At Shearman, our success is built on our clients’ success. We have a long and distinguished history of supporting our clients wherever they do business, from major financial centers to emerging and growth markets. We represent many of the world’s leading corporations and major financial institutions, as well as emerging growth companies, governments and state-owned enterprises, often working on ground-breaking, precedent-setting matters. With a deep understanding of our clients' businesses and the industries they operate in, our work is driven by their need for outstanding legal and commercial advice.

We have over 850 lawyers around the world speaking more than 60 languages and practicing U.S., English, French, German, Italian, Hong Kong, OHADA and Saudi law. Nearly half of our lawyers practice outside the United States. Combining legal knowledge with industry expertise, our lawyers provide commercial advice that helps clients achieve their ambitions. We are committed to forging long-term relationships with our clients, providing them with genuine insight and practical advice, and supporting them as they navigate the challenges of our 21st century global economy.

We are currently seeking to hire a Marketing & Business Development Analyst for our Energy Industry Group. In this role, you will support the Business Development Manager in helping to drive business development and marketing support for the partners in the Houston office and the firm wide Energy Industry Group. This role will involve working with individual partners and the firm’s global Business Development, Marketing & Communications team, to develop and advance strategic business development planning and related initiatives, support pitches for new business, and enhance the external market profile of the firm’s Houston office and the firm’s Energy Industry Group.


Conduct research on industry sectors, clients and competitors in order to inform strategic planning

Draft custom pitches and RFPs and track success rates in the client relationship management database; collaborate with the core BD team in following and advocating best practices

Prepare relevant directory submissions; schedule interview calls; prepare specific talking points; identify and track rankings/awards/submissions

Assist with the development and maintenance of marketing collateral (brochures, capability presentations, web content) in conjunction with the BD Manager and core BD team; ensuring all information is kept up-to-date

Coordinate events and conferences including logistics planning and production, both in-house and outside the firm, including on-site event support as needed

Support attorneys with updating web bios, practice/industry descriptions, experience lists and client mailing lists.

Support monitoring the marketplace for key client opportunities including identifying deal leads and rumors regarding the Firm’s clients and client targets

Assist with the design and execution of new business initiatives for the practices including thought leadership, events, client seminars and/or training programs with communications, core BD and other administrative teams and departments

Assist with high-level document production and support by proof-reading and reviewing firm materials, collaterals, proposals, etc.

Assist with other related duties as assigned

Coordinate with the PR/Communications team to identify media opportunities, including speaking and by-lined articles; facilitate publication of articles and other writings


Strong oral and written communication skills

Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills

Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrable ability to establish alignment between the expectations and strategies of different stakeholders

Strong and creative problem-solving skills; superior analytical skills

Superior ability to prioritize and manage multiple, concurrent projects

Technologically adept

Confident, flexible and resilient team player

Adapts style to build relationships across all levels

Works effectively under the pressure of deadlines with little supervision

Minimum of 3 years marketing or business development experience is preferred in professional services marketing but not required (will consider applicable experience and skills from other sectors)

Bachelor degree

Experience with putting together proposals

Thorough knowledge of MS Suite – Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Flexibility to work beyond standard business hours as needed


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