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Environmental Shareholder

Seattle

Beveridge & Diamond'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. Applicants only; no third-party solicitations.

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Mid-Level Environmental Associate

Boston

Beveridge & Diamond’s Massachusetts office has moved to Boston and seeks a mid-level environmental associate.

We are looking for a smart, enthusiastic and versatile associate to join the Boston office of the largest environmental law firm in the country. The ideal candidate will be a second- or third-year environmental associate who wishes to focus on complex regulatory and compliance counseling issues.

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. Join the firm that Vault has ranked for the last two consecutive 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 obtain licensure in Massachusetts within 6 months of hire;
  • 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; and
  • 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 CERCLA.

In addition, 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. Applicants only; no third-party solicitations.

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Mid-Level Environmental Associate

Seattle

Beveridge & Diamond’s Seattle office is growing and seeks a mid-level 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 will be a third to sixth-year environmental associate who wishes to focus on complex regulatory and compliance counseling issues.  Candidates with substantial litigation experience and experience advising on site cleanup, chemicals regulation, and facility siting are preferred.  But, those familiar with state and federal environmental and regulatory programs 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. Join the firm that Vault has ranked for the last two consecutive years as the #1 law firm to work for in the area of Environmental Law.

The position will support work primarily arising out of the Northwest, with opportunities to assist with related national matters as well.  The candidate should be enterprising and have a strong desire to become a leader in the field 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 obtain licensure in Washington within 6 months of hire;
  • 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; and
  • 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 CERCLA.

In addition, 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. Applicants only; no third-party solicitations.

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Environmental Litigation Associate

New York

Beveridge & Diamond's New York office seeks an environmental litigation associate.

We are looking for a smart, energetic, enthusiastic, and versatile associate to join the New York office of the largest environmental law firm in the country. The ideal candidate will be a third-year associate with a background focused on litigation, with environmental regulatory compliance experience a plus. Candidates should be admitted to the New York bar and preferably the New Jersey bar.

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. Join the firm that Vault has ranked for the last two consecutive 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;
  • 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 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 CERCLA.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to Lindy Resh, Attorney Recruitment Manager. Applicants only; no third-party solicitations.

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Junior Environmental Associate

Austin

Beveridge & Diamond’s Austin office is growing and seeks 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 500Latinvex 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. Applicants only; no third-party solicitations.

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2019 1L LCLD Scholars Program

Washington

Beveridge & Diamond seeks a current first-year law student as a 1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholar to join our Washington, DC office for the summer of 2019.

The goal of the LCLD is to increase diversity in the legal profession, and we are proud to be a member. The 1L LCLD Scholar will join our ten-week 2019 summer associate program, will be paired with an LCLD Scholar as a mentor, and will attend an LCLD Scholars Retreat. We seek diverse first-year law students with superior academics (top 25%) and a strong background or interest in environmental law and litigation. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts, and a writing sample to Lindy Resh, Attorney Recruitment Manager. The application deadline is January 15, 2019.

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Litigation Paralegal

Seattle

Beveridge & Diamond's Seattle office seeks a Litigation Paralegal.

Beveridge & Diamond PC, the premier environmental law firm, is looking for a Litigation Paralegal to support the Firm’s attorneys primarily in its Seattle, WA, office. We seek a career-oriented individual with experience in supporting attorneys in a busy litigation practice group. Strong project management, research, writing, analytical, organizational, and communications skills are required for this role.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manage electronic and paper discovery
  2. Project management (i.e., managing to deliverables and milestones: on time and within budget, meeting business and client needs)
  3. Organize and index case files
  4. Investigate facts, research law, and prepare documents as directed by attorneys
  5. Review legal documents and conduct factual analysis
  6. Summarize legal documents and data
  7. Create privilege logs
  8. Perform wide variety of research and data compilation
  9. Assist in preparing reports, affidavits, correspondences, declarations and complaints
  10. Proofread, check accuracy of quotes and cite formats in legal documents
  11. Act as liaison with court clerks
  12. Review local court rules and identify filing requirements
  13. Conduct electronic and paper filing with court
  14. Determine event deadlines and calendar same
  15. Assist attorney in preparation for depositions
  16. Attend depositions; Prepare deposition digests
  17. Assist attorneys in mediations, arbitrations or other forms of ADR
  18. Assist attorneys at trial
  19. Communicate with witnesses and experts
  20. Enter billing and expense data into Firm system in a timely manner
  21. Other duties as assigned such as marketing, RFP response, practice team, presentation and event support and assist library, conflicts and other miscellaneous duties

