projects, with varying and changing priorities, and to meet tight deadlines is imperative. Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively and possess a strong service orientation.

Responsibilities:
  • Works with attorneys to develop materials for client presentations and pitches; support as necessary, including creating PowerPoint presentations and Excel-driven charts/graphs
  • Works with practice group leaders to support the individual practice group plans, tracking of leads and supporting other initiatives and events
  • Assisting with the collection and maintenance of information for client team action plans and other deliverables
  • Assembling and assisting in the development, drafting and tracking of RFPs/proposals
  • Maintaining the proposal language and matter library
  • Taking the lead on market research projects
  • Contributing and assisting in the development of firm wide marketing database for transactions and matters databases and electronic library of pitch components
  • Assisting with event planning activities
  • Coordinating special projects as assigned and providing basic research and data collection for those projects
  • Helping to coordinate internal attorney training programs, including assisting with the creation and tracking of training files and related matters
  • Drafting, proofreading and editing marketing and business development copy, including practice area descriptions, matters lists, invitations and attorney biographies
  • Providing administrative support to other marketing managers
Qualifications:

  • B.A./B.S. required. Major in journalism, English, public relations or similar preferred
  • Professional work experience
  • Professional services/law firm experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented; productive without compromising quality
  • Organizational skills; ability to prioritize tasks and manage multi-stage projects
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Excel; knowledge of databases, CRM systems and e-mail marketing software a plus


Manager of Business Development - Litigation (Parsippany, NJ)


Position Description

AmLaw 200 law firm is seeking a full-time experienced business development professional to serve as a Manager of Business Development-Litigation. Will be responsible for developing and executing business development and marketing strategies for the Litigation department. The occupant of this position reports to the Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer.

The position will be based in Day Pitney’s Parsippany office but the Manager of Business Development-Litigation will also have a number of firm-wide responsibilities and will be expected to travel frequently to other Day Pitney offices.

Job Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the department chair, business unit leaders and individual attorneys to implement practice specific business development plans.
  • Responsible for continued evaluation of marketing and business development plans and tracking ROI of initiatives to ensure funding and time investments are appropriately allocated.
  • Sharpen the Litigation Department’s focus on the list of existing clients for potential expansion and targets for new business. Identify, analyze and pursue potential business development opportunities at the firm, practice section and individual lawyer levels, both within the existing client base and with prospective clients.
  • Facilitate cross marketing, referral tracking and other business development initiatives.
  • Create programs for targeted clients/prospects that represent a business development opportunity for the firm.
  • Monitor business development goals and targets as a means of monitoring the success of business development efforts and develop a competitive motivation among lawyers in the program.
  • Develop and manage a proactive and organized sales process and pipeline, and track achievement against strategic objectives and business plan.
  • Provide sales and business development coaching, and occasional formal training, to selected attorneys, and assist them in meeting agreed upon goals toward becoming more effective client relations.
  • Gather intelligence on emerging market and industry trends to provide attorneys with an understanding of the competitive landscape and to position the firm for increased effectiveness in winning new business.
  • Conduct in-house marketing/business development training programs and one-on-one coaching with attorneys.
Job Requirements and Experience
  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant field. A secondary degree (e.g., Masters, MBA or JD) is highly desired.
  • More than ten years of demonstrated success in business development and marketing, including significant experience with professional services firms.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience; excellent team building and management exposure in a growing and changing environment.
  • Proven ability to build consensus and support with attorneys for business development and marketing.
  • Familiarity and comfort with legal and professional services, including development, trends, analysis, technology and literature; strong familiarity with basic legal concepts.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Highly successful relationship builder, able to create and maintain effective partnerships within the firm and with third parties.


Proposal and Communication Manager (All Offices)


AmLaw 200 law firm is seeking a full-time experienced business development professional to serve as a Business Development and Marketing Manager.

This position requires tactical support of several of the Firm's practice groups, development of RFP and pitch materials, and collaboration with the Business Development team members and other firm business professionals to ensure the execution of the groups’ business development plans and their alignment with firm-wide priorities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide business development support to the lawyers in assigned practice groups and, in the process, facilitate cross marketing, referral tracking and other business development initiatives.
  • Help lawyers execute best-practice based pitch and proposal materials in the pursuit of new business.
  • Develop marketing and pitch materials, including capabilities statements, brochures and web content. Compile transaction and case descriptions for use in proposals.
  • Develop targeted pitches and presentations; participate in strategizing and preparing proposals and responses to RFPs. Draft original text for client proposals with attention to crafting narrative formats that are consistent across practice groups, craft specific answers to uncommon RFP questions, draft executive summaries and introductions. Edit standard content to answer questions in a strategic, dynamic and directly responsive manner.
  • Work with the practice group leaders and individual attorneys to implement practice specific business development plans.
  • Responsible for continued evaluation of existing marketing and business development plans and tracking ROI of initiatives to ensure funding and time investments are appropriately allocated.
  • Utilize the firm's research processes, resources, and tools to provide actionable business intelligence to the practice areas and departments. This may include, but is not limited to prospect research, industry or geographic research and, competitive analysis at the practice area level.
Job Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing, editing and research skills.
  • Proven project management, organizational and planning skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to deal professionally with both internal and external clients on all levels.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing with both internal and external clients and to diplomatically seek more clarity or information from those in authority, if needed.
  • Proven ability to concentrate on the details of executing projects.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with flexibility and adaptability to changing work flow and work assignments.
  • Proven ability to think creatively, using good judgment and decision-making capabilities.
Job Requirements:

  • BA required. Major in English, marketing, communications, journalism, technical writing or a similar discipline a plus.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in business development or marketing in a professional services sector, with prior law firm experience highly desired.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite to include MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel.


Marketing and Business Development Specialist (All Offices)


Position Summary:

AmLaw 200 law firm is seeking a full-time Marketing and Business Development Specialist to provide broad support for all the firm’s marketing and business development activities, including pitches and proposals, collateral development, marketing technology and event planning.

The position requires exceptionally strong communication, writing and editing skills and attention to detail. The ability to coordinate multiple projects, with varying and changing priorities, and to meet tight deadlines is imperative. Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively and possess a strong service orientation.

Responsibilities:
  • Drafting, proofreading and editing marketing and business development copy, including practice area descriptions, matters lists, invitations and attorney biographies
  • General marketing and business development support as necessary, including creating PowerPoint presentations and Excel-driven charts/graphs
  • Assembling pitch materials and assisting in the development, drafting and tracking of RFPs/proposals
  • Confirming that proposals meet submission requirements and ensuring proper, timely delivery
  • Maintaining the proposal language and matter library
  • Taking the lead on research projects
  • Coordinating the preparation and distribution of external communications, including client alerts, newsletters and invitations
  • Drafting and reviewing internal communications and posting them on the firm's internal website
  • Contributing and assisting in the development of firm wide marketing database transactions and matters databases and electronic library of pitch components
  • Assisting with event planning activities
  • Coordinating special projects as assigned and providing basic research and data collection for those projects
  • Helping to coordinate internal attorney training programs, including assisting with the creation and tracking of training files and related matters
  • Assisting with the collection and maintenance of information for client team action plans and other deliverables
  • Providing occasional administrative support to the marketing team’s managers
  • Helping monitor the firm's presence on social networking sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+)
  • Assisting in the ongoing maintenance of the firm's CRM system; managing mailing lists for marketing campaigns and running reports as needed
  • Assisting with the preparation, testing and distribution of external email marketing campaigns utilizing the firm's electronic mailing software platform
Qualifications:
  • B.A./B.S. required. Major in journalism, English, public relations or similar preferred
  • Professional work experience
  • Professional services/law firm experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented; productive without compromising quality
  • Organizational skills; ability to prioritize tasks and manage multi-stage projects
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Excel; knowledge of databases, CRM systems and e-mail marketing software a plus