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Events Executive

DLA Piper
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
6 Sep 2024

Job Details

The role

The Marketing and Business Development Executive – Events will support the Marketing and Business Development Manager – Events in executing firm-wide and internationally focused events, aligning with the UK Clients and Sectors go-to-market strategy.

As a key member of the Marketing & Business Development team, you will be responsible for managing numerous high-quality events, providing expert advice and guidance directly to our partners and lawyers, and ensuring the right contacts are targeted for each event.

This fast-paced position offers the opportunity to work on prestigious events with high-level speakers and contacts in business and public life. The role demands a skilled events executive with exceptional project management abilities, a proactive approach, and a strong team-oriented mindset.

The ideal candidate will excel in coordinating complex events, anticipating challenges, and collaborating effectively with colleagues to achieve outstanding results.


  • Execute and deliver the UK programme of events in London, as part of the firm’s business development strategy. Collaborate with the line manager to manage these events end-to-end, from planning and objective-setting, through to execution and post-event analysis/ROI reporting.
  • Create engaging event-related marketing materials that align with the firm’s messaging, ensuring events are targeted with clear sales messages and effective follow-up.
  • Produce reports and statistics on key London event activity to measure the ROI and devise measurement processes to record this information.
  • Coach MBD colleagues in event management and delivery, ensuring all events are aligned with the firm’s overall values and objectives. This includes providing guidance on best practice, sharing insights and expertise, and fostering a collaborative environment.
  • Perform any additional tasks as requested by the Marketing and Business Development Manager- Events to ensure the successful achievement of the team’s business development objectives.
  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate flexibility in their approach, with the ability to adapt to changing circumstances and work outside of normal office hours when required.

The role holder must:

  • Have a strong understanding of marketing and business development practices, with experience in a corporate or professional services environment.
  • Demonstrate experience in managing high-quality events, ensuring that each is executed to the highest standard and meets all client and firm expectation.
  • Demonstrate strong commercial awareness, confident in operating independently, owning projects, and seeing them through with limited supervision.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a professional approach to internal client care and a proven ability to manage projects and collaborate with others.
  • Exhibit the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information, manage a demanding workload, multitask, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Maintain composure in demanding situations, demonstrating a positive attitude, proactive ‘can-do’ approach, and collaborative working style.
  • Be IT literate, proficient in PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook; experience with InterAction/CRM systems is a plus.
  • Align with the firm’s objectives and values, showing commitment and a high standard of work in completing delegated tasks.
  • This job description is not designed to be exhaustive and can be varied, as required, to develop or fulfil the role required of the London Events Executive.

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients, and we achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed.

We’re proud to serve an international client base that includes more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 companies. We help the world's top companies with their business-critical issues. Many of the deals we work on are complex and challenging – transcending not just practice areas, but borders, languages and legal systems. With offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, we represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world. Our lawyers have wide experience in arbitration, banking, competition and trade, as well as corporate crime and corporate finance. We have strong practices in employment, energy, hospitality and leisure, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and have developed key teams in pensions, private equity, real estate, tax, and technology

As a firm we are committed to diversity and to building an inclusive culture for all of our people, where differences are genuinely valued. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.

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+44 (0)20 7349 0296
160 Aldersgate Street

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