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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

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

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

Beveridge & Diamond 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 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 Environmental Litigation Associate

Seattle; Washington

B&D seeks candidates with up to three years of experience who are interested in a junior environmental litigation associate position in our DC or Seattle offices.

We are looking for smart, energetic, enthusiastic, and versatile candidates to join the largest environmental law firm in the country. Candidates should ideally have significant litigation or regulatory experience; they should at a minimum have 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 experience 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;
  • Up to 3 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 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 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 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 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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Paralegal

Washington

Beveridge & Diamond, the premier environmental law firm, seeks a highly-skilled, independent and experienced professional to support the firm’s attorneys.

Core responsibilities include organizing/coordinating travel and accommodation, creating reports, tracking deadlines, coordinating meetings and other events, assisting attorneys in preparing for meetings, taking meeting minutes, managing attorneys’ calendars and schedules, and other organizational tasks. The individual will be supporting a fast-paced legal team with projects overseas and must have total ability to travel internationally (including North America, South America, Europe, and Asia) on short notice, frequently and for up to two weeks a month. The ideal candidate will have Microsoft Office Suite skills, with strong research, writing, analytical, organizational, and communications skills and a flexible, winning personality.

Particular consideration will be given to candidates with strong German language skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Retrieves, analyzes, inputs, edits and produces information and data.
  2. Conducts research as assigned by attorneys; Reviews and researches project-related materials.
  3. Proofreads and checks accuracy of correspondence, reports, and memorandums.
  4. Maintains attorneys’ appointment schedules by planning, coordinating and scheduling meetings, teleconferences, and travel.
  5. Proposes and implements operational, logistical and administrative ideas and systems.
  6. Creates, updates and distributes reports on project progress and attorneys’ travel schedules.
  7. Takes detailed meeting minutes and notes.
  8. Handles routine administrative and non-legal correspondence and responds on behalf of attorneys.
  9. Retrieves, analyzes, inputs, edits and produces information and data.
  10. Organizes and maintains paper and electronic files.
  11. Proofreads and checks accuracy of correspondence, reports, and memorandums.
  12. Reviews, codes and analyzes documents in databases.
  13. Tracks, retrieves, and/or compiles laws, regulations, judicial decisions, legal articles, and other materials as assigned.
  14. Researches industry-specific and emerging market trends to assist attorneys in business development and marketing projects.
  15. Maintain up-to-date time reports to ensure accurate client billing.
  16. Monitors and reviews periodicals, newspapers, trade press articles, websites, Congressional Records, etc., for current developments in the environmental field.
  17. Assists with preparing PowerPoint presentations, including graphics.
  18. Indexes or enters documents into document management system as directed.
  19. Other duties as assigned.

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills Required

  1. Bachelor’s degree and 4 or more years of related experience in a similar position.
  2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  3. Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  4. Ability to travel internationally frequently; Ability to push and pull heavy packages and objects while on travel. 
  5. Highly proficient in office computer programs such as Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Relativity, SharePoint and document management system software programs.
  6. Knowledge of legal principles and practices.
  7. Ability to prioritize, organize and complete multiple tasks under time constraints.
  8. Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  9. Ability to work more than 37.5 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position, which may frequently require irregular hours.
  10. Paralegal certificate a plus.

For more information, please email Alexander Mesmer, Paralegal Manager.

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Paralegal Assistant

Seattle

Beveridge & Diamond, the premier environmental law firm, seeks a Paralegal Assistant to support the firm’s attorneys in its Seattle office.

We seek an individual with demonstrated interest in legal and environmental issues, and with strong research, writing, analytical, organizational, and communications skills. Some work experience is preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assist attorneys and paralegals in all aspects of the litigation and consulting process
  2. Conduct factual and legal research as assigned by supervising attorneys
  3. Organize and maintain paper and electronic case files and discovery material
  4. Proofread, cite-check and Bluebook legal memoranda
  5. File hard copy and/or electronic submissions with courts using appropriate software
  6. Review, code and analyze documents in databases; compile data summaries; summarize depositions
  7. Draft correspondence, declarations and other legal documents
  8. Assist attorneys in preparing for depositions, hearings, trials and meetings
  9. Use Internet, databases, and other public sources to research companies and analyze current industry developments
  10. Track, retrieve and/or compile appropriate laws, regulations, judicial decisions, related past cases, legal articles, and other materials as assigned
  11. Research industry-specific and emerging market trends to assist attorneys in business development and marketing projects
  12. Maintain up-to-date time reports to ensure accurate client billing
  13. Monitor and review periodicals, newspapers, trade press articles, websites, Congressional Records, etc., for current developments in the environmental field
  14. Draft and monitor Freedom of Information Act Requests
  15. Assist with preparing PowerPoint presentations, including graphics
  16. Attend meetings and webinars as requested by attorneys
  17. Index or enters documents into document management system as directed
  18. Other duties as assigned

Knowledge and Skills Required

  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  3. Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  4. Highly proficient in office computer programs such as Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and document management system software programs
  5. Knowledge of legal principles and practices at a level normally acquired through formal paralegal training or its equivalent
  6. Ability to prioritize, organize and complete multiple tasks under time constraints
  7. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail
  8. Ability to retrieve and distribute print volumes, push and pull packages and books weighing up to 20 pounds, and ability to retrieve objects from shelves of up to 8 feet high and replace same
  9. Ability to work more than 37.5 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position, which may frequently require irregular hours
  10. Paralegal 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, please email Alexander Mesmer, Paralegal Manager.

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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 Ceanne Herndon, Regional Office Administrator.

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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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