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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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Business Development Manager

Washington

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

B&D seeks a proactive, results-driven Business Development Manager to accelerate the business development efforts of the firm’s regional offices in the eastern U.S. and key practice areas firmwide. Based in Washington, DC, this role has high visibility throughout the firm and involves constant collaboration with lawyers and marketing/business development team leaders.

Key Responsibilities

Eastern U.S. Regional Office Support

Work with the lawyers in B&D’s Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, New York, and Washington, DC offices to develop and implement each office’s business development plan. Requires working closely with the Office Managing Principal in each location to set goals and drive follow-through among all of the lawyers in the office. Also involves working with other members of the marketing/business development team (including specialists in events and marketing communications). Duties include:

  • Track each office’s business development plan, including target list of clients and prospects, and report on outcomes.
  • Assist with lawyers’ individual business plans.
  • Coordinate market research and competitor analysis to spot opportunities for short- and long-term growth.
  • Develop and maintain meaningful metrics to drive business development targeting and planning.
  • Provide strategic leadership on key initiatives (such as tailored B&D events and products, as well as engagement with industry and bar organizations) and engage cross-functional support to deliver successful execution.
  • Provide strategic guidance to lawyers and Marketing Communications Coordinator on office directory submissions.
  • Attend office meetings and drive forward marketing and business development action items.
  • Spot opportunities to collaborate with other offices.
  • Lead marketing orientation for new hires and assist with lateral integration.

Practice and Industry Group Support

Work with the co-chairs of the Litigation, International, Insurance, Pesticides/Biotech, Pharmaceutical, and Transportation groups to develop and drive forward each practice’s business development plans. Requires working closely with the practice group co-chairs to set goals and achieve engagement by group members. Duties include:

  • Track each group’s business development plan, including target list of clients and prospects, and report on outcomes.
  • Lead RFP responses and pitch meeting preparation, and track each group’s business development pipeline.
  • Coordinate market research and competitor analysis to spot opportunities for short- and long-term growth.
  • Develop and maintain meaningful metrics to drive business development targeting and planning.
  • Provide strategic leadership on key initiatives (including events, campaigns, and products), and engage cross-functional support to deliver successful execution.
  • Work with Marketing Communications Coordinator to produce and maintain written/digital promotional materials.
  • Identify opportunities to collaborate with other practice and industry groups.
  • Attend group meetings and drive forward marketing and business development action items.

Benefits

  • Opportunity to explore new business development ideas in an entrepreneurial, collaborative environment.
  • Opportunity to significantly impact internal process improvement and ROI tracking.
  • 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.

Experience and Skill Requirements

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

Required

  • 8+ years of law firm or professional services business development experience.
  • Experience developing and executing on business development plans.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Experience setting KPIs, tracking outcomes, and communicating the ROI of initiatives.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Curiosity, eagerness to learn.
  • Persistence, resilience, follow-through, and ability to multi-task.
  • Initiative, proactivity, a self-starter who shows ownership and commitment to the job and works independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Ability to form effective working relationships/rapport with lawyers and staff firm-wide.
  • Ability to travel quarterly to regional offices in the eastern U.S.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Creativity and willingness to think outside of the box.
  • Polished written and verbal communication.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • College degree or equivalent, or demonstrated career experience.

Preferred

  • Understanding of/exposure to environmental law and litigation.
  • Familiarity with WordPress CMS and Vuture email marketing software.
  • Fluency with InterAction.
  • Social media savvy.

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. Contact Nathan Darling, Chief Business Development & Marketing Officer, for more information.

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Legal Administrative Assistant

Austin

Beveridge & Diamond's Austin office seeks an experienced Legal Administrative Assistant on a temp-to-perm basis.

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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