Duke Energy Associate General Counsel - FERC in Charlotte, North Carolina
Title: Associate General Counsel - FERC Location: North Carolina-Charlotte-DE Busn Svcs-Headquarters (093) Other Locations: District of Columbia-Washington-DE Busn Svcs-Washington,DC (2951) Job Number: 139338
We are looking for a creative, collaborative, results-oriented attorney to join our growing energy regulatory practice team and represent the company before the FERC on electric and natural gas matters. Responsibilities will include representing the company in FPA 203 and 205 matters, rate cases, OATT issues, enforcement investigations, merger and acquisitions, rulemakings and compliance matters. Experience in natural gas matters, including NGA Section 4 and Section 5 proceedings is a significant plus. Additional responsibilities will include providing legal advice to management on complex matters, drafting and preparation of filings with FERC, managing outside FERC counsel and consultants, and coordinating and collaborating with other attorneys and business clients.
The Associate General Counsel role will report to a lead attorney (Deputy General Counsel) but may be matrixed to other leaders in the Legal organization. This position is viewed by clients as an expert who is integral to the success of several business functional areas. The qualified individual should have first or second chair litigation experience in the electric utility and/or natural gas industry, and experience in managing litigation and discovery matters. The individual should have excellent presentation and writing skills, the ability to quickly master complex legal and regulatory issues, and to work effectively across business functions in a matrixed organization.
Key duties include but are not limited to:
Examine, interpret, and advise on FERC laws, rulings, regulations, orders, standards, and requirements Review, analyze, and investigate legal implications with respect to business decisions and events Provide leadership, strategic advice, business counseling, and expertise, particularly with respect to FERC, for internal legal resources and business partners to assist in addressing and solving legal, regulatory, and compliance issues Identify regulatory or external customer/stakeholder issues, particularly with respect to FERC, and proactively develop positions in order to work with teams (including cross functional teams) to achieve desired results Prepare tariff amendments, contracts, service agreements, testimony, briefs, arguments, pleadings and other legal documents Represent company before state and federal agencies Working Conditions:
Local and overnight travel approximately 15% of the time Position is located in Washington, DC or Charlotte, NC #LI-POST Qualifications: Required/Basic Qualifications:
Doctor of Jurisprudence degree or its equivalent from an accredited law school Licensed to practice law in the United States Seven (7) years minimum experience in a government, law firm or corporate law department Five (5) years relevant experience in the electric utility or gas industry, including FERC experience Effective legal research and writing skills Strong communication and presentation skills Desired Qualifications:
Utility regulatory/agency experience Effective litigation experience and skills Experience in rate making proceedings Experience in interacting with multiple stakeholders/collaborative groups in reaching multi-party resolutions Ability to work independently and with a group of people for long hours under deadline pressures Ability to manage multiple complex matters simultaneously Broad, in-depth knowledge and experience in the energy industry Knowledge of Duke Energy and its various business operations Strong, effective communication and interpersonal skills Job: Legal