Entergy Counsel or Senior Counsel (Litigation) in Little Rock, Arkansas
Counsel or Senior Counsel (Litigation)
Date: May 3, 2021
Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC
*This position may be filled as a Counsel or Counsel Sr depending on background and experience*
*This position will be filled in Little Rock, AR*
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 8,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Tracing its history to 1913 and headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $11 billion and more than 13,000 employees.
The company’s utility business provides electric retail and wholesale power to customers in four states through five utility operating companies: Entergy Arkansas, LLC; Entergy Louisiana, LLC; Entergy Mississippi, LLC; Entergy New Orleans, LLC; and Entergy Texas, Inc. Entergy also delivers natural gas services to 200,000 customers in New Orleans and parts of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Entergy is winding down its wholesale generation business, which provides power to wholesale customers primarily from our two remaining nuclear facilities located in the northern United States.
The electric utility industry is rapidly changing, and Entergy is entering an exciting period of growth as we prepare for the future. We are building the premier utility, a utility that delivers sustainable value to all its stakeholders – our customers, employees, communities, and owners – as measured by strong net promoter scores, high levels of service, superior and affordable products and services, highly skilled and engaged employees, and industry-leading financial performance. We are focusing our sights on three key priorities – customer centricity, continuous improvement, and creating a culture of belonging for our employees. Join us as we take the next step on our journey to building the premier utility.
This position is within the company’s litigation section which provides legal support to the business units of a major public utility located in Arkansas. The successful candidate will be charged with responsibility for handling a broad range of casualty and/or commercial litigation matters in various venues around the state.
Broad-based knowledge and experience in the utility business would be helpful, but not required. The successful candidate will be expected to handle their own docket of cases individually or as part of a litigation team. Reliance on outside counsel would be minimal. The daily work schedule may sometimes exceed ordinary business hours. This position requires working daily from employer's office location. Attendance and participation in regularly scheduled in-person meetings, conferences, hearings, court appearances, mediations/arbitration, and trials. Some in state and out of state travel may be required, when needed. Attendance at industry/company related functions is also expected.
The candidate must also be comfortable interacting with members of senior management and company executives.
A Juris Doctorate, current license to practice law in the State of Arkansas and solid litigation experience are required.
Counsel: 5+ years in a law firm or in-house in one or more applicable areas of Corporate/Commercial, Litigation.
Counsel Sr: 7+ years in a law firm or in-house in one or more applicable areas of Corporate/Commercial, Litigation.
Desired: 6-10 years of legal experience incasualty orcomplex commercial litigation
Preferred Education and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited law school; membership in good standing of the Arkansas Bar; and 6-10 years litigation experience in state and/or federal courts. Extensive casualty and commercial litigation experience, with an ability to individually manage an entire docket of cases assigned, with minimal supervision. Drafting Answers, Third-Party Demands, Cross Claims; propounding and responding to discovery, conducting and defending depositions (experts and lay witnesses), handling all aspects of motion practice, preparing Pre-Trial Orders, and preparing cases for mediations/arbitrations, judge and jury trials, and appeals are a daily part of the job.
An ability to work in various disciplines is also preferred. Must be able to work on a regular basis from employer's office location, attend and participate regularly in-person in meetings, conferences, hearings and other functions, including travel as reasonably necessary. Strong interpersonal and communications skills; a solid work ethic; and demonstrated success in prior employment. Corporate defense work and prior employment at a regionally or nationally recognized law firm or a public utility is preferred.
Primary Location: Arkansas-Little Rock
Job Function :Professional
FLSA Status :Professional
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings :1
Req ID: 102297
Travel Percentage :Up to 25%
An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere (https://jobs.entergy.com/content/EEO/?locale=en_US) to view the full statement.
As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.
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