Careers

Van Ness Feldman is a nationally respected law and government advocacy firm that is home to close to 150 attorneys, public policy professionals, land use planners, administrative managers, and support staff working from offices in Washington, DC, Seattle, the Bay Area, and Denver.

Central to our reputation as an industry leader and employer is investing in our people and preserving our unique culture which places emphasis on well-rounded individuals who are able to not only contribute in the workplace, but more importantly, who are able to serve their communities and participate with their friends and families with great care and good humor.

The work environment at the firm is challenging, rewarding, and we believe, different from our competitors. We value diverse viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds and are committed to attracting, mentoring, and retaining the best talent and supporting a culture in which all employees feel valued and empowered to grow professionally.

We are pleased that you are interested in a career at Van Ness Feldman. Please see below for more information about joining our team.

  • LATERAL ATTORNEYS

    PHMSA Attorney

    Van Ness Feldman’s nationally recognized Pipeline & LNG Practice Group seeks to hire a mid to senior-level attorney (5-8+ years out of law school) to join the firm’s growing Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) practice. The preferred location for this position is the Washington D.C. office, but other locations may be considered.

    Qualifications:

    • Experience on PHMSA or state pipeline safety matters is highly desired.
    • The ideal candidate possesses an aptitude for regulatory work and is looking for a professional growth opportunity.
    • Candidates must have strong legal research and writing skills and be capable of working both independently and collaboratively with an existing, collegial team of attorneys.

    Our employees receive a competitive benefits package including health, dental, 401(k), and profit sharing plan. EOE.

    Click here to apply.  For questions, please email recruiting@vnf.com

    Mid-Level Electric Associate - Regulatory - Washington, DC

    The firm is seeking a mid-level associate (3-6 years of experience) with demonstrated electric regulatory experience. The ideal candidate has aptitude for detailed work on energy regulatory and policy matters, particularly the interpretation and application of the Federal Power Act to wholesale markets and bulk transmission system operations.

    Preferred skills and qualifications:

    • Foundational knowledge of the Federal Power Act, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) and other federal energy laws
    • Experience in administrative litigation and settlement matters before FERC
    • Knowledge of, and experience with: (i) FERC cost-of-service ratemaking policies and practices; (ii) open access transmission service and interconnection matters; (iii) market-based rate authorizations; and (iv) market rules for wholesale energy, capacity and ancillary services
    • Experience with negotiation of power purchase and capacity agreements
    • Knowledge of FERC’s Standards of Conduct
    • Strong analytical research and writing skills
    • Excellent communication skills

    Experience before state utility commissions also is highly valued.

    Click here to apply.  For questions, please contact recruiting@vnf.com

    Real Estate Partner/Partner Group

    Van Ness Feldman's Seattle office is seeking a lateral partner or partner group to join our real estate practice.  Candidates must have a portable book of business representing buyers, sellers, and developers in transactions involving all sizes and types of real estate transactions. We are looking for someone who is eager to join our very active real estate practice, is comfortable in a team-oriented and fast-paced environment, and who enjoys being part of a collaborative and diverse culture that supports our firm values. With offices in Seattle, Washington D.C., the Bay Area, and Denver, the team supports development projects across the country in such varied industries as energy infrastructure, public and private utilities, corporate real estate development, residential development, transportation, natural resources, and ports/industrial facilities.

    Confidential inquiries can be sent to slr@vnf.com 

    Senior Real Estate Attorney

    Van Ness Feldman is seeking an experienced real estate attorney to join our Seattle team. The ideal candidate must have at least 5 years of substantive experience in commercial, industrial, and residential development, including drafting and negotiating complex documents related to the acquisition and disposition of property, and financing / loan transactions. Candidate should have experience coordinating due diligence reviews (including title and survey) and closings.

    We are looking for someone who is team-oriented with strong written and oral communication skills. The ideal candidate should display passion for working hard, take initiative in a fast-paced environment with motivated and collegial colleagues, and enjoy being part of a collaborative and diverse culture that supports our firm values.

