Description:

The Richmond or Charlottesville office of A Law Firm with More than 1,000 Lawyers in 21 Offices Worldwide seeks an Associate for the Environmental and Mass Tort Litigation Department.

As part of the Regulatory and Compliance Department, our environmental practice group offers experience on every aspect of this area – from contaminated site clean-ups and due diligence reviews, to renewable fuel approvals and nanotechnology. We distinguish ourselves by focusing on broader client needs: preventing future problems, capitalizing on environmental assets, searching for more sustainable practices, helping the public understand the benefits of the client's business activities – and forging innovative sustainability and green finance solutions.

With strong regional, national and international experience, we are thought leaders on emerging issues, like EPA's proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and extend its jurisdiction under the proposed “waters of the U.S.” rulemaking, and state efforts to restrict residual management (coal ash, animal waste and biosolids) for many of our anchor clients.

We have particular skill in transactions involving natural resource development, major manufacturing facilities and energy projects, and we offer significant depth of experience with organizing and managing groups of clients with common regulatory interests for an optimum outcome. In all these areas, we routinely use business and tax concepts to optimize project or transaction value. Along with excellent benefits, A Law Firm with More than 1,000 Lawyers in 21 Offices Worldwide offers our attorneys a competitive salary with hours and merit bonus opportunities, billable hours credit for pro bono work, and a hybrid in office/remote option allowing flexibility and work-life balance.

Job Requirements:
  • Qualified candidates will have 1 – 4 years of experience in incident response, product liability litigation, and/or energy litigation. Current judicial clerks will also be considered.
  • Excellent academic credentials and demonstrated top-notch legal research, analysis and writing skills are required.
  • Prior experience in a sophisticated law firm environment and/or judicial clerkship experience are preferred.
  • WV, KY, OH, AZ, IN, or TN bar license considered a plus.
  • Please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample.