Assistant General Counsel, ComEd (Advisory & Counseling)

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Location: OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, United States
Organization: ComEd
Job ID: 239893
Date Posted: Aug 6, 2022
Job: Legal & Claims

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Job Description

Description

Be a part of something powerful at America's premier energy provider!

At Exelon, we are united by our values and shared vision for a cleaner and brighter future. We encourage curiosity, value diverse perspectives and we never stop looking for ways to be, work and do better. We know the future is in our hands. That's why we're looking for people like you, who have the power to make a difference.

As the nation's largest utility company, we serve more than 10 million customers through six fully regulated transmission and distribution utilities � Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco). All 18,000 of us are committed to delivering safe, reliable and affordable energy to our customers, strengthening our communities, supporting a clean energy future and reducing our impact on the changing climate.

Our people are the heart and soul of our business. Whether it's powering lives, supporting communities or collaborating with colleagues, an Exelon employee is talented, compassionate, forward-thinking and inspired. We are empowered to evolve and advance our careers in an open and inclusive environment. We pride ourselves on being the kind of place where people want to come and stay. We know that investing in our employees' futures strengthens ours, which is why we offer competitive compensation, incentives and health and retirement benefits.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

A qualified attorney, preferably with regulatory experience, to provide compliance and counseling advice and support to the Company.


PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provides counsel concerning advisory, compliance, and other regulatory matters not involving contested litigation on a variety of topics including but not limited to property acquisition, negotiations and agreements with customers, commercial contracts, affiliate contracts, financings, marketing and communications materials, franchise agreements, inter-utility and affiliate relationships, tariff drafting and interpretation, and ethics matters. Acts as a state legislative specialist on behalf of the Company. Has strong comprehension of the electric utility business.  

    • Under minimal supervision, plans, conducts and supervises complex legal assignments, requiring an ability to evaluate matters that may have a major bearing on the Company’s business; evaluates legal and business risks and regulatory viability of strategic initiatives and advises clients accordingly

    • Interprets and applies internal policies consistent with the law

    • Manages annual and quarterly internal and external reporting obligations.

 

  • Prepares and manages budgets for all matters involving outside counsel and manage outside counsel engagement
  • Provides lead direction and/or project leadership direction to less experienced attorneys and support staff
    Projects / duties as assigned


JOB SCOPE

  • Supports more senior attorneys in the ongoing management of relationships and matters on behalf of ComEd, including with internal clients, outside counsel, external stakeholders and state regulators 
  • Demonstrates superior legal judgment in the business context
  • Demonstrates innovation; generates new ideas and devises original and successful solutions, programs and actions

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  •   An LLB or JD from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in IL or comparable jurisdiction 
  •  At least 5-8 years of relevant professional experience
  •  Possesses and applies a comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices and procedures relevant to the operation and success of a utility regulatory practice 
  •  Requires excellent legal research, analytical abilities and an ongoing knowledge of federal or state law
  •  Must have the ability to communicate clearly – both orally and in writing; to read and analyze legal materials and other data; to work in stressful conditions under time deadlines
  • Superior writing skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  •  Experience with legislative analysis on behalf of a regulated company or industry.
  •  Knowledge of real estate law relevant to an Illinois utility.
  •  Experience with basic contractual drafting (NDAs, MOUs)
  •  Experience providing direct counsel to clients.
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