Marketing Project Manager, Contentious

Closing date: 22/10/2021
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Marketing
Location: London
The firm

With 22 offices, more than 1,700 attorneys and 50-plus practice areas, Skadden advises businesses, financial institutions and governmental entities around the world on their most complex, high-profile matters, providing the guidance they need to compete in today’s business environment.

We are known for our utmost dedication to client service, commitment to excellence, creativity and resourcefulness in providing innovative advice and novel legal solutions.

Skadden advises clients on their most important matters, including M&A, private equity, banking and finance, corporate restructuring, capital markets, including high yield, investment management, tax, insurance, EU competition, financial regulatory, employment, government enforcement and white collar crime, as well as international litigation and arbitration.

Through our integrated practices and collaborative approach, we provide significant value and cost-efficiencies by bringing together the exceptional breadth of experience needed to satisfy our clients’ business objectives.

We received the most top attorney rankings among law firms, including 59 Band 1 attorney rankings and six “Star Individual” rankings in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA. Additionally, in Chambers Global 2018, Skadden earned 55 top-tier practice and attorney rankings.

The Role

Provides cutting edge business development, communications, thought leadership and general marketing support to the European contentious practice groups, namely International Arbitration, Litigation, and Government Enforcement and Investigations (the "practices"). The role will also be on point for several relevant cross-practice initiatives, including Antitrust Litigation, Tax Controversy and Sanctions Enforcement (the "initiatives").


  • Works closely with the leaders, partners and senior lawyers of the relevant practices in London, Frankfurt, Brussels, Moscow and Paris, and the European Marketing team lead, to develop dynamic and effective business development and marketing initiatives targeting existing clients and new business.
  • Proactively works with partners, counsel and on own initiative to get in front of issues and market developments which could lead to contentious opportunities for the practices and initiatives in the key jurisdictions relevant for the European offices. A strong relationship with peers in the US and Asia will be vital.
  • Identifies and scopes potential new market intelligence and data sources to assist in business development (working alongside the firm's Research team).
  • Works closely with the practices, and the European Communications Manager, to develop engaging and market-leading thought leadership output for direct marketing, and social media engagement.
  • Develops a strong understanding of the relevant practices in order to draft and prepares marketing materials including pitches and presentations, creating - where necessary - tailored text to convey Skadden's capabilities to various stakeholders including potential clients.
  • Collects and builds up a comprehensive knowledge bank of the Firm's European case information business, using and ensuring the Firm's global matter database (Foundation) are up-to-date.
  • Challenges existing templates and content to assist in improving the content of marketing materials.
  • Works with the European Marketing Assistant to ensure frequently used documents (awards, quotes and accolades; practice area descriptions; lawyer biographies) are maintained in real time.
  • Executes relevant research requests from partners and senior lawyers in European offices (using Firm's suite of intelligence tools and Research team).
  • On point for target directory and awards submissions for the relevant practices, working with the European Marketing & Communications Specialist on best practice approach
  • Works with the partners, and knowledge team, across the practices to identify hot topics for seminars / webinars and with the Events Lead to deliver these events and related content-led output.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Person Specification


  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., InDesign, Illustrator, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities, including sensitive matters.
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team.
  • Flexibility to travel, and adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of six years' marketing and communications experience in a law firm or other professional services environment, specifically working with in the relevant practices.