Job Details

Counsel/sr Counsel

Company name

NiSource

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Valid Through

Oct 24,2019

Posted on

Jul 11,2019

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required

Location

Westborough, MA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Counsel/Sr Counsel
Key Responsibilities: Resolves legal issues and provides proactive, business-savvy legal advice and counsel. Primary responsibility for successfully resolving complex regulatory matters. Supervises/manages outside counsel on regulatory matters. Anticipates internal/external business and regulatory issues and provides applicable legal advice. Reviews and revises legal documents. Negotiates with outside parties on complex regulatory matters. Assists in training clients on legal issues. Communicates with clients and management regarding status updates. Practice Area Specific Responsibilities: Prosecute cases before the Department of Public Utilities and handle necessary appeals; Personally handle all aspects of administrative litigation, including trial preparation, discovery, and litigation; Prepare comments and responsive documents for rulemaking proceedings; Prepare applications to perform new services or amend existing tariffs; Participate in or represent Columbia Gas of Massachusetts in technical conferences; Prepare, draft and review applications for various filings such as financing approvals, tracker requests, waivers, etc. Prepare rate case filings and participate in all aspects of rate case hearings, including discovery, witness preparation, filing motions and have primary responsibility for successful outcome; Draft responses for notices of probable violations; Negotiate settlements of regulatory matters; Advise and counsel clients on regulatory aspect of various agreements and projects; Counsel clients on new regulatory rules and direct/guide establishment of processes to comply with new rules; Negotiate and draft contracts with customers for regulated services; Defend the company against customer complaints before regulatory commissions; Representation in connection with formal or informal complaint proceedings or investigations.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have 3 - 5 years of experience as a lawyer in the Utility industry is required. Experience handling cases independently. Ability to balance the legal issues of a project with the goals of the business through the demonstration of strong, pragmatic business acumen and the ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice. Strong, logical legal analytical capability with the ability to apply the law to facts and issues at hand and make timely, well-reasoned and appropriate decisions to solve problems. Excellent negotiation and mediation skills. Strong advocacy skills. Skilled at managing multiple tasks simultaneously and effectively. Ability to function autonomously, yet understands necessity of advising management of work progress and any unusual situations. Ability to work independently and efficiently under time pressures and deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Adaptable to changing environments. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with multi-functional teams to achieve desired results. Strong leadership, managerial and interpersonal skills including ability to engender trust, respect and confidence. Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of the organization. Exemplary personal and professional integrity and business ethics. Commitment to diversity and a respect for others.

Additional info

Job ID: 923003

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
NiSource
4 Technology Drive
Westborough, MA 01581

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