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 3 years of relevant litigation experience
  2. Familiarity with major ediscovery platforms such as CasePoint, Relativity
  3. Knowledge of electronic filings (state and federal), as well as court rules and procedures, litigation terminology and documentation
  4. Computer proficiency, with working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  6. Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  7. Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  8. Flexibility to work late and travel (locally and nationally) as needed
  9. Ability to retrieve and distribute print volumes, push and pull packages and books weighing up to 30 pounds, and ability to retrieve objects from shelves of up to 8 feet high and replace same
  10. Paralegal certificate a plus
  11. Project management certificate a plus

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 Alex Mesmer, Paralegal Manager. 

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Marketing Events Coordinator

Washington

Join a driven, collaborative marketing team in a fast-paced environment that encourages entrepreneurship and initiative.

B&D seeks a proactive, self-starter with law firm event management experience to plan and execute over 30 in-person client seminars, webinars, and social events around the U.S. This position also serves as point person for the firm’s InterAction client relationship management database and Vuture email marketing/event management software.

The Marketing Events Coordinator reports to the firm’s Business Development Manager but also works independently with firm lawyers to produce and manage events. This role has high visibility within the firm and substantial interaction with external contacts.

The most successful Marketing Events Coordinator obsesses over details, thinks outside of the box to create innovative and engaging events (even in the virtual context), provides a warm welcome and point of contact for external event attendees, inspires enthusiasm and collaboration by lawyers and staff on marketing events, tracks and communicates event ROI, and maximize the firm’s collective use of InterAction.

Responsibilities

Events include conferences (both firm-hosted and those with firm participation or sponsorship), tradeshows, roundtables, social and sporting events, and webinars. A constant stream of events requires dealing with overlapping deadlines and deliverables, setting and adhering to effective internal processes, inspiring timely stakeholder participation, and managing events both in-person and remotely.

The InterAction component requires daily attention to database changes and a broader perspective on how the firm can better use the database in support of its client relationships. This includes implementing effective processes for tracking/updating contacts and activities and communicating these to firm users, overseeing data quality and maintenance, issue-spotting/troubleshooting, analytics, and working with the firm’s Information Technology Department to enhance the overall utility of InterAction to the firm.

The Vuture component involves serving as the B&D liaison with Vuture, keeping apprised of software updates and best practices, creating and improving email marketing templates, and maximizing the software’s data analytics capabilities.

Other aspects of the job include:

  • Exposure to a broad range of events around the U.S. and occasional global events
  • Opportunity to have a significant impact on internal process improvement and ROI tracking
  • Opportunity to explore new ideas for events in an open-minded environment
  • Direct and regular interaction with B&D’s lawyers and clients
  • Some travel
  • Eligibility to attend Legal Marketing Association events and other professional development events
  • Competitive salary
  • Eligibility for performance-based bonuses and annual merit increases
  • Paid leave
  • Health insurance

Requirements

  • College degree or equivalent, or demonstrated career experience
  • 3+ years of law firm event management experience or comparable event management experience
  • Client service/hospitality orientation
  • Fluency with InterAction
  • Initiative, proactivity, a self-starter who shows ownership and commitment to the job
  • Ability to work effectively with lawyers and staff firmwide
  • Ability to travel domestically 4-6 times per year
  • Willingness to work overtime during busy periods, as well as for specific events (e.g., early morning or evening events)
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Experience setting KPIs, tracking outcomes, and communicating event ROI
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to spot issues and calmly problem solve under pressure
  • Polished written and verbal communication
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with WordPress CMS and Vuture email marketing/event invitation software (or comparable email marketing/event invitation software)

Preferred

  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills
  • Social media savvy

For more information or to apply, please email Nathan Darling, Chief Business Development & Marketing Officer. 

