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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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Mid-Level Litigation 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 litigation associate position in either our Washington, DC; Seattle, Washington; or other office locations.

We are looking for smart, energetic, enthusiastic, and versatile mid-level litigation candidates to join the largest environmental law firm in the country. The ideal candidate should have significant litigation experience with a desire to become a leader in cases involving challenging legal and expert issues, a strong academic background, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Environmental or toxic tort litigation experience 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 litigation, with experience in environmental, natural resources, or land use law 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, 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, attention to organization and detail, ability to work well under deadlines, creative thinker, multitasker, and 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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Junior Litigation or Environmental 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 litigation or environmental associate position in either 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 have either litigation experience with a desire to become a leader in cases involving challenging legal and expert issues, or regulatory experience with a strong interest in environmental law. All candidates should have a 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, focusing on litigation, with environmental, toxic tort, or land use permitting litigation experience a plus, and/or regulatory issues with a strong interest in environmental 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 promptly become licensed in Washington (although we will consider recent graduates who have just taken the bar exam).
  • Strong analytical, research, writing and oral communication skills, attention to organization and detail, ability to work well under deadlines, creative thinker, multitasker, and 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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Marketing Communications, PR, & Digital Content Coordinator

Washington; San Francisco

Join a driven, collaborative marketing team in a fast-paced environment that encourages entrepreneurship and initiative. B&D seeks a Marketing Communications, PR, & Digital Content Coordinator to create, manage, and distribute thought leadership and promotional content to support and enhance its strong market profile. The position may be located in the firm’s Washington, DC or San Francisco office.

The Marketing Communications, PR, & Digital Content Coordinator has high visibility throughout the firm in three core areas of responsibility: 1) working directly and independently with lawyers on thought leadership content creation, design, production, and distribution (e.g., Alerts, articles, presentations, podcasts, website and social media content); 2) working with lawyers to compile and manage the firm’s ranking and directory submissions, and maintain the firm’s experience database; 3) advising on and producing marketing collateral and other firm promotional material. To succeed in the role, the Coordinator must consistently execute their day-to-day responsibilities with precision under tight deadlines, while proactively identifying new projects and exploring new ways to measure and enhance engagement with the firm and its lawyers through content and communications.

Responsibilities

  • Produce and update on a regular basis all printed and digital promotional materials, including brochures, practice descriptions, and firm overview slides
  • Constantly look for ways to update and improve the firm’s website (including bios)
  • Finalize (including proofing) and distribute thought leadership content, including single-topic alerts, multi-topic newsletters, media mentions, and client-facing checklists and guides
  • Write and distribute firm news, including announcements and press releases
  • Manage and grow the firm’s presence on social media through regular updates, effective campaigns, best practices, and lawyer engagement
  • Support the firm’s burgeoning podcasting initiative
  • Maximize the firm’s content syndicator subscriptions, including JDSupra and Lexoloy
  • Work with lawyers to prepare submissions to legal and industry directories and rankings, including Chambers, Legal 500, U.S News/Best Lawyers
  • Maintain and update the Marketing Department’s internal intranet site to enable lawyers and staff to easily “self-serve” marketing materials
  • Develop and use metrics reports to guide investment of firm resources on content creation and measure ROI
  • Develop and manage all branded (logoed) written materials, including proposal and PowerPoint templates, graphics/infographics, stationery, and holiday cards
  • Develop and manage media relations and lists, especially in B&D’s home cities
  • Create ads and make recommendations on paid and unpaid advertising opportunities
  • Monitor legal industry communications trends and adopt best practices
  • Lead marketing orientation for new hires
  • Coach lawyers and staff on communications best practices (including social media, written content, and presentations)

Experience and Skill Requirements

To succeed in this role, an individual must be able to perform the responsibilities above and meet the requirements below, which are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The firm will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions of the job.

Required

  • 3-5 years of law firm or professional services communications experience
  • Strong writing skills (writing sample required), ability to synthesize information into readable, impactful, effective promotional content
  • Excellent attention to detail, meticulous and accurate proofreading skills
  • Experience leading directory submissions, including Chambers, Legal 500, U.S News/Best Lawyers
  • Fluency with LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook
  • Expert in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Intermediate graphic design capabilities and proficiency with Adobe InDesign
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Customer service orientation, can-do attitude
  • Curiosity, eagerness to learn and spot “what’s next”
  • Creativity and willingness to think outside of the box
  • Initiative, ownership, and commitment towards projects
  • Good judgement
  • Ability to form effective working relationships/rapport with lawyers and staff firm-wide
  • Flexibility to work overtime as needed
  • College degree or equivalent, or demonstrated career experience

Preferred

  • Experience creating, editing, managing, and distributing blogs, podcasting, and video content
  • Savvy with metrics reporting (e.g., email marketing and web analytics)
  • Proficiency with InterAction, Vuture (or other email marketing platform), and WordPress CMS
  • Experience with ClearView Social
  • Understanding of/exposure to environmental law and litigation

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, as needed.

For more information or to apply, please email Jean Brinker, Director of Business Development & Marketing Operations.

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Legal Administrative Assistant

Seattle

B&D's Seattle office seeks a Legal Administrative Assistant with litigation experience to support the firm’s Seattle office.

The position supports litigation and regulatory attorneys in delivering high-quality services to internal and external clients and performs a variety of administrative support duties. The responsibilities include managing multiple projects while maintaining effective and courteous communication with clients, attorneys, staff, and peers. Applicant must possess both strong organizational skills and strong billing/accounting skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Process and format Word and Excel documents, using prescribed firm formats.
  2. Maintain knowledge of formats for pleadings and motions and procedures for filing with local, state and federal courts and agencies and perform processes associated with court services including filing, requesting transcripts and litigation searching.
  3. Maintain advanced knowledge of Outlook, PowerPoint, Elite (accounting), InterAction (contacts), e-filing, practice support, and other law office software.
  4. Set up and maintain and client, work, chronological, pleading and personal files, including electronic files in FileSite as well as coordinate transfer of inactive or closed files.
  5. Knowledge of InTapp in order to process New Client Requests, and input/edit attorney time entry and client bills.
  6. Maintain attorney contacts in the InterAction client relationship management system.
  7. Provide administrative support for assigned attorneys (expense reports, travel, calendaring, mail, meeting, appointment and conference coordination).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Minimum of 6 years of relevant litigation experience (bachelor’s degree and a plus).
  2. Knowledge of electronic filings (state and federal), as well as court rules and procedures, litigation terminology and documentation.
  3. Computer proficiency, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  4. Excellent verbal and written communication and proofreading skills.
  5. Be available to work overtime in the morning, evening or weekends as requested.
  6. Manage multiple projects while maintaining effective and courteous communication with clients, attorneys, staff, and peers.
  7. Ability to retrieve and distribute packages and books weighing up to 30 pounds, and the ability to retrieve objects from shelves of up to 8 feet high and replace same.

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 Ceanne Herndon, Regional Office Administrator.

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