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Directory Year: 2023

Marten Law - Firmwide

Recruitment & Hiring

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Began Work In Expected
2021 Prior Summer
Associates
2022 Prior Summer
Associates
2023
LAWYERS
Entry-level 2 5 3 5
Entry-level (non-traditional track) 0
Lateral Partners 2 3
Lateral Associates 1 1
All Other Laterals (non-traditional track) 0
Post-Clerkship 1 1
LL.M.s (U.S.) 0
LL.M.s (non-U.S.) 0
SUMMER
Post-3Ls 0
2Ls 2 5 0
1Ls 2


Comments on hiring grid
Number of 2022 Summer 2Ls considered for associate offers 4
Number of offers made to summer 2L associates 4
Does the organization hire school-term clerks? No
Does the organization hire 1Ls? Yes
When should 1Ls apply? Winter/Spring (by the LEAD program deadline).
Are split summers allowed? No
Comments regarding Hiring

The firm participates in on-campus recruiting for select law schools and otherwise reviews applications of 1L students for their 2L summer. For the first time in 2020 the firm participated in LEAD-WA a diversity program to identify a 1L intern, and the firm has since continued to participate in this program to identify associates for its summer program.

2022 Summer Program

Do you accept applications for the 2024 Summer Program from Joint degree candidates graduating in 2026 or later? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2024 Summer Program from evening students graduating in 2026? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2024 Summer Program from Judicial clerks? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2024 Summer Program from students at non-US law schools? No

Hiring Outside Traditional Summer Programs

Does the organization hire 3Ls? Case by Case
How many entry-level hires outside the summer program did you hire in [directory year - 1]?

3

Post-clerkship hiring information

Do you hire post-clerkship candidates? Yes
If yes, when should they apply? Winter/Spring

Domestic LL.M.s

Do you hire US LL.M.s? Yes
In what practice areas?

Environmental, Energy, Land Use, Green-tech

Do you hire non-US LL.M.s? No
When should LL.M.s submit applications? Winter/Spring
Preferred application materials

Cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample, and references

General Hiring Criteria

The Firm is always interested in speaking with talented litigators, regulatory experts, former leaders in government, experienced transactional lawyers, and experts in energy, environmental, transportation, GreenTech, and related disciplines. Our approach to hiring aligns with our client service philosophy: attract the very best in their fields, so as to handle clients’ most challenging issues.

Our team is composed of accomplished lawyers who could work anywhere (and have)—from Big Law, to the C-Suite, to the senior ranks of government. Each brings a proven track record and the strong conviction that small, nimble, and efficient teams are the key to superior results at the lowest possible cost. We are currently expanding our ranks through highly selective lateral hiring, our law school Summer Program, and the recruitment of 3L candidates with superior records and demonstrated interest in our areas of practice.

Hire Fast Runners, Work As “One Firm”

Each member of the Marten team is a naturally “fast runner,” driven, ambitious, and results oriented, with an innate curiosity and commitment to excellence that is on display in every aspect of their professional lives. We don’t like to lose, and we never settle for “good enough.” That said, we prize collaboration. It is the Team that wins, and our clients know that when they hire Marten Law, every single one of us is at their service, 24-7.

Grant Early Responsibility, Drive Rapid Advancement

We believe that performance must always drive work allocation, and there are no artificial timelines for raises or promotion. We attract and retain top-flight lawyers by offering them an opportunity to climb as high and as fast as their talents and hard work can take them—including first- and second-chair roles on some of the most challenging matters in our areas of practice. Candidates should carefully review the “Representative Matters” portion of our lawyers’ Bios, as well as our recent case studies, for a sampling of the work we do.

Our lawyers practice at the leading edge of their fields, speaking and writing frequently on a wide array of topics—including by publishing our award-winning legal and policy newsletter, Marten Insights, which reaches over 35,000 subscribers in all 50 states and over 20 countries.

