Associate General Counsel - NC Regulatory

Duke Energy CorporationRaleigh, North CarolinaFull Time

More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Build an exciting, rewarding career with us – help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.

**Position Summary

** Experienced and knowledgeable attorney with in-depth knowledge concerning a broad range of state energy regulatory policy issues. Substantial state utility commission experience, energy policy and renewable energy experience preferred, with a preference for litigation and oral advocacy experience. Will be responsible for providing legal guidance requiring independent judgment and frequent client contact. Provide high quality and timely legal advice and counsel in support of the business unit or legal practice for all utility matters, with a special emphasis on issues associated with the energy transition generally, including integrated resource planning and renewable energy. Attorney also assigned responsibility for routine legal matters including, but not limited to ratemaking, PURPA policy issues, prudence determinations, affiliate issues, and other issues germane to an investor-owned regulated utility. Develop relationships with clients to ensure client communication and responsiveness. Demonstrate responsiveness and teamwork within the legal department.

Associate General Counsel - NC Regulatory works under the direction of a Deputy General Counsel on defined legal problems or legal problems lacking clear precedent which require the application of specialized expertise and business acumen. The incumbent’s primary duties will be to work on administrative litigation matters in North Carolina concerning general energy policy issues and to otherwise addresses legal and regulatory problems and concerns arising out of the day-to-day functions of Duke Energy. Works on non-routine matters which require a broad and thorough understanding of the Duke Energy’s business and industry.

  • Perform complex assignments, using legal research, analytical and writing skills, involving both state and federal law.
  • Provide legal advice to management regarding matters of some complexity which may have a material dollar impact on business operations.
  • Research legal principles and precedents, consult with outside counsel, draft and execute legal documents, and gather relevant case information using multiple sources and methods.
  • Handles administrative litigation matters and conducts hearings including presentation of witnesses and cross examination.
  • Coordinates and collaborates on regulatory matters that have various areas of overlap within the business.
  • Advice and counsel on compliance matters relevant to regulatory matters.
  • Oversee and manage routine regulatory reporting and compliance filings.


  • Provides counsel to electric management and represent Duke Energy in administrative litigation in regulatory proceedings involving renewable energy matters as well as pricing, rates, customers service matters, transmission, distribution and generation planning, fuel procurement and system operations, tariffs, territorial assignment, compliance matters, regulatory accounting and other federal and state law compliance matters which require quick study and a desire to expand existing knowledge in regulated energy industry.
  • Responsible for regulatory proceedings, the defense or prosecution of Appellate Cases as assigned and numerous rulemakings, interventions in other related matters.
  • Responsible for supporting key stakeholder engagement initiatives for the betterment of Duke Energy and its customers.
  • Represents Duke Energy in regulatory matters requiring specialized expertise in state regulatory proceedings and a thorough understanding of the regulatory concerns facing Duke Energy in order to negotiate the best possible outcomes for Duke Energy’s business and its customers.

**Working Conditions

  • Must live in Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area.
  • Ability to travel interstate to key conferences to various locations in the US 2 to 3 times per year
  • Hybrid – Work will be performed from both remote and onsite locations after the onboarding period. However, hybrid employees should live within a reasonable commute to the designated Duke Energy facility.

**Required/Basic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (JD) from an accredited law school
  • Minimum of seven (7) or more years of experience practicing law
  • Licensed to practice law in North Carolina or Licensed to practice in any state in the US and eligible for admission under North Carolina bar rules

**Desired Qualifications

  • North Carolina regulatory/agency experience
  • Litigation experience
  • Understanding of emerging energy issues
  • Experience in interacting with multiple stakeholders/collaborative groups in reaching multi-party resolutions
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a group of people for long hours under deadline pressures
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills.
  • Broad, in-depth knowledge and experience in the energy industry
  • Knowledge of Duke Energy and its various business operations
  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills
  • Ability to collaborate as an effective member of the team
  • Excellent work product and attention to detail
  • Proven effective legal research and writing skills
  • Ability to hit the ground running

****Travel Requirements

**** 5-15%

Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)


Represented/Union Position


Visa Sponsored Position


****Posting Expiration Date

**** Sunday, September 10, 2023

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.


Do Not Sell My Personal Information (CA)

Terms of Use


Welcome to

An Exclusive Legal Community for the Best In-House Professionals.
Join the Community

Featured Software

Product logo

Ironclad is the digital contracting platform that in-house legal teams rely upon to unlock the power of their contracts data. By streamli...