DTE Energy Senior Attorney - Litigation in Detroit, Michigan

Job Description

Senior Attorney - Litigation-10425

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are the largest electric and gas utility in Michigan with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America. We are a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan with businesses in 26 different states.

DTE Energy’s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth. We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally.

We care for our employees and prioritize their health and safety first. Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

· Gallup Great Workplace Award for 3 consecutive Years! (2013, 2014 and 2015)

· Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For

· J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award

· Professional Women’s Magazine/Black EOE Journal “Best of the Best”

· Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT

· Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award

· Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Description

Job Summary:

Provides legal services in matters with some complexity and sensitivity

calling on a significant breadth of knowledge and depth of experience.

Has a broad business perspective and applies this perspective to legal

analysis and solutions to meet objectives. Leads others in plans and

execution and can lead teams or coordinate with other areas to provide

legal services. May be called to represent the interests of the Company

in any number of formal or informal legal proceedings including but not

limited to federal, state or local judicial, or alternative dispute

resolution processes.

Key Accountabilities:

-Accepts increasingly complex or sensitive legal projects and sees that they are effectively resolved in an efficient manner.

-May research legal principles and precedents, consult with outside counsel, draft and execute legal documents, gather relevant information using multiple sources and methods, provide work guidance to other professional or paraprofessional and support staff to develop solutions to business problems.

-Works with minimum legal supervision and collaboratively with all levels of internal clients.

Qualifications

Minimum: Graduate of accredited law school and admitted to the state bar of permanent residence within a reasonable time and 5 plus years of legal experience.

Preferred:

  • Experience directly handling or managing outside counsel in commercial and general liability/tort litigation in a law firm and/or in-house environment, preferably both;

  • In-depth knowledge and expertise in tort and commercial law and litigation, utility experience preferred.

-Exhibits exceptional verbal and non-verbal communication, written and presentation skills.

-Analytic and problem solving skills consistent with the ability to identify key issues from a broad range of alternatives and recommend optimal solutions for various situations.

-Ability to work in a team and/or matrix structure, supporting multiple clients, procedures and policy.

-Cope with multiple demands from superiors, peers and subordinates in a positive and even-handed fashion; displaying a calm demeanor under pressure.

-Competent with prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, issues or projects that may include high-visibility initiatives and require innovation, teamwork and planning.

-Initiate new ideas and approaches; challenging orthodox practices and approaches with reasonable and sound alternatives.

-Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, i.e. MS-Word and Excel sufficient to apply them with minimal instruction or guidance.

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities. Utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Job: Legal & Compliance

Title: Senior Attorney - Litigation

Primary Location: Michigan-Detroit

Requisition ID: 10425