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Environmental Attorney

Job Summary
Kutak Rock seeks an experienced environmental attorney to join its Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Group. Our team works closely with our colleagues across practice groups at Kutak Rock nation-wide to provide advice and counseling on environmental risk and liability to Kutak Rock clients. Attorneys in this role regularly interface with colleagues across offices and practice groups and engage directly with clients. This is an opportunity to grow an already established practice with a broad existing client base that includes state and local governmental entities, publicly and privately held corporations, not-for-profit groups, and lending organizations.
This position may be located in any Kutak Rock office location: Atlanta, GA; Denver, CO; Fayetteville, AR; Irvine, CA; Kansas City, MO; Little Rock, AR: Los Angeles, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Omaha, NE; Philadelphia, PA; Richmond, VA; Rogers, AR; Scottsdale, AZ; Spokane, WA; Springfield, MO; Tallahassee, FL; and Washington, D.C.
Advise on matters associated with:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate, tax credits, and financing transactions
  • Permitting related to stormwater, air, and water emissions
  • Risk mitigation
  • Federal, state, and local statutory and regulatory compliance
  • Emerging contaminants
  • Renewable energy projects
  • National Environmental Policy Act


  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Law degree (JD) from an ABA accredited law school
  • Bar admission in at least one U.S. jurisdiction
  • 5+ years of environmental law experience in the public and/or private sector
  • Experience with federal law and standards (including but not limited to CERCLA, NEPA, RCRA, TSCA, FIFRA, CWA, CAA)
  • Familiarity with state and local environmental regulatory requirements
  • Experience with pollution legal liability insurance and prior defense sites preferred, but not required
  • Portable business preferred, but not required

Position Information
Salary Range: $150,000 - $400,000, commensurate with experience and location
Position Status: Exempt
Workplace Type: Hybrid
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Dependent Life, Disability, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance. Flexible Spending Plan. Health Savings Account. Fertility coverage assistance. Profit-Sharing and 401(k) Retirement benefits. Discretionary bonuses. Nine Paid Holidays per calendar year. Bereavement, jury duty, military leave. Employee Assistance Program. Back-Up Care. Domestic Partner Benefits. Commuting Benefits. Some of the foregoing benefits include Employer/Employee cost sharing.
Additional Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO).
About The Firm
Kutak Rock was formed in 1965 with a commitment to exceptional client service delivered with a collaborative, team-focused approach. Our founding charter commits the firm to “allow and encourage each individual within it to be a full person,” and we strive to offer an exceptional professional environment, intellectually challenging and engaging work in multiple disciplines, competitive compensation and benefits, opportunities for training and career development. We are a leading national law firm with locations in 19 cities united by our common commitment to our core values of client service; integrity and fairness; innovation; and inclusiveness and diversity.
We are dedicated to the maintenance of a respectful, collegial, communicative, and equal opportunity workplace that encourages and rewards innovation and entrepreneurship. We measure our success not just on the basis of our revenues or our profits, but by the satisfaction we deliver for our clients and the health, engagement and loyalty of our people.

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