Promote Diversity

In our increasingly global profession, a team of lawyers can never be at its best without a robust and sustained commitment to diversity and inclusion. Marten Law feels passionately about the importance of recruiting talented professionals from the widest possible range of backgrounds. This is more than rhetoric. Like many firms, we have not yet met our own goals, and merely trying without succeeding is not enough. We encourage diverse applicants to reach out to any of our lawyers at any time. Only by coming together as One Firm, with diverse perspectives unified by a shared mission, can we service our clients best. Marten Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based upon race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or marital status

Campus Interviews Georgetown University Law Center
Harvard Law School
Howard University School of Law
Lewis & Clark, Northwestern School of Law
New York University School of Law
Seattle University School of Law
Stanford Law School
UCLA School of Law
University of California at Berkeley
University of Idaho College of Law
University of Michigan Law School
University of Washington School of Law
Yale Law School
List Any Job Fairs / Consortia Attended (previous fall)

Job fairs were attended for schools where the firm participated in on-campus interviews, in addition to the non-OCI job fair for the LEAD program.

Campus Interviews

Number of Schools Visited in 2022 8
Number of Job Fairs / Consortia Attended in 2022 2

Recruiting Policy Information

Provide a link to your recruiting policy or additional recruiting information https://www.martenlaw.com/careers
Brief description of recruiting policy or additional comments

Marten has built a national reputation as a leader in environmental and energy law. Our team of lawyers includes recognized authorities in alternative energy, climate change, air quality, hazardous and solid waste, water resources and water quality, fisheries, environmental review and permitting, and a host of other issues that our business and public clients confront every day. Unlike general practice firms, we focus on one practice area, so we can be the best at it in the country. This has allowed our firm to represent clients in some of the most important energy and environmental matters nationally.

At Marten, we believe experience only makes our team stronger. We routinely hire lateral attorneys and recent law school graduates who are looking for a new challenge, want to continue to grow their practice, and will become valued contributors to the firm. Current Marten lawyers boast decades of experience in all three branches of federal government, state government, private practice, and corporate counsel. These experiences allow Marten to remain at the forefront of environmental law, providing clients with a range of perspectives, and fostering a professional environment of growth and development.

Application Materials

Required application materials Resume
Cover letter
Transcript
Writing sample
Reference list
Comments on application materials

1L Summer Applications

1L summer applications will be accepted starting (date) Fall/Winter, 2023
1L Summer Application Deadline Fall/Winter, 2023
1L Summer Applications - Comments

The firm has completed evaluation and selection of Summer 2023 1L students through the LEAD-WA program.

2L Summer Applications

2L summer applications will be accepted starting (date) Fall/Winter, 2023
2L Summer Application Deadline Fall/Winter, 2023
2L Summer Applications - Comments

Dates vary depending on individual school schedules. We do not impose a hard cut-off for applications unless mandated by NALP/OCI, and make exceptions to firm schedules for exceptional candidates.

3L Summer Applications

3L summer applications will be accepted starting (date) Fall/Winter, 2023
3L summer application deadline Fall/Winter, 2023
3L Summer Applications - Comments

Dates vary depending on individual school schedules. We do not impose a hard cut-off for applications unless mandated by NALP/OCI, and make exceptions to firm schedules for exceptional candidates.

3Ls Applying for Entry-Level Positions

3L (entry-level) applications will be accepted starting (date) January, 2023
3L (entry-level) application deadline None
3L comments

Dates vary depending on individual school schedules. We do not impose a hard cut-off for applications unless mandated by NALP/OCI, and make exceptions to firm schedules for exceptional candidates.

1L Offers

How much time do you provide 1L students to respond to an offer of summer employment? 14 days
Do you require 1L candidates for summer employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? No
If yes, how many days does a 1L student have to reaffirm their interest?

2L Offers

How much time do you provide 2L students to respond to an offer of summer employment? 14 days
Do you require 2L candidates for summer employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? No
If yes, how many days does a 2L student have to reaffirm their interest?

3L Offers (Previously Employed)

How much time do you provide 3L students from your summer program to respond to an offer of entry-level employment? 14 days
Do you require 3L candidates for entry-level employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? No
If yes, how many days does a 3L (previously employed) student have to reaffirm their interest?

3L Offers (Not Previously Employed)

How much time do you provide 3L students to respond to an offer of entry-level employment? 14 days
Do you require 3L candidates for entry-level employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? No
If yes, how many days does a 3L (not previously employed) student have to reaffirm their interest?