Houston Bar Association

Environmental Associate

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Locke Lord, LLP
Houston, Texas, United States (hybrid)
18 days ago


We are seeking qualified candidates for an Associate position with our Environmental Practice Group, to be based ‎in our Houston office. This role will focus on environmental compliance, enforcement defense, transactional diligence and drafting, ESG diligence and program development, risk mitigation, and environmental litigation. Our ideal candidate has 2 – 5 years of environmental law experience. The candidate should be able to work as the lead associate ‎on transactions and also work with other attorneys on various aspects of due ‎diligence, negotiation and document drafting.

Essential Functions

Candidates for Associate positions must provide effective and reliable legal services to clients and supervising attorneys.

Associates are routinely required to:

  • Provide thorough factual and legal research and analysis;
  • Draft necessary agreements and documents with efficiency and clarity;
  • Manage projects from commencement to closing;
  • Competently and professionally participate in client meetings and calls and otherwise communicate effectively with clients and supervising attorneys; and
  • Complete tasks efficiently and accurately.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines;
  • Strong organization and matter management skills;
  • Ability to work professionally and effectively with clients, partners, associates and support staff;
  • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team;
  • Clear and effective drafting skills;
  • Exceptional project management skills;
  • Strong negotiating skills.


Juris Doctor. Qualified candidates must be (or become) and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in Texas.

Search Firms:

This position is not open to search firm submissions at this time.

Direct apply candidates: If you are interested in applying for this position, email your application materials to legalrecruiting@lockelord.com and note “Environmental Associate - Houston” in the subject line.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 68405933
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Locke Lord, LLP
  • Position Title: Environmental Associate
  • Job Function: Attorney
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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