Public Policy Specialist

Squire Patton Boggs
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
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  • Posted
    Feb 06

Position description

Are you a committed European Public Policy specialist? Are you looking for the opportunity to add real value to a diverse and growing client base? Do you have a law degree and experience of working with or in the EU Institutions? We have been expanding our European Public Policy business and we are now looking for a convincing and dynamic individual to join this team. Working across the firm’s practice groups, our European Public Policy Practice engages with a broad range of institutions – at both EU and Member State levels – to impact decision-making on issues affecting our clients.

Our Team

Squire Patton Boggs is one of the world’s strongest integrated law firms, providing insight at the point where law, business and government meet. We deliver commercially focused business solutions by combining our legal, lobbying and political capabilities and invaluable connections on the ground to a diverse mix of clients, from long-established leading corporations to emerging businesses, start-up visionaries and sovereign nations. More than 1,500 lawyers across the world provide unrivalled access to expertise and local connections.

Squire Patton Boggs has the most experienced and well-recognized public policy practice in the US and internationally. For more information, please visit:

Our Brussels’ office is a close-knit and friendly community, with 19 legal professionals in total. Our European Public Policy offering is led by partner Wolfgang Maschek, who has a growing team across a range of interesting and challenging sectors.

Our Opportunity

We are looking for someone to support our growing European Public Policy Practice. You’ll be monitoring and analyzing proposed laws, regulations and other policy developments at the EU level and in selected Member States across various fields, in particular environmental/chemical as well as energy, technology and/or financial services regulation, and preparing summaries, analyses, overviews position papers, client alters, presentations and speeches for both internal and external use. A key part of this role is actively supporting your colleagues within the office, the region and globally. At the same time, we are particularly looking for someone who is happy and confident in working directly with clients and with quickly increasing independence.


We’re looking for someone with at least one year’ experience working in public policy matters, whether within EU institutions, bodies or agencies, national administrations, law firms, business organisations, NGOs or within a Brussels Consultancy. You will have a strong academic background in law, although you do not need to be a qualified lawyer, legal training or admission to the bar would be advantageous. You will have a demonstrable expertise regarding the European institutional framework and be fully comfortable working in English, although additional relevant languages would be advantageous. It would be great if you have, expertise related to the fields mentioned above, in particular environmental/chemical regulation, although it is not essential provided you have a demonstrated interest and the ability to immerse yourself in these fields quickly.

You will be able to independently manage multiple work tasks and prioritize effectively, and will have excellent research and drafting skills. You take ownership and responsibility for all that you do. Your communication skills will be excellent, as will your presentation skills, and you will have commensurate IT skills too.

What you need to know

We are unable to offer visa/work permit sponsorship for this role, so you will need to be an EU citizen or have an existing EU work permit. We will need evidence of this.

We will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis, so please do not delay in sending us your details! We are unable to accept applications via third party recruitment agencies for this role, but look forward to hearing from you directly. Please note that the closing date for this role is 06 March.

Squire Patton Boggs is committed to equal opportunity for all. We may collect relevant data for monitoring as part of our candidate registration process.

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