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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 has more than 100 lawyers in eight U.S. offices. It 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 at [email protected]. Peter is a shareholder in our DC office and serves on the firm’s Recruiting Committee.

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Junior Environmental Associate

New York

B&D's New York office seeks a first-or second-year environmental associate.

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;
  • Status as an active member in good standing of the bar in at least one state jurisdiction and ability to become admitted to the New York Bar;
  • Strong analytical, research, writing and oral communication skills. Candidates must be organized, detailed, able to work well under deadlines, a creative thinker and multitasker, and have the ability to assume significant client responsibilities; and
  • Experience with, or demonstrated interest in, the major environmental statutes, such as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and CERCLA.

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 Environmental Associate

San Francisco

B&D's San Francisco office seeks a first-or second-year environmental associate.

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;
  • Status as an active member in good standing of the bar in at least one state jurisdiction and ability to become admitted to the California Bar;
  • Strong analytical, research, writing and oral communication skills. Candidates must be organized, detailed, able to work well under deadlines, a creative thinker and multitasker, and have the ability to assume significant client responsibilities; and
  • Experience with, or demonstrated interest in, the major environmental statutes, such as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and CERCLA.

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

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Environmental Associate

Seattle

B&D’s Seattle office is growing and seeks an environmental associate.

We are looking for a smart, energetic, enthusiastic, and versatile associate to join the Seattle office of the largest environmental law firm in the country. The ideal candidate should have experience in federal and/or state environmental laws and regulations, with a desire to focus on complex regulatory and compliance counseling issues. The candidate should be enterprising and have a strong desire to become a leader in the field of environmental law. Candidates with substantial litigation experience and experience advising on contaminated site cleanups, chemicals regulation, and facility siting are preferred. Candidates who are familiar with the major environmental statutes and regulations will also be considered.

We offer a collegial small office environment with the resources of a larger, well-branded 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. For the last two years, Vault has B&D as the #1 law firm to work for in the area of Environmental Law.

The position will work primarily on matters arising out of the Northwest, with opportunities to become involved with national and international matters as well. 

Candidates must have the following qualifications:

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school with excellent academic credentials.
  • Status as an active member in good standing of the bar in at least one state jurisdiction and ability to become licensed in Washington.
  • 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.
  • 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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Litigation and eDiscovery Support Coordinator

Austin; Boston; Washington; San Francisco

Beveridge & Diamond seeks a Litigation and eDiscovery Support Coordinator with knowledge of the litigation process with a strong understanding of the use of technology to support the efforts of the legal team and a special emphasis on electronic discovery, document production, document management, and trial preparation and automation. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for firm-wide electronic discovery processes and resources. 
  • Consult with legal teams to identify best practices and establish processes for the identification, preservation, collection, analysis, processing, review, and presentation of electronic discovery materials.
  • Deliver training and keep current in the area of practice support technology. 
  • Provide guidance to attorneys and paralegals regarding use of technology to improve efficiency.
  • Standardize and manage outside electronic discovery vendors. 
  • Be a thought leader on issues of litigation support and electronic discovery and be an internal advocate for the use of technology in all phases of document collection and processing inside and out of litigation.

Practice Technology Support and Guidance

  • Advise attorneys, paralegals and other personnel in all offices in the use of automated litigation support tools for preparation of litigation and regulatory matters and for trial, mediation, and arbitration.
  • Design, create, and support document databases, indexes, transcripts, and images in Casepoint, Relativity, CaseMap, TextMap, and other litigation support applications.
  • Direct, consult, and assist personnel firm-wide with electronic data management, file formatting, electronic discovery, document indexing, conversion of data, design and preparation of materials for trial, and other technological aspects of litigation support.
  • Coordinate projects with team members, internal customers, external clients, and vendors.
  • Maintain relationship with litigation support vendors, including management of projects and deadlines and communication of requirements and deadlines. Manage volume of data and proper archival/deletion process of data.
  • Provide software and case-specific training and support on using Practice Support tools (e.g., Casepoint, Relativity, CaseMap, TextMap, TimeMap, and TrialDirector) and web-hosted review platforms.
  • Develop Practice Support training programs for attorneys and staff.
  • Prepare and circulate tips/features or updates for litigation software.
  • Serve as a member of the firm’s Technology and Innovation Committee.
  • Prepare detailed project estimates and budgets for case automation.
  • Manage data storage for client cases; work with attorneys and IT department regarding database storage requirements and legal aspects of document retention.
  • Keep current on practice groups automation needs; participate in practice group meetings.
  • Strive to meet benchmark of 1200+ client billable hours per year.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Coordination with Firm Departments and Outside Vendors

  • Plan with the Chief Information Officer to purchase and implement the required software and training to properly support the litigation practice as well as other practice groups.
  • Collaborate with the IT department to ensure database integrity, security, and availability. Work with IT department to diagnose and correct system and software problems.
  • Manage project set up, scanning, coding, OCRing and electronic conversion of documents with outside vendors. Prepare guidelines for use of outsourced vendors.
  • Perform, or oversee, internal production functions such as scanning, OCRing, and electronic conversion.
  • Ensure that client and firm events requiring multiple integrated resources such as trials and hearings receive appropriate support; manage laptop and peripheral equipment to support events.

Training

  • Provide hands-on and presentation training to firm personnel in all relevant practice/litigation support services and software.
  • Train paralegals in litigation support and eDiscovery platforms, practices, and tactics with goal of providing sufficient depth of knowledge to each paralegal to provide succession and coverage for litigation and eDiscovery support coordinator.
  • Maintain high level of knowledge of relevant software and technology and promote recognition of position as effective “go to” person for assistance.
  • Keep current and continually develop depth in relevant software and technology solutions such as, Casepoint, Relativity, TrialDirector, CaseMap, TextMap, TimeMap, Adobe Pro, and web-hosted review tools.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in electronic discovery, litigation automation, and case management.
  • Prior experience as senior paralegal or case manager is strongly preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office and other products (e.g., TrialDirector, Relativity, CaseMap, TextMap, TimeMap, Adobe Pro, and other web-based review tools).
  • Demonstrable verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Ability to work under stress.
  • Ability to explain technical issues to non-technical audience.
  • Ability to work extended hours when required.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

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