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Legal Administrative Assistant

Austin

Beveridge & Diamond's Austin office seeks an experienced Legal Administrative Assistant.

Beveridge & Diamond PC, the nation’s first and largest environmental law firm, seeks a team-oriented Legal Administrative Assistant to deliver impeccable professional services to internal and external clients while performing a variety of administrative support duties in our Austin, Texas office.  This position requires advanced knowledge of MS Word, court processes and procedures, e-filing support and other legal office software.  The position requires managing multiple projects while maintaining effective and courteous communication with clients, attorneys, staff, and peers.  Backing up and supporting other members of secretarial teams, as well as the reception desk are essential duties in this role.

Administrative Duties

  1. On a daily or weekly basis, enter attorneys’ time into the Firm’s accounting system, using handwritten notes, a Word document, or a spreadsheet as the source, or review entries made into InTapp Time system.  Remind attorneys of time entry deadlines and coordinate the timely submission of their hours.
  2. 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).
  3. Reconcile monthly Visa bill for assigned attorneys.  Process expense reports and obtain Firm checks or petty cash as required.
  4. Make travel arrangements.  Create and distribute itineraries.
  5. Receive, screen and transfer/forward telephone calls.  Provide messages to the appropriate individuals.
  6. Open and promptly distribute incoming mail.  Date stamp if requested.  Check out-box periodically throughout the day and process materials appropriately.
  7. Coordinate meetings, appointments and conferences.  Schedule conference rooms, arrange meal service, and prepare necessary materials.  Set-up for and clean-up after meetings
  8. Maintain calendar for attorney.  Remind attorney of responsibilities in advance of commitments.
  9. Maintain tickler system and follow up on requests made by attorneys, paralegals, and clients.  Docket case and motion schedules per local, state and federal rules.
  10. 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. 
  11. Maintain knowledge of procedures for filing with state and federal courts and agencies.
  12. Make photocopies as requested.  Create and convert documents to and from PDF and Word formats.  Review results for accuracy and completeness.  Coordinate with office services of outside vendors for large jobs.
  13. Set up and maintain client, work, chronological, pleading and personal 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.
  14. Maintain attorney contacts in the InterAction client relationship management system, including entering new contacts. Identify and update outdated contact information and merge duplicate contacts.  Input notes and activities as appropriate for each contact (e.g., meetings, events, marketing activities).  Add and remove attorney contacts to Firm distribution lists.  Assist attorneys with basic questions about InterAction, including InterAction for Microsoft Outlook (IMO).Coordinate with back up support when out of the office or unable to complete assigned projects.  Maintain awareness of all tasks and deadlines related to projects farmed out to other support staff.

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. Maintain advanced knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Elite (accounting), InterAction (contacts), and other programs needed to accomplish job objectives.
  6. Assist in office operations including maintenance of beverages in refrigerator and coffee and tea, supplies, preparing conference rooms for meetings and cleaning up afterwards, loading and emptying the dishwasher, taking and executing food orders day to day and for meetings.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  1. College graduate with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent legal administrative experience in a law firm environment.
  2. Proficiency in MS Office, Excel, Adobe suite and  PowerPoint.
  3. Strong attention to detail. Ability to prioritize, organize work flow and use time efficiently.
  4. Adapt to ever-changing work priorities.
  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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Legal Secretary

San Francisco

Beveridge & Diamond's San Francisco office seeks a Legal Secretary with litigation experience.

Beveridge & Diamond PC, the premier environmental law firm, is looking for a Legal Secretary with litigation experience to support the firm’s San Francisco, CA 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.

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 3 years of relevant litigation experience (bachelor’s degree 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 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 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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