    Skills and Qualifications Include:

    • Representing buyers, sellers, and developers in transactions involving all sizes and types of real estate transactions;
    • Performing and coordinating due diligence in the acquisition and financing of real estate for investment, development, occupancy, sales, leasing, and collateralization;
    • Representing clients in negotiating and closing on acquisition financing, construction financing, and permanent financing;
    • Assisting and coordinating with clients in working with local city and state officials across the country with respect to compliance matters related to the development, redevelopment, and use of property.
    • The ideal candidate will have outstanding academic credentials, a strong work ethic, a logical and analytical thought process, excellent organizational, drafting, writing and research skills, as well as the ability to establish strong client and peer relationships.


    Applications including a cover letter and resume can be sent to slr@vnf.com 

  • POLICY PROFESSIONALS

    Senior Director - Governmental Issues - CCS & Clean Hydrogen Issues

    We are seeking an experienced public policy professional that has an understanding of federal carbon capture and storage (CCS) and clean hydrogen policy. The position will support firm coalitions focus on these issues and will include research, analysis and advocacy development for CCS and clean hydrogen policy before both the legislative and executive branches of the federal government.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    Coalition Portfolio

    • Alongside with Executive Director or President of the coalitions, develop and support Congressional advocacy efforts, including development of legislative strategy
    • Conduct analysis and draft summaries of relevant legislation
    • Draft advocacy materials for coalitions
    • Develop and maintain relationships with Congressional staff on Committees of jurisdiction and lead certain coalition meetings with Congressional staff
    • Lead work on federal appropriations and authorizing legislation, including drafting and submitting appropriations requests, assist with drafting of testimony, analyze and report on Presidential Budget Request, House and Senate appropriations legislation, and enacted appropriations bills
    • Coalition Management
      • Represent coalition in speaking engagements at public meetings, legislative conferences, etc.
      • Lead organization and management of coalition events with coalition staff. Events include:
        • Congressional briefings with other groups
        • Annual Capitol Hill Day “fly in” with member companies
        • Annual Program Workshop and other periodic meetings
        • Coalition membership meetings, webinars and briefings


    Additional Firm Roles and Support

    • Serve as primary point of contact for clients on issues related to clean hydrogen, CCS, and energy transition, and assist with strategy for those clients
    • Draft summaries of Congressional and federal agency activities of interest
    • Arrange meetings for clients with federal policymakers as well as prepare clients and materials for meetings
    • Undertake research and policy analysis projects as requested by clients


    Skills:

    The Senior Director, Governmental Issues will interface directly with clients and policymakers. The candidate will have strong analytical and organizational skills and exemplary written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate also must possess proven client management skills and work well as part of a team.

    Education and Experience Required:

    Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree; work experience on or with Capitol Hill encouraged. This position will be based in the Washington, DC office.

    Benefits include health, dental, 401(k), and profit sharing plan. EOE.

    Click here to apply.  If you have questions, please contact recruiting@vnf.com

    Director - Governmental Issues - Washington, DC

    We are seeking a Director, Governmental Issues to assist the firm’s various practice areas with research, analysis and advocacy pertaining to public policy in the Legislative and Executive Branch. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring developments and daily trade reports in issue areas that include climate change, energy technologies, environment, natural resources, transportation, infrastructure and the federal budget.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    Client Needs: Participate in team efforts to meet client needs including, but not limited to, sharing timely information, participating in client calls, editing documents and taking notes at various events. Additionally, this person is responsible for the following tasks:

    • Communicate directly with clients as appropriate
    • Analyze and summarize legislation pertaining to energy, environmental, budget, appropriations and other client issues
    • Prepare memoranda and reports on congressional hearings and legislative mark-ups
    • Identify and monitor key campaign races based on individual client interests
    • Draft lobby materials and other advocacy tools to distribute to congressional staff
    • Structure, develop and execute educational briefings for Congressional staff


    External Outreach: Build, maintain and strengthen relationships with staff on Capitol Hill and in the Administration. Additional outreach expectations include:

    • Participate in various briefings on subject matter pertinent to issue areas noted above
    • Attend (in person or virtually) fundraising or political events as needed


    Support Practice Needs: Participate in various Public Policy Practice meetings, coordinate and support the sharing of information among colleagues. Additional supportive tasks include:

    • Craft first drafts and coordinate team writing of marketing materials including Alerts and Updates related to policy activity (see examples here)
    • Coordinate with others to update tracking documents focused on legislation, regulatory action and other matters of significance to the practice

    Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree; work experience on or with Capitol Hill encouraged.

    This position will be based in the Washington, DC office.

