Environmental Mid to Senior Level Associate Attorney

A well established national litigation and transactional practice is looking for an Environmental Mid to Senior Level Associate Attorney to join their team!

  • Chicago, IL
  • $225,000 - $300,000
  • Managed by Jobot Pro: Erika Teer
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A bit about us:

A well established national litigation and transactional practice is looking for an Environmental Mid to Senior Level Associate Attorney to join their team!

A diverse, service‐oriented, and technologically sophisticated firm  that  is  committed  to  providing  legal  and  client  service  at  the  highest  levels. We currently have more than 80 lawyers in offices in Chicago, San Francisco, Irvine, Ann Arbor, and New York. Founded March 2016, our partnership features leaders in many fields of litigation and transactions including class actions, white collar, product liability, real estate, intellectual property, mergers & acquisitions, and general litigation.

Why join us?

Competitive Salary
A highlight of our comprehensive benefits include:
  • 20 days’ vacation annually, 5 days granted at the beginning of each quarter
  • 10 days sick annually, granted at the beginning of every calendar year with carryover but capped at 10 days
  • Approximately 10-12 Firm holidays per year, schedule to be shared
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical, United Concordia Dental, VSP Vision, Life (1x salary), Short-term disability, Long-term disability, voluntary life and ancillary plans
  • Traditional and Roth 401k plan options, up to 4% match, 3% profit-sharing, 100% vested each pay period
The firm's Core Values: Associate development, diversity, collegiality and excellence
Fully in office- opportunity to be around incredibly talented, collegial individuals

Job Details

Our Chicago office is seeking an Environmental Mid to Senior Level Associate Attorney with 6-10 years of experience focusing on environmental litigation, public utility, regulatory, EPA, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, compliance, etc.

This practice focuses on environmental litigation and regulatory matters, defending large and mid-sized businesses, waste disposal companies, and construction firms in civil litigation and administrative enforcement actions.
Counsel clients on regulatory compliance under numerous state and federal laws, such as The Clean Water Act; Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Clean Air Act; Endangered Species Act; Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); California’s Proposition 65; and various state environmental laws.
Collaborate with state and local regulatory bodies to aid in development and permitting of large renewable energy construction projects.
Conduct environmental due diligence and permit reviews for large industrial property transfers and renewable energy construction projects.
Advise clients on mitigating personal liability risk under CERCLA and the Oil Pollution Act when participating in transactions involving contaminated property.
Directly engage federal regulatory agencies on behalf of clients for matters arising from Clean Air Act and FIFRA.
Draft and negotiate consent orders, consent agreements, administrative complaints, and administrative compliance orders relating to enforcement of Clean Water Act, FIFRA, and TSCA.
Successfully negotiate with the Environmental Protection Agency to obtain a modified restoration plan and reduced administrative penalty for a mid-size mining company client.
Help clients stay ahead of the curve in complying with evolving environmental regulations.
Provide business-minded strategies that protect our clients’ interests and advance their goals.
Experience working on enforcement and compliance matters.
Advocate for regulatory solutions that help our clients do the right thing for the environment – and their businesses.

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Job Details
Managed by Jobot Pro
Location
Chicago, IL
Job Type
Permanent
Compensation
$225,000 - $300,000