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Government and Government Relations Attorney in Shreveport, LA

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May 04, 2021

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required


Shreveport, LA, United States
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Counsel-Senior Counsel (Regulatory)
Duties: Represent operating companies in administrative litigation and related appeals to civil courts, including regulatory proceedings before public service commissions, and various other state commissions that have jurisdiction over electric utility rates and operations. Representation includes legal research, motion practice, discovery, commenting on proposed rules, reviewing and drafting testimony, presenting company witnesses and cross-examining opposing witnesses in hearing, writing briefs and appellate practice; reviewing and drafting legislation; providing legal advice to management and other company personnel regarding all aspects of public utility regulation; exercising independent legal judgment; and working with outside legal counsel, state attorneys general, commission staff and industry stakeholders. Coordinate and implement regulatory and legislative strategies for companies. Develop and manage advocacy before state utility commissions. Manage regulatory activities at the state level. Monitor, analyze and oversee preparation of regulatory supporting documents including testimony, comments, briefs, proposed orders, white papers and discovery data responses. Assist in the development of relationships with representatives of state legislative/regulatory and enforcement agencies to ensure effective communication, partnership and cooperation.

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Requirements: JD Degree /LLB required. Admitted to practice in Louisiana. Beneficial to be admitted in other states such as Texas and/or Arkansas. 3-5 years of experience with a law firm or corporate legal department, preferably including experience before a state utility regulatory commission relating to electric public utilities. Prior experience representing parties in electric utility matters before the state public service commissions in Louisiana, Arkansas or Texas. Solid understanding of of regulatory and legislative environment at state level, especially in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas. Strong understanding of electric utility industry. Solid understanding of legal and regulatory issues relating to electric utilities. Solid understanding of electric utility ratemaking and CCN process. Ability to manage all levels of regulatory docketed proceedings, tariff filings, rulemakings and legislative process. Experience presenting and crossing witnesses in administrative hearings. Big picture oriented, yet focus driven, with strong attention to detail. Communication Skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong advocacy and negotiation skills. Ability to communicate cross functionally with all business units. Ability to relate to many different constituencies in a positive, proactive manner that will engender confidence from company management, employees, state utility commissions and other industry groups. Problem solver coupled with good conflict resolution skills. Extremely organized, self-starter and result oriented. Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, a good working knowledge of regulatory law, and sound legal judgment, as well as a proven ability for initiative, creativity, good judgment and working independently of direct supervision, while being aligned with the goals of the corporate Legal Department.

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