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Litigation - General/Commercial Attorney in Saint Petersburg, FL

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Jan 12, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
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Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Senior Counsel - State Regulatory
The candidate should have significant experience and maturity and work under the direction of a Deputy General Counsel on defined legal problems or legal problems lacking clear precedent which require the application of specialized expertise and business acumen in Florida. Primary duties include work on Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) matters, including support for a multitude of regulatory filings, and provision of legal advice regarding the day-to-day functions of the company. Works on non-routine matters which require a broad and thorough understanding of the Company’s business and industry. Perform complex assignments, using legal research, analytical and writing skills. Provide legal advice to management regarding matters of some complexity which may have a material dollar impact on business operations. Research legal principles and precedents, consult with outside counsel, draft and execute legal documents, and gather relevant case information using multiple sources and methods. Handles FPSC litigation matters and conducts hearings including presentation of witnesses and cross examination. Coordinates and collaborates on regulatory matters that have various areas of overlap within the business. Advice and counsel on compliance matters relevant to regulatory matters. Oversee and manage routine regulatory reporting and compliance filings. Provides counsel to electric management and represents the company in administrative litigation in regulatory proceedings involving services, pricing, rates, customers service matters, transmission, distribution and generation planning, fuel procurement and system operations, tariffs, territorial agreements, compliance matters, renewable energy, regulatory accounting, storm cost recovery, and other federal and state law compliance matters which require quick study and a willingness to learn the regulated energy industry. Responsible for regulatory proceedings, the defense or prosecution of Appellate Cases as assigned and numerous rulemakings, interventions in other related matters. Represents the company in regulatory matters such as rate cases, storm cost recovery proceedings, rulemakings, clause proceedings, electric supply matters and appellate cases requiring specialized expertise in state regulatory proceedings and a thorough understanding of the regulatory concerns facing the company in order to negotiate the best possible terms for the company’s business and its customers. Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (JD) from an accredited law school is required. Should be Licensed to practice law in Florida or eligible for comity. 5 years minimum experience practicing law is required, should preferable have Florida regulatory/agency experience. Litigation experience is desired. should preferable have Experience in interacting with multiple stakeholders/collaborative groups in reaching multi-party resolutions. Should preferable have knowledge of Duke Energy and its various business operations. Posting Expiration Date Saturday, January 16, 2021.

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