Job Details

Staff Attorney Gas

Company name

Earthjustice

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 06,2018

Posted on

Feb 15,2018

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC
Practice Area
Energy and Oil & Gas >> Energy and Oil & Gas
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Profile

Staff Attorney, Gas The candidate will focus on challenging proposed gas-fired power plants and related infrastructure to help ensure that as coal plants retire they are replaced with clean energy, rather than new gas capacity. Will be tasked with advancing and expanding Firm current gas docket, especially in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, primarily through increased engagement in state public utility commissions that oversee resource planning and cost recovery by regulated utilities. Work closely with staff in our Coal and Clean Energy Programs who have years of experience litigating in public utility commissions and other forums where many of the decisions about our nation’s energy future are made. Litigate cases from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation.Develop litigation and legal advocacy strategies to support program goals. Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners. Cultivate new clients, allies, and coalition partners in support of program goals. Supervise the work of Associate Attorneys and Litigation Assistants. Serve as spokesperson for firm, clients, and partners. Help develop and execute effective media strategies. Work effectively with other departments within firm, including Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should be Law school graduate who is admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the state Bar where they are located. Must have 7+ years of litigation experience. Excellent litigation skills, including top-notch legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills, with a strong preference for affirmative litigation experience is essential. Knowledge and experience in energy law and issues is strongly preferred. Should be proficient at working with technical experts. Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media is essential.

Additional info

Send resume, Cover letter, Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects work. List of three references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Earthjustice
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,
Suite 702
Washington, DC 20036

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