Beveridge & Diamond PC

Borne of the EPA, Beveridge & Diamond has developed in symbiosis with significant environmental legislation throughout the last quarter of the twentieth century and early twenty-first, giving its clients insider access to the complexities of environmental law, natural resource law, land use and litigation. Government and corporate clients such as Sunoco, El Paso Corporation, ExxonMobil and Chevron 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.

Born in the EPA  

In 1974 a group of EPA senior officials and lawyers, including the Administrator of the EPA, the first Commissioner of NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and name partners Albert Beveridge III and Henry Diamond, struck out on their own . From those not-so-humble beginnings, the firm's rise in the area of environmental law has continued, becoming one of the most sought after midsize firms. Complex environmental litigation, regulatory, transactional and legislative matters at the federal and state levels are de rigueur for Beveridge and Diamond. Chambers ranks Beveridge & Diamond nationally and regionally in the states of Massachusetts, New York, DC and Texas, Super Lawyers names 19 top Beveridge & Diamond lawyers in Massachusetts for Environmental, Environmental Litigation, Land Use/Zoning, Energy, Natural Resources all geographic and Rising Stars.

From Wetlands to Waste

The firm is well-practiced in the intricacies of environmental law, handling matters as diverse as biotechnology, wetlands, environmental auditing, endangered species, toxic chemicals, Superfund, pesticides regulation, food safety, hazardous and solid waste, Clean Air, Act Clean Water Act and risk assessment. Its white collar team is made up of three former federal environmental crimes prosecutors and one former criminal investigator. State--or country--boundaries don't stop Beveridge & Diamond, which is home to an active international environmental practice that practices in Asia, South America. Beveridge & Diamond does whatever it takes, including settlements, dispositions, trials and appeals for its clients. Recently, the firm negotiated a summary judgment in a toxic tort/nuisance case in York County, Pennsylvania and a civilian contractor's waste stockpile cleanup in Antarctica.

EPA General Counsel 

Former general counsel to the EPA, Scott Fulton, joined Beveridge & Diamond as a principal in the firm's environmental and natural resource practice. Fulton was appointed by President Obama in January 2009 and stepped down in January 2013. During his time as the EPA's head legal honcho, Fulton advised on matters relating to the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act.  

Law of Pie

Beveridge & Diamond is no stranger to the sweet taste of victory--even outside of the courtroom. The firm went up against 13 other DC firms in the 11th annual Cooking for Kids Bake Sale and Taste-Off Competition, a fundraising initiative for DC public schools sponsored by the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs that raised $6,000. Alongside the likes of Arent Fox and WilmerHale, name founder and principal Henry Diamond's assistant Linda Bettencourt took first place for the firm with a winning blueberry pie recipe.  

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Beveridge & Diamond PC


1350 I Street, N.W.
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005-3311
Phone: (202) 789-6000
Fax: (202) 789-6190
www.bdlaw.com

STATS


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner: Benjamin F. Wilson
  • Total No. Attorneys 2014: 98

  • Employment Contact

    Lindy Resh
    Attorney Recruitment Manager
    Phone: (202) 789-6150
    Email: lresh@bdlaw.com


  • Base Salary

    1st year: $110,000
    Summer associate: $2,100/week 


  • Major Departments & Practices

    Environmental
    Land Use
    Natural Resources and Project Development

Major Office Locations

  • Washington, DC (HQ)
  • Austin, TX
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Englewood, NJ
  • New York, NY
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Wellesley, MA
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