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Marketing Specialist – IP

Company: Ballard Spahr LLP
Practice: Intellectual Property Department
Location: Philadelphia or Atlanta
Reports to: Director of Business Development


An excellent opportunity is available for an experienced and dynamic marketing professional to join the Ballard Spahr Marketing team as the Intellectual Property Department Marketing Specialist.  The successful candidate will work with Marketing and IP Department leadership and lawyers nationwide on a wide range of marketing and business development projects and initiatives, primarily in the creation, coordination, and management of marketing initiatives and supporting materials. Prior experience working with intellectual property attorneys is highly desirable. 

The position will report to the Director of Business Development and will work collaboratively with marketing colleagues on relevant firmwide and cross-practice projects and initiatives. This role can be based in our Philadelphia or Atlanta office. 

Responsibilities include preparing RFP responses and other proposals, research and analysis, helping devise and execute marketing plans for the IP department and it’s 3 practice groups (IP Litigation, Patents and Trademarks and Copyrights), coordinating marketing efforts, working with the Ballard events, operations and communications teams to coordinate and oversee events and other activities, and assisting with the development of the IP marketing budgets.


Required Skills:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent organizational skills, writing skills, independent judgment, the ability to manage multiple projects in a creative and fast-paced environment, and have a strong attention to detail.


Required Experience:

Qualified applicants must possess excellent writing, editing, communication (oral and written), interpersonal, time management, and analytical skills; strong computer proficiency a must, with particular knowledge of Interaction a plus; significant business knowledge and experience; and an intense client service attitude. The ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines in an organized and timely manner, combined with a strong work ethic and a team player attitude are indispensable. A bachelor's degree in a relevant area and at least 5 years of experience in professional services marketing required. Past experience working with Intellectual Property professionals is preferred.  Some travel is required.


Ballard Spahr LLP offers excellent compensation; a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered. 

How To Apply:

Resume, cover letter and salary requirements are required.

For immediate consideration, please click on the link below and apply online. https://ballardspahr.silkroad.com/epostings/

We are not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.



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