Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. seeks entry level associate candidates who are interested in a litigation or environmental associate position at one of our seven offices.
We are looking for energetic, enthusiastic, and versatile candidates to join the largest environmental law firm in the country. Candidates should have an interest in litigation or regulatory and environmental law with a desire to become a leader in matters involving challenging legal and environmental issues. 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.
Candidates must have the following qualifications:
Recent J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school with excellent academic credentials.
An interest in litigation, with environmental, toxic tort, or land use permitting experience a plus, and/or an interest in regulatory issues with a strong focus on environmental law.
Current member of the bar, recently taken the bar exam or ability to sit for the bar exam within 6 months of hiring.
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.
Beveridge & Diamond has more than 120 lawyers in seven 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, resume, transcript, and writing sample to Lindy Resh, Attorney Recruitment Manager, via the web application link. Applicants only; no third-party solicitations.
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. is an equal opportunity employer and all inquiries are kept strictly confidential.
Additional Salary Information: The salary for entry-level associates starting in 2021 is $131,500.
Internal Number: 031921-2
About Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Beveridge & Diamond has more than 120 lawyers in seven U.S. offices help clients around the world resolve critical environmental, natural resource, project development, and sustainability issues relating to their facilities, products, and operations. We focus on delivering outstanding client service and value through strategic advice, regulatory compliance counseling, transaction and land use support, or representation in litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
Our team includes former senior officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (including two former General Counsel), U.S. Department of Justice, and other federal and state resource and environmental agencies.
In addition, the firm and its professionals regularly garner accolades for pro bono and diversity accomplishments - areas in which we strive to demonstrate leadership and work closely with our clients and communities. In 2013, the firm received a Thomas L. Sager Award from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association for its leadership and accomplishments in the areas of diversity and inclusion.
Clients worldwide and from numerous industry sectors rely on us for adv...ice in all areas of environmental, natural resource, and land use regulation and transactions. We counsel clients on managing the full product life cycle – from raw material sourcing to production and distribution to reuse, recycling, and disposal. We also counsel on land and facility issues, and assist when matters require litigation and alternative dispute resolution. In every case or matter, we focus on efficiently and effectively securing the outcome that best serves the interests of our client.
Broad Issue Coverage for Products and Facilities
Key areas in which we advise and litigate for clients include:
Chemical regulation and risk assessment
Pesticides & agricultural biotechnology
Air regulation & permitting, including greenhouse gas emissions
Energy and industrial development
Land use and project development
Water quality regulation
Consumer product material restrictions, marketing and labeling
Wetlands and endangered species
Conflict minerals, timber, and supply chain management
Occupational health & safety requirements
International environmental regulation and governance
Environmental stewardship and sustainability
Environmental cleanups, waste management and citizen suits
Strength & Strategy for Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
In the litigation and alternative dispute resolution area, we couple our regulatory expertise with a deep bench of trial lawyers, including many veterans of the Department of Justice and federal judicial clerkships, to defend and prosecute actions including product protection and toxic tort, project development, defense of civil and criminal enforcement actions, citizen suits, challenges to agency action, contaminated property cases, and general commercial and insurance litigation. Our white collar team includes three former federal environmental crimes prosecutors and a former criminal investigator. We have decades of favorable results for our clients, through dispositive motions, trial, appeal, and settlement.
Firm Origins, Service Philosophy, and Recognition
The firm’s origins in 1974 and its decades of evolution parallel U.S. environmental and natural resource regulation. Founded by the first Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the firm’s attorneys include two former EPA General Counsel, an Assistant EPA Administrator for Enforcement & Compliance Assurance, the first Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and many other lawyers with decades of federal legal experience on environmental and resource issues. We and our clients have succeeded because of our focus, discipline, and perspective. We know where environmental regulation and enforcement has been and is going, and we help our clients prepare for the future.
The firm has twice been named to the National Law Journal’s “Midsize Hot List.” U.S. News-Best Lawyers rates Beveridge & Diamond 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.