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Environmental and Land Use Attorney / Litigation - General Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

Public Justice Foundation

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Environmental and Land Use
Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Oct 16,2017

Posted on

May 19,2017

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Environmental Enforcement Attorney The candidate will develop and prosecute cases in the Environmental Enforcement Project. Will develop and employ new, cutting-edge legal theories to make polluters clean up their pollution and internalize the costs they impose on the environment and the public and, especially, to combat climate change. Develop and prosecute precedent-setting and socially-significant lawsuits against major pollution sources, including fossil fuel industry actors nationwide. Develop new legal theories outside of environmental law, and think holistically about how to reform industries and push country towards a clean energy future. Other duties will include: networking with attorneys and other public interest groups; helping to develop and define strategic goals; and supporting fundraising and communication efforts for the organization. Work collaboratively with organization's other attorneys, outside lawyers who support organization's work, and other public interest groups in order to develop and bring precedent-setting cases to protect the environment. Use traditional and social media networks to publicize work. Develop speaking engagements to educate the public about organization's cases and the issues they represent, and assist with donor and foundation relations and communications. Play a key role in advancing cutting-edge legal strategies that intersect with pressing social and political issues including climate change, access to clean water, fracking, clean energy and community mobilization around these issues.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a law degree and 5+ years of relevant litigation experience. Should have experience in environmental law. Experience in tort law, and specifically nuisance cases is required. Should be a top-notch litigator with environmental and tort law experience. Experience in litigation under the Administrative Procedures Act is essential. Should be conversant with scientific and technical data. Demonstrated ability to develop a case from the ground up with little supervision is needed. Should have willingness to undertake significant business travel.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Public Justice Foundation
1825 K Street, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006