Job Details

Associate Legal Counsel

Company name

WGL Holdings, Inc.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 18,2019

Valid Through

Oct 31,2019

Posted on

May 31,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Associate Legal Counsel
The candidate, under general direction, provides legal representation of the Company and specializes primarily in defensive litigation matters. Provides legal advice and services in matters of substantial importance to the operations of the company. Protects the organization's rights in litigation, negotiations, and settlements. Oversees and co-ordinates the conduct of cases handled by outside counsel and insurance counsel. Develops, litigates and conducts trials of court cases, and matters in alternative dispute resolution. Ensures compliance with laws and regulations. Determines and executes legal strategies for assigned cases. Counsels and renders legal opinions, memoranda and recommendations helpful to management. Advises appropriate persons of pertinent court and administrative decisions, examines pending or current legislation. Represents the company’s interests before the courts, administrative bodies and other outside groups.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a J.D. degree. Must have 5+ years of progressive legal experience after receiving law degree with demonstrated skills in litigation and corporate matters. Experience with CERCLA and disputes arising from utility operations helpful. Law license in Maryland, Virginia or the District of Columbia preferred. Should also have experience specializing in general litigation cases, including preparing for trial, defending or taking depositions, and/or actual trial experience, preferably in civil cases pending before state courts of general jurisdiction as well as federal district courts. Experience negotiating legal agreements and resolving disputes with a high degree of discretion and trust required. Demonstrated knowledge of several legal disciplines preferred.

Additional info

Ref. #: R653

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
WGL Holdings, Inc.
101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20080

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