Established in 1974 by attorneys with ties to the EPA and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Beveridge & Diamond has excelled nationally in environmental law, including recognitions by Vault and Chambers, among others. The firm represents clients in a diverse array of environmental issues and handles it all, from litigation, to transactional matters, to regulatory and legislative concerns.
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Be ready to show a genuine interest in environmental law if you want to work at Beveridge & Diamond, as the topic will come up in your interviews. The firm has a collaborative atmosphere, including across offices—even staff are included in social events—and associates feel respected by most partners. Beveridge & Diamond provides substantive training through BDU, which is considered very helpful, and assigns two mentors intended to help associates navigate their work and firm life—although associates note that the value of this depends on the investment level of the assigned mentors. Work is substantive, and assignment distribution is generally centralized, which associates appreciate. The firm is generally flexible about work-from-home, especially with the pandemic...
As we have since our founding, B&D strives for leadership in environmental law and litigation, and to build our practice in these areas at a level with – or exceeding – those of other firms, including large global firms whom clients sometimes also entrust with their most sophisticated environmental and litigation matters. ...
Borne of the EPA, Beveridge & Diamond has developed in symbiosis with significant environmental legislation throughout the last quarter of the 20th century and early 21st, giving its clients insider access to the complexities of environmental law, natural resource law, land use, and litigation. Government and corporate clients alike reap the benefits of Beveridge & Diamond's specialties in alternative dispute resolution, high-stakes environmental and commercial litigation, toxic torts, and white collar defense.
In 1974 a group of lawyers that included Bill Ruckelshaus, the first Administrator of the EPA; Henry Diamond (1932-2016), the first Commissioner of NYS Department of Environmental Conservation; and name partner Albert J. Beveridge III formed a firm ...
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