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Director Corporate Counsel

Company name

American Water

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 06,2019

Valid Through

Sep 19,2019

Posted on

May 08,2019

Years of Experience

7-10 yrs required

Location

Belleville, IL, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - International Arbitration
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Director Corporate Counsel
The candidate will provide duties include: Provide solutions oriented, proactive, high quality, legal advice and counsel on a wide variety of matters, with a particular focus on utility regulatory matters, business development and corporate and commercial matters, including rates and other regulatory filings and hearings, and business development deal structure, document drafting, due diligence, and negotiations. These duties extend to real estate transactions (purchase, sale, and easements), engineering projects and environmental matters. Direct, participate in and assist in judicial and administrative proceedings, with responsibility for specific items or entire proceedings as appropriate. Such matters include but are not limited to: utility commission and environmental protection proceedings, general litigation, mediation, arbitration, administrative hearings, customer complaint proceedings, and other dispute resolution proceedings. Provide legislative/regulatory evaluations and advice, including the drafting of proposed legislation or changes thereto and providing explanation of the organization’s position on such matters for legislators and governmental stakeholders. Lead governance of PAC’s. Represent the organization in making presentations before internal and external committees, boards, commissions, and/or other governmental organizations. Assist in the maximization of quality, cost and efficiency of acquired external legal services. Manage state legal budgets and spend. Report to Divisional General Counsel while providing services to state subsidiaries in Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Indiana, and Michigan. Perform other projects as assigned by the American Water Vice President and Deputy General Counsel or Executive Vice President and General Counsel and state Presidents.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. Must have 7-10+ years of experience as a licensed, practicing attorney with strong corporate and commercial experience is desired (may have a combination of law firm and corporate experience). Must be licensed to practice in the state of Illinois or Missouri, with ability to obtain professional licensing reciprocity or corporate in-house attorney status in other divisional states, if available. Must have expertise in one or more practice areas relevant to the business; i.e., public utility laws and regulations, corporate and commercial transactions such as mergers and acquisitions and other business development transactions, litigation, real estate transactions, environmental, and administrative law. Must have excellent written and oral communication, analytical and drafting skills. Must have strong interpersonal skills with an emphasis on initiative, knowledge sharing, team building and decision-making. Must have strong business acumen and leadership skills. Must have ability to work collaboratively on a variety of teams. Must have excellent organizational and project management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities and crisis situations. Must have ability to balance legal risks and business objectives, providing a range of solutions and relative risk related to each. Must have ability to handle sensitive/confidential information in a proper manner.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 97102

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Water
300 North Water Works Drive
Belleville, IL 62223