B&D’s Austin office is growing, and is seeking a junior environmental associate.
We are looking for a smart, energetic, enthusiastic, and versatile associate to join the Austin office of the largest environmental law firm in the country, ranked by U.S. News-Best Lawyers as “Environmental Firm of the Year” in 2018 and 2019 and as Law360’s Environmental Practice Group of the Year in 2017 and 2018. The ideal candidate will be a first-, second-, or third-year associate who wishes to focus on environmental regulatory counseling and litigation.
We offer a collegial small office environment with the resources and platform of a larger national firm. 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. Vault ranked B&D in 2017 and 2018 as the #1 law firm to work for in the area of Environmental Law. In the area of diversity and inclusion, B&D also leads the way. 32% of our principals are women, and 38% of our lawyers are women or minorities. B&D received the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Vashon Award for Innovation in 2018, and placed in the top 10 for diversity, firm culture, pro bono, and satisfaction among midsize firms in the 2018 Vault Best Midsize Firms survey.
Preferred candidates should have the following qualifications:
J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school with excellent academic credentials;
Strong analytical, research, writing and oral communication skills, organized, detailed, work well under deadlines, creative thinker, multitasker, and have the ability to assume significant client responsibilities; and
Experience with, or demonstrable interest in, the major environmental law statutes, such as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and CERCLA.
With over 100 attorneys in eight US offices, Beveridge & Diamond P.C. helps clients around the world resolve critical environmental, natural resource, project development, and sustainability issues relating to their facilities, products, and operations. B&D holds Tier 1 nationwide ratings for environmental law and environmental litigation from U.S. News-Best Lawyers, Chambers USA Guide to the Legal Profession, and Legal 500. Latinvex has named B&D to its list of Latin America’s top law international firms in Latin America annually since 2015.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to: Lindy Resh, Attorney Recruitment Manager, at email@example.com. Applicants only; no third-party solicitations.
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. is an equal opportunity employer and all inquiries are kept strictly confidential.
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About Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Beveridge & Diamond's 100 lawyers in 8 U.S. offices help clients around the world resolve critical environmental, natural resource, project development, and sustainability issues relating to their facilities, products, and operations. We focus on delivering outstanding client service and value through strategic advice, regulatory compliance counseling, transaction and land use support, or representation in litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
Our team includes former senior officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (including two former General Counsel), U.S. Department of Justice, and other federal and state resource and environmental agencies.
In addition, the firm and its professionals regularly garner accolades for pro bono and diversity accomplishments - areas in which we strive to demonstrate leadership and work closely with our clients and communities. In 2013, the firm received a Thomas L. Sager Award from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association for its leadership and accomplishments in the areas of diversity and inclusion.
Clients worldwide and from numerous industry sectors rely on us for advice in all areas... of environmental, natural resource, and land use regulation and transactions. We counsel clients on managing the full product life cycle – from raw material sourcing to production and distribution to reuse, recycling, and disposal. We also counsel on land and facility issues, and assist when matters require litigation and alternative dispute resolution. In every case or matter, we focus on efficiently and effectively securing the outcome that best serves the interests of our client.
Broad Issue Coverage for Products and Facilities
Key areas in which we advise and litigate for clients include:
Chemical regulation and risk assessment
Pesticides & agricultural biotechnology
Air regulation & permitting, including greenhouse gas emissions
Energy and industrial development
Land use and project development
Water quality regulation
Consumer product material restrictions, marketing and labeling
Wetlands and endangered species
Conflict minerals, timber, and supply chain management
Occupational health & safety requirements
International environmental regulation and governance
Environmental stewardship and sustainability
Environmental cleanups, waste management and citizen suits
Strength & Strategy for Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
In the litigation and alternative dispute resolution area, we couple our regulatory expertise with a deep bench of trial lawyers, including many veterans of the Department of Justice and federal judicial clerkships, to defend and prosecute actions including product protection and toxic tort, project development, defense of civil and criminal enforcement actions, citizen suits, challenges to agency action, contaminated property cases, and general commercial and insurance litigation. Our white collar team includes three former federal environmental crimes prosecutors and a former criminal investigator. We have decades of favorable results for our clients, through dispositive motions, trial, appeal, and settlement.
Firm Origins, Service Philosophy, and Recognition
The firm’s origins in 1974 and its decades of evolution parallel U.S. environmental and natural resource regulation. Founded by the first Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the firm’s attorneys include two former EPA General Counsel, an Assistant EPA Administrator for Enforcement & Compliance Assurance, the first Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and many other lawyers with decades of federal legal experience on environmental and resource issues. We and our clients have succeeded because of our focus, discipline, and perspective. We know where environmental regulation and enforcement has been and is going, and we help our clients prepare for the future.
The firm has twice been named to the National Law Journal’s “Midsize Hot List.” U.S. News-Best Lawyers rates Beveridge & Diamond as a Tier 1 nationwide firm for Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation. Chambers USA Guide to the Legal Profession lists the firm among national leaders in Environmental practices.