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Environmental and Natural Resources Associate – Portland or Seattle

Schwabe is a premier Northwest regional law firm serving the needs of businesses in seven key industry sectors: Technology; Healthcare; Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail; Natural Resources; Real Estate and Construction; Ports and Maritime; and Indian Country and Alaska Native Corporations. We have offices in four states, in the cities of Portland, Bend, Salem, Seattle, Vancouver, Anchorage, and Mountain View. Schwabe has a culture based on collaboration, innovation, and a drive to help our clients achieve success.

Schwabe currently has an immediate need in its Portland, Oregon or Seattle, Washington office for a full-time environmental and natural resources associate to work in a thriving, diverse practice.  The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: 


  • 2-6 years of related experience with knowledge of environmental and natural resources

  • Knowledge and experience with state and federal laws related to environmental cleanup, air quality, fish and wildlife, hazardous wastes, water quality, removal/fill (wetlands), and water rights

  • Knowledge of and experience with Federal Indian Law

  • A track record demonstrating exemplary client service, organizational skills, and teamwork

  • Excellent skills in legal research, analysis, writing, and in communication

  • Business development experience and strong interest in engaging in natural resource related industries

  • Oregon State Bar and Washington State Bar admissions or eligibility to waive-in

  •  The pay range for this position is $140,000 - $180,000, depending on job skills and experience. The position is also eligible for discretionary merit bonus consideration at the end of each calendar year. A listing of benefits can be found here:


Candidates should submit PDFs of their cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, and a writing sample directed to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Schwabe’s Director of Talent Acquisition & Integration. Inquiries are maintained in confidence.


Schwabe is committed to cultivating and celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion because it makes our firm better. People from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.