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FirstEnergy Corp. Legal Specialist in Reading, Pennsylvania

Legal Specialist


Reading, PA, US, 19612-6001

Job Function: Legal

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 43233

FirstEnergy at a Glance

We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to integrity, safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 3,500 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with the FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00]

This individual provides support to the Legal Department and other departments throughout the Company in various legal and regulatory matters. All tasks are performed under the direction or supervision of an attorney.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing drafts of legal documents, such as routine pleadings and appearance notices, as well as case summaries and other similar documents

  • Administering client companies’ defense of formal complaint proceedings as directed by attorney, including coordination with affected business units

  • Filing pleadings, applications and other documents with the appropriate court or administrative agency, as directed by an attorney

  • Conducting legal research, including the use of Lexis and other resources

  • Assisting in-house counsel or interfacing with outside counsel, as appropriate, in the discovery process, including drafting answers to interrogatories; drafting answers to requests to produce documents; collecting and reviewing documents in response to such requests

  • Retrieving information from agency or court files and dockets

  • Coordinating file management, including organization, tracking and monitoring of litigation of regulatory cases


  • ABA Paralegal Certification or equivalent is required.

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required; Bachelor's degree in a related discipline is preferred.

  • Minimum 2 years related work experience is required. Related work experience includes legal research, document preparation, and providing direct attorney assistance.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Sharepoint, OneDrive, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat); experienced with Lexis and Westlaw products.

  • SAP and PACER experience helpful

  • Experience in working with state public utility commissions preferred

  • Able to manage multiple tasks and prioritize assignments

  • Strong attention to detail and excellent proofreading skills required

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Able to work flexible hours when needed

Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

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