Director And Senior Attorney

Full-time 13 views
Company Environmental Defense Fund. Location San Francisco, CA, United States

Public Interest


Min 8 yrs required


May 10, 2022

Aug 23, 2022

Jan 19, 2022


Director And Senior Attorney
Duties: The candidate will represent the Firm in litigation to secure and defend protections against climate and health-harming pollution. Lead the Firm’s engagement on federal rulemakings, including by submitting administrative comments and meeting with high-level government officials. Manage a team made up of legal fellows, other experts, and legal interns and externs to coordinate progress on legal and administrative priorities. Manage external consultants performing legal and technical analysis in support of the team’s objectives. Facilitate the team’s partnerships with other NGOs on key legal and technical matters. Drive cross-cutting analyses to promote the use of rigorous economic principles in public health and environmental rulemakings, including through partnerships with academic institutions and other experts. Coordinate with the Firm colleagues on other teams to implement a coherent strategy across federal regulatory, federal legislative, and state-level advocacy. Strengthen progress on DEIJ and environmental justice. Prepare press materials and engage with the media to build support for policies among the general public and target audiences. Draft and contribute to fundraising materials, outreach to members, and donor reports. Participate in advancing the Firm DEI goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with the Firm Values.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: The candidate should have a Legal degree from an accredited University. Active Bar membership. Must have 8+ years of professional experience in the practice area and a history of achieving policy reforms through litigation, administrative advocacy, and legislative efforts. Demonstrated expertise in the Clean Air Act and administrative law. Ability to represent the Firm in litigation, before senior government officials, and in external partnerships. Strong commitment and demonstrated ability to enhance the team’s and the Firm’s DEIJ and environmental justice efforts, including experience working in diverse partnerships. Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds. Experience and interest in managing and mentoring law students and early-career attorneys. Excellent legal research and analytical skills and ability to convey complex ideas in written and oral communication. Results-oriented self-starter with the ability to work on fast-paced, deadline-driven, dynamic issues. Ability to adapt plans and strategies in response to new events and information.

Additional info

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Environmental Defense Fund.
123 Mission Street
28th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

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