Van Ness Feldman is a nationally respected law and government advocacy firm that is home to more than 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.


    Mid-Level Electric Associate - Regulatory - Washington, DC

    The firm is seeking a mid-level associate (3-6 years of experience) with demonstrated FERC regulatory experience for our Electricity practice group.  The ideal candidate has aptitude for ratemaking and other regulatory work and is looking for a professional growth opportunity. Candidates must be capable of working independently, as well as collaborating effectively with other professionals. This position will be based in the Washington, DC office.  

    To apply for this position please click here.  

    Real Estate Partner/Lateral Associate: Seattle

    The Seattle office of Van Ness Feldman LLP is seeking experienced real estate attorneys to join our dynamic team.  For more than 40 years, our real estate group has been involved in some of the region’s most significant real property transactions, including acquisition, development, finance, commercial leasing, management of large due diligence evaluations, structuring of multi-property acquisitions, regulatory analysis, compliance, and mitigation.  A portable practice and a historical track record of strong client relationships is desirable.  Confidential inquiries can be sent to Saira Rhodes at


    Executive/Legal Assistant - Government Relations/Public Policy Practice - Washington, DC

    The firm is seeking a candidate to work with three Principals and two Attorneys in the firm’s Government Relations and Public Policy practice.  The candidate must possess the ability to prioritize, multi-task, demonstrate attention to detail, and work well in a fast-paced environment.  The candidate will also have strong communication, organizational, and administrative skills. 

    Duties include, but are not limited to, providing administrative support such as event preparation and management, schedule conference calls, scheduling travel, managing calendar(s), recording time and expenses, document production, drafting and editing letters, preparing PowerPoint presentations, and research, writing and synthesizing of substantive information. 

    The candidate will type at least 50 wpm and be proficient with Microsoft Office.  Prefer completion of undergraduate degree.  Previous government affairs, public policy or coalition experience will be considered.  Previous law firm experience is not required. 

    Benefits include health, dental, 401(k), and profit sharing plan. EOE. Click here to apply. 

    Executive/Legal Assistant - Washington, DC

    The firm is seeking an Executive/Legal Assistant candidate with strong communication, organizational, and administrative skills.  Duties include, but are not limited to, providing administrative support such as event preparation and management; scheduling conference calls; scheduling travel; managing calendars; recording time; recording expenses; drafting and editing documents; preparing PowerPoint presentations; and coordinating filings.  The candidate will type at least 50 wpm and have proficiency with Microsoft Office.  The candidate must possess the ability to prioritize, multi-task, demonstrate attention to detail, and work well in a fast-paced environment.  Prefer completion of an undergraduate degree.  Previous experience as an executive assistant preferred.  Previous law firm experience is not required.

    Benefits include health, dental, 401(k), and profit sharing plan.  EOE.   Please provide your resume here.

    Executive Assistant/Marketing Coordinator, Downtown Seattle Law Firm

    With offices in Seattle, Bay Area, Denver and DC, Van Ness Feldman is a leading law firm focusing on energy, environmental, and natural resource law. VNF seeks an excellent Executive Assistant/Marketing Coordinator to provide administrative support to the Executive Director and Marketing and Business Development Department. This position requires high-level computer skills, with superior knowledge of Microsoft Office programs; excellent written and verbal communication; ability to conduct market research; and familiarity with graphic design and social media/web content. Ideal candidate will be highly adaptable, proactive, and team-oriented.

    Typical tasks include, but are not limited to:

    • Provide general office and administrative support
    • Draft and proofread documents, correspondence, memoranda, and charts/tables
    • Schedule, prioritize, and manage calendars, and assist with meeting coordination
    • Plan firm functions, both internal and external
    • Support HR activities, including recruiting and onboarding
    • Conduct research for marketing and business development initiatives
    • Support marketing department with publications, conferences, proposals, and internal and external communications
    • Handle special projects as assigned 

    Desired Skills and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree Required, with marketing/communications degree preferred
    • 1+ years of administrative/office experience, law firm experience a plus
    • Superior proofing and editing skills
    • Team-oriented approach
    • Fierce attention to detail
    • Exceptional organization skills
    • Ability to use discretion in handling confidential information

    Competitive benefits package including vacation, health, dental, 401(k) and profit sharing plan.  Salary DOE.  EOE.  Please provide a cover letter and resume through Van Ness Feldman Portal.  No phone inquiries, please. 


    Van Ness Feldman’s Summer Associate Program is an important source for attorney recruitment. The Summer Associate Program offers law students an opportunity to observe and participate in cutting-edge issues related to energy, natural resources, real estate law, and public policy.

    The firm seeks accomplished, well-rounded, and motivated law students with a demonstrated interest in our core areas of practice. Van Ness Feldman’s summer associate program provides future attorneys with a realistic experience of the life and practice of the firm and is limited to a select number of candidates. The program involves summer associates in a variety of substantive assignments for different clients and offers an opportunity to work directly with attorneys and professionals throughout the firm. Each summer associate is assigned a mentor to provide guidance and ensure that the summer associate has an enjoyable and productive summer.

    Any questions regarding our firm or our recruiting process can be directed to DiNoua Avery, Recruiting Coordinator.

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    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. In support of our commitment to promoting diversity within our firm, our profession, and our larger community, each year the firm hires a 1L Diversity Summer Associate to spend the summer with us.

    The 1L Diversity Summer Associate position is open to highly motivated first‐year law students from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership ability. This 10-week summer position is based in our Washington, DC office. Application dates: December 1 – February 28.

    Requirements to Apply:

    • Resume
    • Undergraduate and law school transcripts (if your law school grades are not yet available, please apply and forward when available)
    • Brief personal statement addressing what diversity means to you and why you are interested in Van Ness Feldman
    • At least one professional references
    • Letter of recommendation from a law school professor
    • Legal writing sample that has not been edited by others

    For more information, please contact DiNoua Avery at


    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.