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Environmental Shareholder

Seattle

B&D's Seattle office is growing and seeks an environmental shareholder. 

We are looking for a smart, energetic, enthusiastic, and versatile shareholder to join the Seattle office of the largest environmental law firm in the country. The ideal candidate should have a history of successful business development. A portable book of business is a strong plus. Candidates should be admitted to the Washington bar. 

B&D is a top-ranked environmental law firm and helps clients around the world resolve critical environmental, natural resource, project development, and sustainability issues relating to their facilities, products, and operations. The firm has been named to the National Law Journal’s “Midsize Hot List.” U.S. News - Best Lawyers rates the firm 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.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to Peter Schaumberg. Peter is a shareholder in our DC office and serves on the firm’s Recruiting Committee.

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White Collar Litigation – Environmental Shareholder

Washington; Baltimore; Boston; New York; San Francisco; Seattle; Austin

We are looking for a smart, energetic, enthusiastic, and versatile Shareholder or Of Counsel-level lateral to join the largest environmental law firm in the country, in one of our current office locations.

The ideal candidate would have substantial experience as a prosecutor, preferably a federal prosecutor (e.g., former AUSA) and preferably some experience in the context of environmental crimes. A history of successful business development and a portable book of business are a strong plus. 

B&D is a top-ranked environmental law firm and helps clients around the world resolve critical environmental, natural resource, project development, and sustainability issues relating to their facilities, products, and operations. The firm has been named to the National Law Journal’s “Midsize Hot List.” U.S. News - Best Lawyers rates the firm 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.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to Peter Schaumberg. Peter is a shareholder in our DC office and serves on the firm’s Recruiting Committee.

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Mid-Level Environmental Associate

Washington; Seattle; Baltimore; Boston; New York; San Francisco; Austin

We seek candidates with four to five years of experience who are interested in a mid-level environmental associate position in our Washington, DC; Seattle, Washington; or other 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 responsibilities.
  • 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.

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Junior Litigation Associate

Seattle; Washington; Baltimore; Boston; New York; San Francisco; Austin

We seek candidates with up to three years of experience who are interested in a junior litigation associate position in our Washington, DC; Seattle, Washington; or other office locations.

We are looking for energetic, enthusiastic, and versatile candidates to join the largest environmental law firm in the country. Candidates should ideally have significant litigation experience; they should at a minimum have a demonstrated interest in litigation and have a strong desire to become a leader in cases often involving challenging legal and expert issues, strong academic background, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

We are a national law firm focused on environmental law and related litigation. Our associates get substantive and front-line responsibility, working directly with the firm’s principals, clients, and technical consultants on unique and challenging 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 within 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 litigation, with environmental, toxic tort, or zoning and land use permitting litigation experience a plus.
  • 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 deadlines, creative thinker, multitasker, and have the ability to assume significant client responsibilities.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to Lindy Resh, Attorney Recruitment Manager.

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Legal Administrative Assistant

Washington

Become a member of a highly dedicated administrative team that delivers impeccable and sophisticated professional services to internal and external clients.

Beveridge & Diamond (B&D), a leading environmental law firm, seeks a proactive, detail-oriented and well organized Legal Administrative Assistant to provide high-level administrative support to the firm’s Chairman and other attorneys. This position requires experience in large volume client billing, coordinating multiple schedules, arranging meeting and speaking engagements, and supporting the firm’s budget management process.  B&D will value your ability to work on multiple projects while maintaining effective and courteous communication with senior level internal and external clients, staff and peers.  Supporting team members of our secretarial team, as well as reception desk coverage when needed is a very important team work component in this role.

Administrative Duties

  1. Serve as the liaison between the Chairman and internal and external stakeholders.
  2. Schedule meetings, make travel arrangements, monitor e-mails, arrange conference calls and anticipate next steps for projects. Inform attorneys of commitments and prepare necessary materials.
  3. Enter attorneys’ time into the Firm’s accounting system, review entries made into InTapp Time system and prepare expense reports.  Maintain time entry deadlines and coordinate the timely submission of attorney hours.
  4. Coordinate with other legal administrative assistants on bills managed by other attorneys. Print pro-forma client bills.  Review, edit, and correct bills in draft form as generated by the billing system (Elite).
  5. Reconcile monthly Visa bill for assigned attorneys.  Process expense reports and obtain Firm checks or petty cash as required.
  6. Receive, screen and transfer/forward telephone calls.  Provide messages to the appropriate individuals. Open and promptly distribute incoming mail.  Date stamp if requested.  Check out-box periodically throughout the day and process materials appropriately. Arrange for the appropriate delivery of documents through the mail, overnight delivery or messenger services.  Transmit faxes.  Perform and/or outsource photocopy, bindery, scanning, and printing tasks as needed. 
  7. Maintain tickler system and follow up on requests made by attorneys, paralegals, and clients. 
  8. Set up and maintain client files, including electronic files in iManage.  Coordinate transfer of inactive or closed files to Records Coordinator or offsite storage facilities.  Maintain computerized index of all files in the Firm’s standard format.
  9. Maintain high volume attorney contacts in the InterAction client relationship management system, including entering a significant number of new contacts and performing updates.

Document Production

  1. Process and format Word and Excel documents, using prescribed Firm formats. Includes comparisons, conversions, merges, creation of tables of contents/authorities, etc. Perform processes associated with court services, including filing, requesting transcripts and litigation searching. Prepare basic documents in PowerPoint as needed. Assist attorneys with PowerPoint presentations, including basic graphic enhancements (e.g., SmartArt, graphs/charts, inserting images from Firm pre-licensed image library).
  2. Proofread all documents (both draft and final) to ensure accuracy of copy, grammar, punctuation and syntax as well as conformance to Firm formats.
  3. Ensure all documents are properly saved to appropriate workspaces within the document management system. Verify tasks are completed, check for accuracy and ensure that the appropriate metadata cleansing has been applied.
  4. Prepare correspondence for attorney review.

Other

  1. Provide relief at the reception desk when necessary.
  2. Provide overflow services as requested by Human Resources or other team members.
  3. Be available to work overtime in the evening or weekends as requested.
  4. Participate as an active member of the secretarial team and support fellow team members as needed.
  5. Ability to perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  1. College graduate with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  2. Senior level legal administrative experience in a law firm environment.
  3. Proficiency in Elite, MS Office, Excel, Adobe Suite and  PowerPoint are required.
  4. Ability to be intuitive, operate with discretion and exercise good judgement.
  5. Excellent communication (oral and written), analytic and problem-solving skills.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular person.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

For more information or to apply, please email Melody Watson, Human Resources Director.

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