Attorney – Environmental Litigation Mid-level Associate

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Kelley Drye & Warren LLP’s nationally recognized Environmental team is growing. Our Environmental litigators have represented states, port authorities, and other government entities in the most sophisticated and largest contamination and natural resource damages cases in the United States. We represent plaintiffs and defendants in clean-up, natural resource damages, cost-recovery actions, and insurance recovery cases under federal environmental laws—such as CERCLA—and similar state law actions. Our PFAS team represents more than a dozen states and sovereign entities, together with dozens more water providers and private sector clients, in high-stakes litigation related to PFAS contamination from industrial sources and aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF).

We are seeking a mid-level Environmental Associate to join the Firm’s Houston office. Candidates must be licensed in Texas and have 3-5 years of experience in litigation. Environmental litigation experience preferred but not required.

Litigation responsibilities include:

  • Ligating in both state and federal court.
  • Running all aspects of discovery; drafting and arguing motions.
  • Taking and defending depositions.
  • Conducting fact and expert discovery.

Top academic credentials, strong analytical abilities, excellent client-relations and writing skills, and the ability to manage and work well on a team are required. Entrepreneurial self-starters seeking career and business development opportunities are encouraged to apply.

Kelley Drye offers competitive compensation and benefits packages. Our comprehensive benefits program helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle, achieve financial security, and address your personal and family needs. Programs include health benefits, life insurance and disability income protection, paid parental leave, retirement savings and planning, college coaching, child and elder care offerings, and more. We currently have a hybrid work policy, with Monday and Friday as WFH days.

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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