Opportunity

Associate, LitComms (New York)

Brunswick Group is seeking an Associate with litigation communications experience to join the team in New York. The Associate will play a senior role across the development of our practice, people, clients and business. Associates are able to leverage their own specialized skills and backgrounds while operating in Brunswick’s generalist environment.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

Client Contribution & Handling

  • Serve as an expert in LitComms situations across multiple industries
  • Provide premium relevant insight, guidance and advice to the client
  • Serve as day-to-day client lead on special litigation situations, achieving a balance between a client’s legal position while protecting its reputation
  • Develop client legal situation and arguments

Team Management

  • Manage the development of key client documents, playing a vital role in drafting, editing, routing throughout the internal approval process and delivery to the client
  • Work with Partner and Director on the day-to-day management of staff and client deliverables
  • Oversee research assignments; responsible for distilling a large amount of information into the most impactful and helpful points
  • Encourage collaboration and creativity with team members regarding professional development and messaging opportunities
  • Plan and execute around client announcements and events, managing:
    • Strategic communications plan development
    • Media strategy and handling
    • Preparation of strategic communications documents including talking points, Q&As, day-of rollouts, media backgrounders, etc.
    • Announcement or event logistics                      

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 7-10+ years of relevant work experience preferably in a strategic communications agency or law firm, with a similar focus, and/or related corporate function
  • Deep understanding of global communications, business, crisis, corporate reputation, and litigation
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail; client service-orientation
  • Experience working with and briefing c-suite and executive leadership
  • Ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional research, writing, communication, and persuasion skills
  • Multilingual skills beneficial
  • Gravitas, clear leadership skills and experience managing and mentoring junior practitioners, particularly in a hybrid environment
  • Exhibit discretion with confidential client matters
  • Thorough understanding of business and finance
  • Knowledge of Factiva, Bloomberg, and other research resources

Ideal Candidate:

  • A current or former litigation attorney with law firm experience or a strategic communications advisor with proven corporate communications and/or crisis background
  • Enthusiasm for learning and curiosity, creative problem solving, and the ability to think strategically and critically
  • Ability to operate in a high-performance, client service environment with high emotional intelligence, and kindness
  • Proven ability to convey complicated ideas in a time sensitive manner
  • Entrepreneurial, collaborative, and team-oriented

The Firm

About Brunswick

Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues and critical stakeholders. Our purpose is to help our clients play their role in the world successfully.

We advise on critical issues and critical stakeholders at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds.

Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

Maintaining and strengthening a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace are pillars of Brunswick’s culture and key to our future success. Valuing and supporting every colleague as an individual while helping them reach their full potential is critical to attracting and developing our greatest strength – our people. By embracing our differences and diverse perspectives we create richer experiences within our firm and enhance the quality of the ideas and advice that we deliver to our clients.

Background

Founded in London in 1987, Brunswick’s global partnership has grown organically to 27 offices in 18 countries. We began as a M&A and financial communications firm and, over time, expanded our capabilities to provide expert advice to our clients on a range of business-critical issues. We invested in new offices, sector teams and practice groups including investor engagement; shareholder activism; governance; regulatory and public affairs, including geopolitical; crisis; litigation; social issues including climate change and diversity, equity and inclusion; cybersecurity, data and privacy; employee engagement; digital communications; opinion research and analysis, and; creative services.

Our CEO is Neal Wolin, based in Washington, D.C. Our Chairman is Sir Alan Parker, based in London.

The Americas

In the U.S., we have offices in Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. In Brazil, we have an office in Sao Paulo. We advise clients on, among other things, domestic and cross border M&A, IPOs, activism, capital markets and investor relations, public and regulatory affairs, geopolitical issues, litigation, crisis, cyber, employee engagement, digital, opinion research and on broader reputation campaigns.

Colleagues in the U.S. are drawn from a variety of backgrounds and consist of in-depth industry and sector experts from banking, law, accounting, politics, government, journalism and the media, consulting and elsewhere. Our U.S. CEO is Nik Deogun.

For more information on Brunswick, including our offices and client offers, please visit our website: www.brunswickgroup.com

Compensation & Benefits: 

The applicant who is selected for this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:  

In New York City, the range of base compensation will be: $130,000 - $160,000. 

If an offer is extended to an applicant in New York City, the applicant will be paid in line with this range and based on the applicant’s experience and qualifications. This range applies only to the New York City position, and salaries in other offices and regions will vary based on an applicant’s experience and qualifications, as well as the competitive landscape. 

Bonus Eligibility: Annual discretionary bonus contingent upon individual performance and the overall performance of the Firm. 

Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance. Disability insurance. Employee assistance program. Flexible spending account. Health savings account. Life insurance. Paid Time Off: Vacation and sick leave, as well as paid Bank Holidays. Firm-sponsored 401K Plan with 3% safe harbor contribution of base and bonus – immediate vesting. 

Other: Career training and development opportunities and employee discounts. 

 

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