• Counsel/Sr. Counsel - Regulatory

    NiSourceColumbus, OH 43201

    Job #1198609123

  • Introduction

    Reports to the Assistant General Counsel - Regulatory.

    Located in Columbus, OH.

    Provides legal advice to clients on matters of varying complexity.

    Combines knowledge of one or more legal specialties with sound business acumen, and knowledge of business goals and objectives.

    Senior Counsel: Has significant experience and subject matter expertise. Will typically have at least 5 - 10 years of regulatory experience. Counsel: Will typically work in conjunction with and receive direction from more senior attorneys. Responsibilities

    Resolves legal issues and provides proactive, business-savvy legal advice and counsel.

    Manages complex matters.

    Works with outside counsel on select matters.

    Anticipates internal/external business and regulatory issues and provides applicable legal advice.

    Drafts, reviews and revises legal documents.

    Negotiates with outside parties on regulatory, contractual issues and legal disputes.

    Assists in training clients on legal issues.

    Communicates with clients regarding status updates.

    Practice Area Specific Responsibilities

    Prosecute cases before the Ohio and Kentucky utility commissions

    Personally handle all aspects of administrative litigation, including settlement negotiations, trial preparation, discovery, and litigation

    Prepare comments and responsive documents for rulemaking proceedings, or manage outside counsel in preparing comments

    Assist with the review and drafting of legislation

    Prepare applications to perform new services or amend existing tariffs

    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 hearing, including discovery, witness preparation, filing motions, etc.

    Advise and counsel clients on regulated agreements and projects

    Counsel clients on new regulatory rules and put processes in place to ensure compliance with new rules

    Negotiate and draft contracts with customers for regulated tariff services as well as special contracts.

    Prepare and prosecute facility siting applications

    Represent the company in investigations and customer complaints before regulatory commissions

    Work closely with the compliance and customer services teams to resolve informal customer complaints and inquiries

    Conducts legal research

    Qualifications

    Member in good standing of Ohio bar required; member in good standing in Kentucky bar or willingness to become licensed in Kentucky

    Experience in the utility industry or other regulated industry is strongly preferred.

    Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of the organization.

    Experience with independent case handling responsibility

    Demonstrated 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 critical thinking skills with the ability to apply abstract concepts of law to 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.

    Ability to work with and lead cross functional teams.

    Demonstrated sound judgment.

    Strong leadership and interpersonal skills including ability to engender trust, respect and confidence.

    Exemplary personal and professional integrity and business ethics.

    Commitment to diversity and a respect for others.

    Additional Information:Overtime and some travel are required.

    Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

    NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this ~~~ applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

    For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at ~~~ before May 20th!

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    Job Family: Legal

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