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Government and Government Relations Attorney in Detroit, MI

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Company name

DTE Energy Company

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


USA Detroit, MI

Date Last Verified

Mar 29,2018

Posted on

Mar 11,2018

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Senior Attorney - Regulatory Duties: Provides legal services in matters with some complexity and sensitivity calling on a significant breadth of knowledge and depth of experience. Has a broad business perspective and applies this perspective to legal analysis and solutions to meet objectives. Leads others in plans and execution and can lead teams or coordinate with other areas to provide legal services. May be called to represent the interests of the Company in any number of formal or informal legal proceedings including but not limited to federal, state or local judicial, or alternative dispute resolution processes. Accepts increasingly complex or sensitive legal projects and sees that they are effectively resolved in an efficient manner. May research legal principles and precedents, consult with outside counsel, draft and execute legal documents, gather relevant information using multiple sources and methods, provide work guidance to other professional or paraprofessional and support staff to develop solutions to business problems. Works with minimum legal supervision and collaboratively with all levels of internal clients.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Graduate of accredited law school and admitted to the state Bar of permanent residence within a reasonable time and 5+ years of legal experience. Preferred: Substantial prior experience with state and/or federal regulatory matters, including representing electric and/or gas utilities before the Michigan Public Service Commission (or another state public utility commission) and/or the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Significant litigation background and experience, including experience with(a) preparing briefs, motions, case evaluation summaries and other documents as required by the nature of a case, (b) preparing witnesses for testimony, (c) conducting trials in state, federal and/or administrative courts, and (d) negotiating settlements and settlement documents. Exhibits exceptional verbal and non-verbal communication, written and presentation skills. Analytic and problem solving skills consistent with the ability to identify key issues from a broad range of alternatives and recommend optimal solutions for various situations. Ability to work in a team and/or matrix structure, supporting multiple clients, procedures and policy. Cope with multiple demands from superiors, peers and subordinates in a positive and even-handed fashion; displaying a calm demeanor under pressure. Competent with prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, issues or projects that may include high-visibility initiatives and require innovation, teamwork and planning. Initiate new ideas and approaches; challenging orthodox practices and approaches with reasonable and sound alternatives. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, i.e. MS-Word and Excel sufficient to apply them with minimal instruction or guidance.

Additional info

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
DTE Energy Company
One Energy Plaza
Detroit, MI 48226