Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. seeks candidates with four to five years of experience who are interested in a mid-level environmental associate position in Washington, DC or one of our current office locations.
We are looking for smart, energetic, enthusiastic, and versatile mid-level environmental candidates to join the largest environmental law firm in the country. The ideal candidate should have significant litigation or regulatory experience, 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 matters 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;
-4 to 5 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, New York, Boston, or Baltimore offices, ability to obtain licensure in the relevant state within 6 months of hire;
-Strong analytical, research, writing and oral communication skills: organized, detailed, work well under deadlines, creative thinker, multitasker, and the ability to assume significant client
-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; and
-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
Internal Number: 9-19-19-06
About Beveridge & Diamond,P.C.
Beveridge & Diamond's 100 lawyers in 7 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.