Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Attorney – Denver, CO or Salt Lake City, UT
Holland & Hart LLP
Location: Denver, Colorado
Type: Full Time
Holland & Hart's Energy, Environment and Natural Resources group is seeking a mid-level associate to join its team in Denver or Salt Lake City.
Holland & Hart is the largest AmLaw 200 firm in the Mountain West and is known for its pioneering, innovative spirit and team-based, collaborative environment. Our attorneys experience sophisticated practices common to larger firms while enjoying the benefits of living in one of Holland & Hart’s desirable geographical locations. We frequently hire lawyers who want to relocate from firms in large, coastal cities to vibrant communities where you can take advantage of city life, serve clients on challenging work, and enjoy Mountain West vistas and recreational options at your doorstep. The firm’s robust benefits and wellness program, long-standing flexible schedule options, and remote-work arrangements support Holland & Hart’s value of living full lives. Attorneys joining our team will benefit from dedicated mentorship and professional and business development training opportunities.
Ideal candidates will have at least three years of experience with environmental laws, particularly federal and state environmental laws related to air quality. Experience also should include exposure generally to permitting and compliance, enforcement, and environmental transactional matters. In addition to strong credentials and references, the candidate should be skilled in legal research, writing, and oral and written advocacy, and should be well versed in taking initiative, participating in teams, and must be able to work efficiently on a variety of projects with short deadlines.
Compensation and Expectations
Holland & Hart’s compensation is merit-based—you’ll be evaluated on your individual performance and achievements. As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Act, Holland & Hart is providing a good faith salary range for this position (if based in Colorado): $190,000 - $215,000.
The firm’s generous bonus program rewards financial contributions and hard work and associates are also eligible for fee splits.
Holland & Hart expects associates to invest 1800 hours on billable matters, 75 hours of pro bono/public service work (or 50 hours of pro bono legal work), including at least 25 hours dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Contributions to the life of the firm is vital to the collective success of the firm, and we encourage our lawyers to engage in ways each person finds meaningful through various committees and firm activities.
Holland & Hart promotes work/life balance with a robust wellness program, unlimited PTO, a reduced time program, and a sabbatical program for eligible employees and partners. Full-time employees become eligible for benefits on the date of hire, with a benefits offering that includes medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, EAP, STD, and LTD. Additionally the firm provides enhanced parental leave for both primary and non-primary caregivers as well as an automatic Off Ramp/On Ramp program before and after parental leave. The firm offers inclusive fertility and family benefits. Also available are voluntary income protection benefits such as supplemental life, accident, critical illness, and long-term care insurances, as well as a 401(k)-retirement plan with a company match. In addition, the firm has programs that may provide for educational assistance, a subscription service for continuing legal education programs, free or discounted legal services, and opportunities through the Holland & Hart Foundation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating volunteer opportunities for lawyers, staff, families, and friends of Holland & Hart LLP. Part-time employees may have access to some of these benefits, which may be on a pro-rated basis.
Please apply directly online and be prepared to submit a resume, cover letter and law school transcripts. You may address your cover letter and/or direct application questions to Lydia Miller, Recruiting Coordinator LFMiller@hollandhart.com. Search firm inquiries may be directed to Lisa Liss LVLiss@hollandhart.com.
About Holland & Hart
Holland & Hart is ranked as one of Vault’s “Best Law Firms in the Mountain States.” Holland & Hart is also recognized as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation” scoring 100 on the annual Corporate Equality Index. For eleven consecutive years, Holland & Hart has been awarded U.S. Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), and the firm has been Mansfield Rule Plus certified since the program’s inception in 2018.
Our core values—integrity, excellence, innovation, teamwork, our commitment to one another, our diverse workforce, our communities, and living full lives—influence all aspects of Holland & Hart’s culture. We intentionally create opportunities for attorneys to seek balance in their professional and personal lives through long-standing programs, including flexible-hour schedules, remote work, wellness opportunities, and sabbatical programs, so they can be in the moment with their work, with their families, or while pursuing personal interests.
Holland & Hart is a full-service law firm that today has approximately 470 lawyers across eight states and in Washington, D.C. delivering integrated legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes in a diverse range of industries. As part of its longstanding focus on diversity and inclusion, the firm has adopted a diversity plan and participates in diversity initiatives. For more information, please visit: https://www.hollandhart.com/diversity. Holland & Hart is an equal opportunity employer.