    Benefits include health, dental, 401(k), and profit sharing plan. EOE.

    Click here to apply. If you have questions, please contact recruiting@vnf.com.

  • ADMINISTRATIVE & PROFESSIONAL STAFF

    Chief Operating Officer - Washington, DC

    SUMMARY

    The Chief Operating Officer (COO) has responsibility for establishing an effective organizational structure to support the firm’s administrative functions. Areas include human resources, administrative services, marketing, business and professional development, recruiting and diversity, accounting and financial systems, information resources, and information technology. The COO manages the general business operations of the firm, implements the firm’s strategic plan, and manages periodic updates to the strategic plan to respond to market demands.

    The COO provides leadership and direction to all office functions that support client services. The firm supports professionals located in offices in Washington DC, Seattle, northern California, and other locations.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Members

    • Keep members informed of firm business matters and management decisions of interest to them.
    • Meet with individual members to find solutions to specific administrative or support services challenges that cannot be handled by the firm’s administrative directors and managers.
    • Keep members informed of practice management and client service activities through frequent discussions with practice group leaders and other members and staff to ensure that appropriate levels of support are being provided.
    • Support practice group coordinators in developing and implementing systems for managing workflow, expense reimbursement processes, and general coordination among the various groups and offices.
    • Keep the members informed of major operating decisions and advised of any matters requiring involvement of the members.
    • Work closely with the firm’s Executive Committee in carrying out their responsibilities and in identifying management priorities and allocating resources. Provide analysis to support Executive Committee functions. Participate in Executive Committee meetings as requested.
       

    Directors, Managers, and Administrative Staff

    • Supervise directors and managers of each department.
    • Meet regularly with directors and managers to communicate business goals and objectives and to discuss the role of each individual in reaching firm goals.
    • Ensure that directors are fulfilling their job responsibilities; work with them to set goals; and provide ongoing evaluation, feedback, and constructive criticism.
    • Ensure that firm employees at all levels are receiving proper training for fulfilling their responsibilities and that they have a clear understanding of their reporting lines. As necessary, provide counseling and training on the need to work in a team environment.
    • Ensure that administrative staff in the firm’s various offices are properly supervised and receive ongoing communication from administrative directors and managers responsible for their supervision.
    • Ensure that staff in all administrative departments receive appropriate cross-training.
    • Ensure that each administrative department is properly staffed.
       

    Firmwide

    • Communicate the firm’s determination to maintain the highest possible professional standards in performing legal and policy work and to provide high quality service and responsiveness to clients and each other at all times. This goal requires that all firm employees promote a team environment.
    • Ensure that all employees are aware of the firm’s business goals and objectives and how each employee plays a role in reaching those goals. Provide ongoing communication regarding the importance of quality service and responsiveness to clients and working together to accomplish these goals; develop ways to reward and recognize exceptional client service and teamwork.
    • Ensure that administrative directors and staff understand policies, procedures and work processes, interpret them correctly, and apply them consistently.
    • Develop firmwide communications processes to help align all firm employees to common goals.
    • Provide technical, interpersonal and communications skills training to all firm employees.
    • Participate in the integration of new lawyers and laterals coming into the firm. Develop programs to facilitate such integration.
       

    Outside Relationships

    • Serve as the firm’s liaison, or supervise such liaison, with the firm’s landlords, banks, government agencies, insurance agents, representatives of companies providing employee benefits, professional associations, vendors and similar groups.
       

    Strategic Planning

    • Review existing Strategic Plan and develop implementation strategies, provide recommendations based on current market conditions.
    • Work with Executive Committee and Practice Group Coordinators to implement and update the Strategic Plan, including:
      • Seek creative means for adding value to the firm and increasing the firm’s efficiency and profitability.
      • Work with the executive committee to identify and analyze significant strategic issues and build consensus with the members in addressing issues.
      • Meet with members regularly to discuss strategic planning issues.
      • Analyze, on a continuous basis the firm’s administrative infrastructure and enhance efficiency through improved workflow processes and technology.
      • Supervise planning and evaluation of proposed new office locations.
         

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The COO must be a well-rounded business executive with substantial management experience in a law firm or other professional services industry, and have knowledge normally acquired through completion of an MBA or other appropriate business degree, or equivalent experience. The COO must possess the intellect, sophistication, leadership and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with all in the firm, ranging from senior members to administrative personnel. The COO must have superior knowledge of and experience with workflow systems, financial management skills and excellent written and verbal communications skills. A specific understanding of the use and proper management of information technology is required for success in this position.

