Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. seeks candidates with up to three years of experience who are interested in a junior environmental litigation associate position in our Washington, DC; Seattle, Washington; or another one of our current office locations.
We are looking for smart, energetic, enthusiastic, and versatile candidates to join the largest environmental law firm in the country. Candidates should ideally have significant litigation or regulatory experience; they should at a minimum have a clear interest in environmental law, a strong academic background, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Environmental litigation or experience advising on contaminated site cleanups or related regulatory compliance experience is a plus. The candidate should be enterprising and have a strong desire to become a leader in the field of environmental law.
We are a national law firm focused on environmental law. Our associates get substantive and front-line responsibility, working directly with the firm’s shareholders, clients, and technical consultants on unique and challenging environmental issues across the U.S. and globally. Join the firm that Vault has ranked for the last two years as the #1 law firm to work for in the area of Environmental Law.
Candidates must have the following qualifications:
-J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school with excellent academic credentials;
-Up to 3 years of experience, ideally focusing on environmental, natural resources, and land use law;
-Status as an active member in good standing of the bar in at least one state jurisdiction and, for a position in the Seattle office, ability to become licensed in Washington (although we are willing to consider recent graduates who have just taken the bar exam);
-Strong analytical, research, writing and oral communication skills, organized, detailed, work well under deadline, creative thinker, multitasker, and have the ability to assume significant client responsibilities; and
-Experience with, or demonstrated interest in, the major environmental law statutes, such as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.
-Experience with or interest in zoning and land use permitting and/or litigation is a plus.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to Lindy Resh, Attorney Recruitment Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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About Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Our more than 110 lawyers in seven offices nationwide work throughout the U.S. and around the world to navigate environmental, health, and safety (EHS), chemical, and transportation-related regulatory, compliance, enforcement (both civil and criminal), and permitting challenges. Many of our clients are large, multinational corporations with sophisticated operations and a focus on managing their legal matters efficiently, and cost-effectively. These clients often engage us as their “go-to global environmental counsel” and we function as a seamless extension of their legal department. No other law firm has our focus, depth, and breadth of expertise in our environmental specialty. This expertise, coupled with our record of effectiveness and efficiency, set us apart from other firms. We focus on the four pillars of effective environmental compliance: prevention, detection, response and correction.
While the predominant focus of our work is on U.S. law, we have robust international capabilities in our areas of practice. For example, we have a leading practice in international multilateral environmental and chemical treaties. For other projects, we deploy a unique model that combines... know-how and know-who to manage and perform many international projects on our own. Where needed, we work with and manage the work of a curated network of local EHS counsel in over 50 countries on compliance matters and for M&A support. Latin America is a particularly strong region for us, as is China, where we manage a fixed-fee China EHS roundtable that provides information and networking for in-house environmental counsel whose companies are doing business in China.