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Senior Associate (Energy – Administrative Litigation and Policy)

Senior Associate (Energy – Administrative Litigation and Policy)
Organization: Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
Location: Austin, TX | Denver, CO
Date Posted: 04/01/2024

Application Process

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and a writing sample via Paycom link.

The interview process generally consists of an initial screening interview, as well as a call-back interview to meet with other associates and partners. Candidates should bring copies of their references to the initial screening interview, as well as an updated résumé and/or transcript, to the extent information has become outdated or was not previously provided. Reasonable travel expenses will be compensated for call-back interviews, which generally last several hours in either a morning or afternoon session.

Our Ideal Candidate

Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, seeks a mid- to senior associate to join its busy and expanding energy regulatory practice. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of experience in energy regulatory litigation and/or commercial litigation. This opportunity is client-facing, so the ideal candidate should demonstrate excellent communications skills – written and verbal, client responsiveness, initiative, and extreme attention to detail. The ideal candidate will be based in our Austin, TX or Denver, CO office.

Our Firm

WBK is a special place to practice law. We mean it when we say we are #notjustanotherlawfirm. With over 70 attorneys and advisors, including former state and federal commissioners and staff, the firm offers clients the capabilities and expertise of a large firm combined with the personal style and agency expertise only a boutique firm can deliver. Each day, we work together for both the common good of the group and the common goal of building and maintaining a nationally recognized legal practice. We highly value collaboration, supporting each other personally and professionally using our individual talents and expertise. Every attorney is encouraged to be entrepreneurial and to contribute in their own way; there is no single model for success. We avoid silos, hierarchy, and bureaucracy, working as a team to deliver results. WBK has long been committed to community, inclusion, and service, with attorneys and staff devoting substantial time and energy to volunteerism, civic and community leadership, charitable giving, pro bono work, mentoring, service on nonprofit boards, teaching, and more. These activities are not just permitted but actively encouraged and supported at WBK.

To sustain and enhance these unique firm qualities, WBK lawyers must be flexible and creative, adapting to provide the highest quality service. We seek candidates who have balanced excellence in law school and career achievements with a personal commitment to advance the legal profession and serve the broader community. We welcome candidates from either the private or public sector; WBK has substantial experience onboarding those leaving government service for private practice.

Compensation and Benefits

Associates’ annual base compensation is based on a lock-step scale and ranges from $170,000-$250,000, depending on year and geographic location. Associates are eligible for an annual bonus based on their performance during the preceding 12 months. In addition to compensation and bonuses, Associates are eligible for the following benefits: medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; accidental death or dismemberment insurance; short term disability insurance; long term disability insurance; travel insurance; 401(k) plan; profit sharing (once eligible); parental leave; vacation/personal leave; wireless phone service allowance; coverage of bar association dues consistent with WBK policies; pre-tax payment/contributions for transportation, parking, and dependent care; and a health savings account (if enrolled in a high deductible medical plan). All benefits listed above are subject to change at the discretion of the Partnership.

WBK is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of gender, age, racial or ethnic background, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status. The ideal candidate will also bring a strong work ethic, team-oriented ethos, and a healthy, perhaps even irreverent, sense of humor. We look forward to meeting you.

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