    The COO must be capable of providing leadership to identify critical issues affecting the organization, develop plans to accomplish objectives, and coordinate implementation. The candidate must be a team player capable of leading by example (visibility will be key) and of motivating others to achieve excellence in their performance.

    Benefits include health, dental, 401(k), long term disability, life insurance and profit-sharing plan. EOE.

    Click here to apply.

    FERC/Energy Paralegal - Washington, DC

    We are seeking an experienced paralegal to support an active FERC regulatory practice.  Responsibilities will include support for tariff filings and annual reports, participating in administrative litigation and settlement teams and monitoring and reporting on FERC and DOE regulatory proceedings.

    Candidate must be an organized self-starter capable of working independently, while also being a team player.  Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.  Candidate must be capable of anticipating and meeting deadlines. 

    Required Qualifications: 

    • At least 2 years of relevant experience
    • Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate (or equivalent) is a plus
    • Excellent citechecking (bluebooking, shepardizing, proofing etc.) skills
    • Confirmed training and proficiency with FERC E-Tariff software and filing system and Market Based Rate authorization filings
    • Experience in support of FERC and DOE public utility reporting requirements
    • Knowledge of Compulaw

    Salary/Benefits

    The position is non-exempt.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health, dental, 401(k), and profit sharing plan.  EOE. 

    Please provide your resume by clicking here.

    Human Resources Assistant - Washington, DC

    The DC office seeks a Human Resources Assistant to assist the Human Resources Department. The candidate will provide support to the Director of Human Resources and the Human Resources Manager.

    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Providing overall administrative support to the HR Department.
    • Monitoring and responding as appropriate to assigned HR inboxes.
    • Supporting recruitment including but not limited to posting positions, scheduling interviews, and completing reference checks.
    • Coordinating orientation schedule for new employees.
    • Maintaining accurate and up-to date human resource and benefits files, records, and documentation and maintains the integrity and confidentiality of HR records and files.
    • Performing periodic audits of HR files and records to ensure that all required documents are collected and filed appropriately.
    • Reviewing bi-weekly timecards and update leave accrual spreadsheet.
    • Assisting the Director of Human with the performance management process.
    • Collaborating with the Director of HR to coordinate and execute office events including annual angel tree program.
    • Ordering and tracking employee gifts and flowers.
    • Completing monthly American Express reconciliation for Director of Human Resources and Human Resources Manager.
    • Assisting with special projects as needed.
    • Playing an active role in the successful operation of the Human Resources Department.
    • Performing other duties as assigned.

    Appropriate candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management or similar field and have previous human resources experience. The candidate must be proficient with Microsoft Office. HRIS experience highly preferred. Successful candidate will have excellent organization, oral/written communication, and interpersonal skills to interact with all levels of Firm employees and external entities. The applicant will also have the ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments simultaneously with attention to detail and deadlines.

    Benefits include health, dental, 401(k), and profit-sharing plan. EOE. 

    To apply, click here. 

    Benefits/HRIS Specialist - Washington, DC

    The DC office seeks a Benefits/HRIS Specialist to support the Firm’s benefits operations from the systems perspective. This role administers all benefits activities in ADP Workforce Now. This role works with the Director of Human Resources and Human Resources Manager to maintain accuracy of the data in ADP and with the benefits carriers. In collaboration with the HR team, this role consults with employees on benefits related matters as needed.

    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Performing day-to-day administration of employee benefits programs, including but not limited to health, flexible spending accounts, dental and vision, accident and disability, life insurance, 401(k), and wellness initiatives.
    • Ensuring the company adheres to compliance requirements for benefits plans, including ACA filing, non-discrimination testing, 5500 filing, Sections 125, and 129.
    • Assisting with annual retirement plan audit.
    • Processing data and maintaining the ADP HRIS database for all HR and benefit programs.
    • Ensuring accuracy of benefits data electronically fed to benefits carriers.
    • Reconciling monthly benefit invoices and submits for payment.
    • Working with Human Resources Manager during open enrollment.
    • Ensuring the accuracy of the Open Enrollment data.
    • Assisting with the development and maintenance of employee benefits communication materials and updating the intranet accordingly.
    • Conducting onboarding process including performing HR and benefits new hire orientation.
    • Completing employment verifications.
    • Completing the EEO report annually.
    • Completing annual salary surveys.
    • Creating and running HRIS reports.
    • Staying up to date on benefits and payroll laws.
    • Playing an active role in the successful operation of the Human Resources Department.
    • Performing other duties as assigned.

    Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or similar field, minimum of 5 years of human resources experience. The candidate must be proficient with spreadsheets (Excel). ADP Workforce Now experience highly preferred. Service industry experience preferred.

    Benefits include health, dental, 401(k), and profit-sharing plan.  EOE.  

    Please click here to apply.

    Junior Systems Administrator - Washington, DC

    We are seeking a Junior Systems Administrator that supports implementation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of IT systems. The system administrator will be responsible for supporting IT systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring, and problem resolution for all Systems.

    The individual will have strong written, oral, and telephone communication skills. Also, the individual will have excellent troubleshooting skills.

    The Junior Systems Administrator has a strong aptitude for technical understanding. Also, the Junior Systems Administrator can interact well with various departments, and internal and external customer groups, to perform necessary telecommunications work. The firm is in the business of providing legal services to clients and thus the Junior Systems Administrator must perform these duties with specific focus on ensuring a smooth client and end-user experience in the delivery of those services.

    The Firm is committed to information security and holds certification of information security practices under ISO 27001 standards. The Junior Systems Administrator will have various responsibilities under this program so it’s extremely important to always exercise caution and promote security awareness and best practices.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    "Essential functions" are those job duties that a Junior System Administrator must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation by the firm.

    • Basic knowledge of IT Networking and telecommunications.
    • Demonstrates timely and effective response to customer and team member needs.
    • Works on enterprise systems and equipment.
    • Analyzes multiple alarm systems and trouble reports.
    • Performs remote maintenance of enterprise equipment.

    Education and Experience Required

    • 2+ years of experience as a junior systems administrator
    • 5+ years with Legal / Professional Services
    • 2+ years familiarity with ISO 27001 framework / standard
    • Experience supporting Windows Servers is required.
    • Technical Training and certification in the areas responsible is desirable
    • Mid-Level Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory
    • Experience Administering Microsoft 365 Applications (Office, Teams, SharePoint).
    • Advance level use of O365 production tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • Hands on experience administering Exchange Online
    • Knowledge of basic network principles and functions (e.g., DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP, etc.)
    • Knowledge of Microsoft folder, file, and sharing security
    • Experience installing and configuring Windows Server operating systems
    • Experience administering and maintaining user accounts within a Microsoft Active Directory
    • Experience troubleshooting Windows Server issues and network connectivity issues and Windows applications and application deployments
    • Experience with Microsoft Endpoint Management
    • Experience with Virtual Infrastructure (VMWare, vCenter, vSphere))
    • Experience with Mobile Device Management to include laptops, desktops, and mobile devices (iPhone, Androids, etc.)
    • Windows Defender ATP skills
    • Experience with Disaster Recovery Solutions (Backup/Recovery) Solutions
    • Experience with Dell EMC Backup Solutions and SAN technologies
    • Experience With Remote Access Technologies (RDP, Citrix, VPN)
    • Familiarization with Desktop Imaging Technologies (SpecOps, SCCM, etc.)
    • Experience maintaining Barracuda Load Balancers and Barracuda Email Protection
    • Document Management System (preferably iManage / Work10)
    • General knowledge of Aderant Sierra financial system, Records Management Systems, Litigation Systems, Docket Systems, and Contact Systems (preferably InterAction)

    Benefits include health, dental, 401(K), and profit sharing plan. EOE.  

    Click here to apply. 

  • SUMMER ASSOCIATES

    Van Ness Feldman’s Summer Associate Program is designed to provide law students with diverse opportunities to develop, challenge, and broaden their skills while contributing to the innovative services and counsel delivered to our clients. Summer Associates join Van Ness Feldman’s team of attorneys to provide nationally recognized legal counsel, thought leadership, and policy strategy to clients navigating the complex intersection between business and government.

