The Washington, DC office of Stoel Rives LLP, a full service business law firm, is seeking an Associate with 3-6 years of experience for its nationally-recognized Energy Development and FERC practice. The Associate will have the opportunity to work on sophisticated legal matters, focusing on energy regulatory and transactional matters. Our Associates gain exceptional first-hand experience through their work with senior lawyers and clients in a variety of complex and cutting-edge issues, all of which is performed in a collegial, team-oriented environment.
Examples of specific federal regulatory-related work include:
Contested rate proceedings, enforcement investigations, regulatory compliance and judicial review of FERC decisions.
Integrated resource planning, and site permit and certificate of need applications.
Examples of specific transactional-related work include:
Energy project contracts, due diligence, regulatory approvals, market-based rate applications and project finance.
Candidates must meet the following qualifications:
· JD from an accredited university with excellent academic credentials
· 3-6 years of regulatory or transactional experience, with an emphasis on addressing and resolving energy regulatory and related legal issues
· Clerkship with FERC, a state appellate court, federal appellate court, or federal district court is a plus
· A desire to provide innovative client service and to develop a meaningful career
· Excellent written and oral communication skills, acute judgment, responsiveness, prioritization, and practical application of legal concepts are required to succeed.
· Membership in the DC bar is strongly preferred
With more than 350 attorneys, Stoel Rives is a leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor & employment, land use & construction, litigation, natural resources, real estate, renewable energy and technology law. We achieved 34 prestigious national tier rankings in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ''Best Law Firms'' survey. The 2018 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business® guide ranks 94 of our lawyers among the best in their region. Best Lawyers® lists 137 of our lawyers in 67 legal practice categories in its 2018 directory and selected 20 Stoel Rives lawyers as 2018 "Lawyers of the Year" in their markets and practice areas.
Stoel Rives has a long-held belief that its objectives can best be achieved by utilizing to the fullest extent all of the human resources available to it. Accordingly, Stoel Rives is strongly committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state, local, or federal nondiscrimination laws. This equal employment opportunity policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment and hiring, selection, transfer, demotion, compensation, promotion, benefits, termination, social and recreational activities and all other terms and conditions of employment.