PSEG Senior/Assistant General Litigation Counsel in Newark, New Jersey

Requisition ID: 51049

Job Function/Category: Legal

Employment Type: Exempt Full Time

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey. PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy


This position will facilitate the PSEG law department's efforts to drive functional excellence in litigation by managing complex litigation and government investigations. The role in conjunction with the Chief Litigation Counsel will be the primary legal support for litigation in a broad range of matters in both state and federal court, including commercial, regulatory, environmental, securities, product liability, privacy and personal injury cases.

This attorney will both directly represent the Company and manage outside counsel in litigated matters. The position will have lead responsibility on those matters with limited supervision or direction. The role will develop and manage budgets for efficient and effective management of cases. In addition, the role will collaborate with senior lawyers and business partners to provide strategic guidance and solutions to protect and mitigate risk to the company.

We are seeking an individual with the utmost degree of professionalism and integrity, capable of handling highly sensitive and confidential matters, and with an industrious and self-motivated approach with a desire to develop and advance within the organization. As a senior legal counsel, this attorney will be expected to interact with senior business leaders.

Please note this is a multi-level position. The title and grade will be dependent upon the candidate's level of skills, knowledge and experience.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, Education or Experience:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school

  • Member in good standing of the New Jersey Bar

  • 5+ years of general litigation experience

  • First Chair trial experience

  • Excellent oral and written communication, negotiation and presentation skills

  • Professionalism, integrity, and excellent customer/client focus

  • Expertise in handling all aspects of litigation practice, including depositions, written discovery, arbitration/mediation, trial and appeal

  • Proven ability and willingness to handle various types of cases, including highly specialized and complex matters

  • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility, and a strong work ethic; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team

  • Must be detail oriented and demonstrate excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to exercise exceptional judgment and ability to assess risk

  • Ability to work independently and under time constraints in a fast paced and dynamic environment

  • Prior in-house counsel and/or major law firm experience preferred.

  • Candidate must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity. Successful candidate must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices


As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG Long Island, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

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Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

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Diversity at PSEG: Equal Opportunity Employer

PSEG is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. PSEG's policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations.

Need to request an accommodation?

If you have a disability and need assistance submitting your resume, applying for a position or registering for a test, please call 973-430-3845. Any information provided regarding a disability will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone involved in making a hiring decision.

PSEG is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.