Denver - Associate Position
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, a Tier 1 communications, energy and technology law firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and Denver, Colorado, seeks an associate to join its regulatory and administrative law practice in its Denver office. The ideal candidate will have at least 1-5 years of experience and a demonstrated interest in topics related to energy, broadband and closely regulated industries. Our practice centers on state public utility commissions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and regulatory policy matters in the Rocky Mountain West and nationally.
Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrate interest in the law and economics of closely regulated network industries. The practice involves written and hearing room advocacy for investor-owned utility, rural electric cooperative, broadband and transportation clients. Knowledge of state public utility law, the Federal Power Act, PURPA and the Telecommunications Act of 1996 are a plus. WBK lawyers have been active in state commissions across the nation, as well as on appellate matters in the state and federal courts. Our national regulatory policy practice has involved working on state legislation, and testifying in both state legislatures and Congress.
WBK lawyers must be flexible and creative, adapting to provide the highest quality service to both Fortune 50 companies and start-ups. We welcome candidates from either the private or public sector; WBK has substantial experience onboarding those leaving government service for private practice.
WBK is a special place to practice law; we mean it when we say we are #notjustanotherlawfirm. With 65 attorneys, the firm offers clients the capabilities and expertise of a large firm combined with the personal style only a smaller 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, 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. 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.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/389386.