    The firm seeks accomplished, well-rounded, and motivated law students with a demonstrated interest in our core areas of practice. With professionals in Washington D.C., Seattle, and the San Francisco Bay Area, we are renowned for providing strategic business advice, legislative and policy advocacy, legal and regulatory compliance counsel, representation in administrative proceedings and litigation, and support for project development, permitting, and transactions in the inter-related areas of energy, natural resources, environmental, real estate/land use, infrastructure, and government relations.

    We foster an environment that is uniquely collaborative, rewarding and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our team is committed to the development and advancement of our summer associates through challenging assignments, training and mentoring programs, and networking opportunities to help students launch their career.

    High academic credentials, journal/moot court experience, a growth mindset, and a great sense of humor required. We look forward to learning more about you and discussing how the Van Ness Feldman family of professionals can be part of your future.

    Our Seattle office has concluded its recruitment for the 2023 2L summer associate class. If you have questions about future opportunities, please contact Saira Rhodes.

    Students interested in our DC office, our portal is now accepting applications.  Click here to apply.   

    For additional questions regarding our firm, the summer associate program, or our recruiting process, please email recruiting@vnf.com, or Saira Rhodes.

  • 1L DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP - SEATTLE OFFICE

    As part of Van Ness Feldman’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we are proud to offer the Van Ness Feldman Seattle Diversity Fellowship to an outstanding first year law school student.  The Fellow will receive a paid 1L Summer Associate position in our Seattle office and a $10,000 scholarship to assist with law school tuition.  The Fellowship also includes the opportunity to continue as a VNF Diversity Fellow during the student’s 2L summer, which includes an additional $10,000 scholarship; and a possible offer for full-time employment with signing bonus post law school.

    First year students who demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion are encouraged to apply.

    Selection Criteria:

    The Fellowship is open to all first-year law students who have demonstrated:

    • Diverse background and life experiences
    • Academic excellence
    • Leadership ability
    • Commitment to their community
    • Desire to promote diversity within the legal profession


    Application Materials:

    To apply, please submit the following:

    • A personal statement addressing the ways in which you have and will foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal community, what these qualities mean to you, and why you are interested in Van Ness Feldman
    • Your resume
    • Your undergraduate and law school transcripts (if your law school grades are not yet available, please forward when available)
    • Two to three professional references
    • A legal writing sample that has not been edited by others


    Applications must be received no later than Jan 9, 2023. 

    Please send materials via email to:

    Ms. Saira Rhodes
    Van Ness Feldman LLP
    1191 Second Ave., Suite 1800
    Seattle, WA 98101
    slr@vnf.com

  • 1L DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP - DC OFFICE

    As part of Van Ness Feldman’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we are proud to offer the Van Ness Feldman D.C. Diversity Fellowship to an outstanding first year law school student.  The Fellow will receive a paid 1L Summer Associate position in our D.C. office and a $10,000 scholarship to assist with law school tuition.  The Fellowship also includes the opportunity to continue as a VNF Diversity Fellow during the student’s 2L summer, which includes an additional $10,000 scholarship; and a possible offer for full-time employment with signing bonus post law school.

    First year students who demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion are encouraged to apply.

    Selection Criteria:

    The Fellowship is open to all first-year law students who have demonstrated:

    • Diverse background and life experiences
    • Academic excellence
    • Leadership ability
    • Commitment to their community
    • Desire to promote diversity within the legal profession

    To apply, please submit the following:

    • A personal statement addressing the ways in which you have and will foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal community, what these qualities mean to you, and why you are interested in Van Ness Feldman
    • Your resume
    • Your undergraduate and law school transcripts (if your law school grades are not yet available, please forward when available)
    • Two to three professional references
    • A legal writing sample that has not been edited by others

    Application Deadline: January 31

    At Van Ness Feldman, diversity and inclusion encompass a wide range of characteristics including age, race, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, physical ability, military service, religion and other groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession. The firm is committed to maintaining a work environment where the unique attributes, perspectives, backgrounds, skills, and abilities of each individual thrive and contribute to our collective success.

    For more information, please contact DiNoua Avery at dnm@vnf.com.

  • EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY

    Van Ness Feldman enthusiastically extends an equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, military status, physical disability, or any similarly protected status. The firm has a policy of positive action to ensure the fulfillment of our commitment to a diverse and equitable workplace.

  • TRANSPARENCY IN COVERAGE RULE PROVIDED BY CIGNA

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