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Sr. Legal Counsel

Enbridge
Posted May 02
Full Time
Akron, Ohio

Posting End Date

May 22, 2024

Employee Type

Regular-Full time

Union/Non

This is a non-union position

Enbridge Gas Ohio is seeking a Senior Counsel with extensive experience in providing comprehensive litigation, regulatory and commercial legal support. The Senior Counsel role will focus on managing and resolving disputes and litigation matters for the East Ohio Gas Company, advising internal clients on sound legal and risk analyses for such matters, and ensuring alignment with Enbridge’s business objectives and appropriate liability and risk.

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Here’s What You Will Do

  • Provide legal advice and litigation legal support to the East Ohio Gas Company and as required, other Enbridge Gas Distribution & Storage (GDS) businesses. Counsel internal clients expertly and reliably.
  • Litigate cases, advise on pre-litigation disputes, and manage internal and external legal resources for these matters.
  • May manage paraprofessionals and may train or supervise less experienced lawyers or claims professionals.
  • Direct, monitor and coordinate outside counsel and internal resources who provide legal services.
  • Draft, review and negotiate legal documents such as contracts, pleadings, briefs, draft order licenses, easements, leases, sales and service agreements, copyright and trademark registrations, public permits and other public-way applications, and documents with legal implications.
  • Review and draft responses to union RFI’s (Requests for Information) and respond to other union communications received by Labor Relations from time to time.
  • Counsel and advise clients on legal, regulatory, and local external affairs matters, and develop strategies within overall business plan context.
  • Monitor applicable local, state, and federal legislative and regulatory actions, court decisions and company business practices, and advise clients concerning relevant developments.
  • Provide clients with legal and risk analyses, recommended courses of action and financial reporting, as required.
  • Duties may also include responding to interrogatories, hiring outside experts, coordinating company experts, preparing witnessed for depositions and trial, or overall responsibility for developing strategy for trial or settlement.

Who You Are

You have:

  • A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and are licensed to practice law in [OHIO (or other states that are acceptable).
  • A minimum of 8 years of direct related experience.
  • Experience in tort and commercial litigation.
  • Experience with, and knowledge of, state public utility laws, regulations, issues, interaction with local authorities, and other legal matters related to the public utility and energy industry.
  • Detailed knowledge of strategic business values and objectives.
  • Independent judgement, and initiative, and ability to work directly with clients.

You Are

  • A good analyst, advocate, and presenter of legal points.

You Can

  • Exhibit good people skills, basic business sense, and awareness of the industry.

Working Conditions

  • Typical office work environment.
  • Travel up to 25%.

_Enbridge provides competitive workplace programs that differentiate us and offer flexibility to our team members. Enbridge’s FlexWork (Hybrid Work Model) offers eligible employees the opportunity to work variable daily schedules with a flexible start and end time, to opt for a compressed workweek schedule, and the option to work from home on Wednesdays and Fridays. Role requirements determine your eligibility for each option or combination of options. #joinourteam

_ Physical Requirements Include But Are Not Limited To

Grasping, kneeling, light – moderate lifting (objects up to 20 pounds), reaching above shoulder, repetitive motion, typing, sitting, standing, visual requirement (able to see screens, detect color coding, read fine print), hearing requirement and the ability to sit at a computer for long periods of time.

Mental Requirements (Both Field & Office) include but are not limited to:

Ability to: understand, remember and apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, understand complex problems and collaborate/explore alternative solutions, organize thoughts and ideas into understandable terminology, organize and prioritize work schedule on a short-term basis, make decisions which have moderate impact on the immediate work unit and monitor impact outside this area, understand and follow basic instructions and guidelines, complete routine forms, compose letters, outlines, memoranda and basic reports and communicate with individuals via telephone.

_Company paid international relocation assistance is not offered for this role.

_ Diversity and inclusion are important to us. Enbridge is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, veteran status, Indigenous/Native American status, or disability. Applicants with disabilities can request accessible formats, communication supports, or other accessibility assistance by contacting careers@enbridge.com.

Information For Applicants

  • Applications can be submitted via our online recruiting system only.
  • We appreciate your interest in working with us; however, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • Final candidates for this position may be required to undergo a security screening, including a criminal records check.

To learn more about us, visit www.enbridge.com