Lathrop GPM is seeking an associate with at least 4 years of general litigation and toxic tort, environmental litigation, and/or environmental regulatory counseling experience to join our well-established and growing litigation and regulatory practice in our St. Louis office.

This is a blended role of general complex commercial litigation and environmental litigation. We are seeking an environmental concentration within the waste disposal, manufacturing, and energy development industry sectors in litigation, administrative enforcement, and compliance matters. The ideal candidate would have experience with some or all of the following:
  • Defending toxic tort, citizen suits, and administrative enforcement actions in federal, state, and administrative forums;
  • Navigating environmental regulations and permitting under environmental laws including the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act and state-law counterparts;
  • Representing PRP in cleanups under CERCLA in collaboration with consultants and experts; and
  • Interpreting and advising clients on regulatory developments and policy changes involving emerging contaminants and other evolving environmental issues and advocating for client interests.

Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, and a professional, challenging, yet comfortable working environment. We offer a hybrid working environment, a “Dress for Your Day” work setting, monetary support for attorneys' business development efforts, and professional support – both formally and informally – through our Professional Development programming and our inclusion networks.

In 2022, Lathrop GPM was recognized for achieving a score of 95 (out of 100) in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index and named a Tipping the Scales Firm in Recognition of Diversity and Gender Parity. Also in 2022, the firm was named to the Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms list and recognized as one of the nation's "Top Law Firms for Women" by Seramount.

We celebrate and support diversity and the benefits it brings to our workplaces, clients and communities. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. It is the employment policy and practice of Lathrop GPM to recruit and hire employees without discrimination because of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, national origin, military status, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by applicable law.

Lathrop GPM's nearly 325 attorneys practice in 12 offices nationwide, from coast to coast, allowing us to respond to clients' needs at the local, state or national levels. For more information or to apply, visit