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Senior Counsel (Nuclear) The candidate will provide legal support to firm's business units on matters regarding compliance with nuclear laws and related topics regarding all aspects of the licensing, operation and decommissioning of commercial nuclear power reactors, use of nuclear materials and used nuclear fuel management. Will also provides legal support to firm's business units regarding compliance with nuclear and non-nuclear export laws and regulations. May also involve providing legal support related to the acquisition, divesture, construction, development, ownership and procurement of nuclear facilities, in collaboration with Law Department attorneys in other practice groups. The position requires routine and frequent interaction with internal clients at all levels of the organization. Representing the company in legal and regulatory proceedings. Reviewing, and at times, drafting, of regulatory filings and correspondence, pleadings, briefs, nondisclosure agreements, contract clauses, external communications, and other documents with legal or regulatory implications. Directing major regulatory proceedings and litigation, including supervision of and direction to outside counsel, coordinating responses to discovery, issuing legal holds, reviewing pleadings, affidavits, testimony and briefs, hiring outside experts, identifying and coordinating company witnesses, assisting in the preparation of witnesses for depositions, regulatory proceedings and trial, and overall responsibility for developing strategy for the matter, which includes keeping executive (client) management apprised of developments, and obtaining necessary executive (client) management approvals. Supervising and coordinating response to regulatory investigations, including document production, and making company witnesses available to provide testimony. Counseling and advising clients at all levels of the organization on legal and regulatory matters, and developing compliance strategies within overall business plan context. Monitoring federal and state legislative and regulatory actions, court decisions, and company business practices, and advising clients concerning relevant developments. Providing clients with a legal and risk analysis, and recommended course of action. Directing, monitoring, and coordinating outside counsel providing legal services, including management of legal budgets and negotiation of fee arrangements. Participation as the companyâ€™s representative on external legal committees and associations. Perform other duties as requested or assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have 7+ years legal experience related to the above responsibilities. Should have Law Degree (J.D.) from an American Bar Association accredited law school. Must be Active member in good standing with a mandatory State Bar association. Must have experience in leading multi-disciplined teams comprised of legal and non-legal technical professionals involving complex regulatory matters. Expertise in identifying and interpreting federal, state and local laws and regulations related to the commercial nuclear power industry and use of nuclear materials is required. Must have experience with, and some knowledge of state public utility and electric restructuring laws, regulations, issues, and other legal matters related to the public utility and energy industries. State law license required. Must have successful completion of background investigation that would allow for issuance of clearance allowing access to nuclear â€œSafeguardsâ€ information. Must have successful completion of elements required to obtain unescorted access authorization to firm's nuclear facilities.
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