Business Development Manager-Government Division

Washington, District of Columbia, United States | Full-time


Venable LLP has an exciting opening for an experienced Business Development Manager to drive the business development efforts of our Government Division. 

 The ideal candidate will be responsible for... 

  • Partnering with the Division Chair, Practice Group Leaders and Government Division Partners to establish, refine and review business development goals and industry initiatives consistent with the firm’s overall strategic direction
  • Managing and leading a team of Business Development professionals in their support of Division initiatives
  • Collaborating with Regional Marketing teams to ensure regional and national strategies are aligned
  • Managing and preparing responses to new business development opportunities, including responding to Requests for Proposal (RFPs)
  • Developing and managing strategies to promote marketing of division attorneys to internal stakeholders, clients, prospects, and the business community
  • Identifying opportunities and making recommendations to expand existing client work and enhance cross-selling within division practice groups and other firm practice groups

 The successful candidate will demonstrate...

  • A Bachelor’s degree in related field or education/experience equivalent required, Juris Doctorate preferred
  • Success in professional services-related marketing and business development, including a minimum of five years marketing management experience and a minimum of two years supervisory experience
  • Computer aptitude; extensive experience with the Microsoft Office Suite and InterAction
  • Ability to make persuasive presentations on marketing topics
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of responsibilities and the aptitude for effective and creative problem solving
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks and demands
  • Ability to work in a consultative manner
  • Ability to travel to various marketing/firm events/meetings

 We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service; continuous learning, innovation and improvement; collaboration; and building human capital.


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Virginia.  Our lawyers and legislative advisors serve domestic and international clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory matters, and government affairs.  Additional information can be found at

Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to ensuring our workforce reflects America’s diverse population.