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Philadelphia Gas Works Senior Attorney - Regulatory / Commercial / Energy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Gas Works

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Free Health Insurance Options– Free Dental Insurance – Flex Spending - Commuter Benefits - Pension Plan – Free Parking – Wellness Programs – Onsite Gyms – Tuition Assistance- PSLF Eligible Employer- Parental Leave- Hybrid Work Environment

The Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is the largest municipally-owned gas utility in the nation, supplying gas service in the City of Philadelphia to over 500,000 customers. From its humble beginnings in 1836, PGW has grown into the large, modern facility that exists today. As one of the nation's leading natural gas providers, PGW prides itself on stability and continual growth. PGW is dedicated to becoming the Greenest Natural Gas Delivery Company in the region.

Become part of the PGW Team!

The Senior Staff Attorney reviews and prepares litigation materials and various other documents, advises, and represents the company in a variety of legal matters which may include but not be limited to regulatory, litigation, collections, bankruptcy, labor, municipal, energy and other areas requiring legal counseling and/or assistance. The Senior Attorney coordinates matters referred to outside law firms and handles matters that are more complex with greater potential liability or recovery than matters handled by the Staff Attorney. Assists manager in the development of staff attorneys by providing input to manager on reviews, determining suitability for special assignments and identifying training needs.

Provide legal advice on matters affecting the interests of PGW primarily as it relates to a variety of legal matters which may include but not be limited to regulatory, litigation, municipal, energy and other areas requiring legal counseling and/or assistance etc.; prepares appropriate related legal documents.

Research appropriate legal opinions, rulings, and findings to provide the soundest legal advice regarding company matters.

Advise and actively represents PGW in negotiations, administrative and court actions as assigned; prepares appropriate legal documents associated with these processes. Assignments may include but are not limited to:

Public Utility Commission (PUC) matters

Customer Service hearings

Rates and Budget administrative proceedings

Gas Commission hearings

Legislative matters

FERC matters

General litigation

Analyze and interpret federal, state, and local statutes, case law, ordinances, legislation, and regulations to determine their application to company business procedures, policy, and practices.

Advise management and represents legal perspective on new and proposed changes to company policies, procedures, and practices.

Consult with other departments as necessary to carry out assigned responsibilities.

Perform other special projects and assignments as requested

Must be a law school graduate with an LLB or JD degree

Must be admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.

5 or more years of experience working with laws and regulations related to litigation, commercial, energy, and/or regulatory law.

Practice before governmental/regulatory agencies such as the PUC, Gas Commission, City of Philadelphia, FERC, City Council, etc. preferred.

Must have analytical and communication skills with the to interpret and translate complex legal terms into written and verbal forms that are easily understood by all levels of staff

Must have leadership ability with a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions to provide guidance to lower-level peer group and assist Legal Department in identifying the best people for special assignments and advancement.

Residency Requirement: All employees of the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) must live in the City of Philadelphia for the duration of their employment. If a candidate does not live in the City of Philadelphia at the time of hire, he/she must move into the city within twelve (12) months of his/her hire date.

We offer a strong benefit package that includes free basic health and dental insurance. PGW is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/VAAP/EEO.

Location: 800 W Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA19122

While we appreciate all responses, only those who are uniquely qualified will be contacted. Local candidates will be given preference – interview expenses are not funded

ID: 2021-1629

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Street: 800 West Montgomery Avenue