Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Attorney – Aspen, Boulder, or Denver,
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 our Colorado offices.
Position Requirements Ideal candidates will have at least three years of experience in Colorado water rights and associated real estate and land use laws. Experience in state and federal regulation of air, water quality, hazardous waste, mining, manufacturing, and experience handling complex environmental litigation (both civil and administrative) would be helpful. 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): $185,000 - $205,000.
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.
Benefits Summary 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.
Application Process 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 with more than 500 lawyers in 13 offices. Throughout the Mountain West, from coast to coast and beyond, Holland & Hart provides clients with astute legal counsel from a vantage like no other. For more information, visit hollandhart.com.
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Having achieved Mansfield Certification and Mansfield Certification Plus every year, along with other awards and recognitions, Holland & Hart continues its efforts to ensure that it has an applicant base that is comprised of individuals of diverse backgrounds and experiences, reflecting the communities and clients we serve.
Your participation in this Section is entirely voluntary and the status of your application or your potential employment will not be affected by your decision to participate or to refrain from participating in this data collection process.
The firm also gathers data regarding veteran status and LGBTQ+, both of which are not required for EEO-1 reporting purposes, however data related to LGBTQ+ data is requested as part of the Mansfield Certification reporting and allows us to extend opportunities that may be available inside and outside of the Firm (to LGBTQ+ individuals, allies, and any other interested persons). Your decision to provide the information is also entirely voluntary, and your candidacy will not be affected by your decision to participate or not. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Misae Nishikura in Recruiting & Professional Development: MNishikura@hollandhart.com