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Associate - Environmental

Pittsford, NY 14534, USA Req #160
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Associate – Environmental                                                                                    

Location:  Rochester, NY


Description: Harris Beach seeks an associate to assist in providing counsel on federal, state and local environmental statutes, rules and regulations. This includes advising private and municipal clients on the environmental review processes required to successfully obtain approvals and complete projects, counseling clients on regulatory compliance, and representing clients in administrative enforcement proceedings, Article 78 proceedings and litigation.


  • Draft memoranda, pleadings, discovery demands and responses, motions, briefs, etc.

  • Forensic examinations of records and transactions underlying business disputes and investigations as to potential client claims

  • Research various factual and legal issues and collaborate with senior attorneys about strategies

  • Take and defend depositions

  • Represent our clients in disputes in mediation/arbitration proceedings and/or represent them in court

  • Represent and appear before municipal boards 


  • Minimum 2+ years’ experience in litigation required; environmental experience preferred

  • Admission to NYS bar (or ability to waive in)

  • Exceptionally strong writing skills are required

  • Must have excellent verbal communication skill

  • Demonstrated high level organizational skills for prioritizing workload

  • Demonstrated ability to absorb, process and understand new information rapidly

  • Must be able to manage competing priorities

  • Maintains high standards of performance 

  • Exhibits conscientiousness, dedication, self-discipline and a sense of responsibility

  • Must have a professional, cooperative, positive and flexible attitude

  • Ability to work with diverse personalities within various levels of the organization

  • Some travel may be required

  • Military experience a plus



    Harris Beach is committed to an inclusive environment and we welcome applications from diverse candidates. Harris Beach PLLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Pittsford, NY 14534, USA