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Assistant General Counsel - PECO

$182,400- $273,600/ year
Posted May 24
Full Time
HybridPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania


Job Description

We're powering a cleaner, brighter future.

Exelon is leading the energy transformation, and we're calling all problem solvers, innovators, community builders and change makers. Work with us to deliver solutions that make our diverse cities and communities stronger, healthier and more resilient.

We're powered by purpose-driven people like you who believe in being inclusive and creative, and value safety, innovation, integrity and community service. We are a Fortune 200 company, 19,000 colleagues strong serving more than 10 million customers at six energy companies -- Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco).

In our relentless pursuit of excellence, we elevate diverse voices, fresh perspectives and bold thinking. And since we know transforming the future of energy is hard work, we provide competitive compensation, incentives, excellent benefits and the opportunity to build a rewarding career.

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Primary Purpose Of Position

A highly experienced attorney who works independently and has major matter, team or client responsibilities as well as certain responsibilities for other attorneys on a project-specific/mentoring basis. Frequently supervises professional teams working on legal matters. Work generally involves handling matters of very substantial importance.

Primary Duties And Accountabilities


  • Provide legal advice and representation to PECO’s electric and natural gas delivery businesses in a variety of state and federal energy regulatory matters (e.g., compliance matters, enforcement matters, regulatory litigation) before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and managing outside counsel assisting in such tasks.
  • Provide legal advice and representation to PECO’s electric and natural gas delivery businesses in matters involving state and local municipal law, including the construction, operation and maintenance of its facilities and safety matters.
  • Provide general legal services to PECO business units, including drafting and negotiating contracts with customers and vendors, drafting service agreements, and other miscellaneous legal matters and managing outside counsel in such tasks.
  • Represent PECO’s interests with electric and gas industry groups, including the Energy Association of Pennsylvania and American Gas Association and in those roles provide recommendations to the Company on policy initiatives, monitor regulatory developments, and comment on formal rulemakings.
  • Provide lead direction and/or project leadership direction to less experienced attorneys and support staff
  • Prepare, and revise as necessary, budgets and early matter assessments for all matters involving outside counsel
  • Projects / duties as assigned



  • Manages relationships and matters with Business Units and outside counsel
  • Demonstrates superior business knowledge in portions of the business and industry; anticipates and understands trends in areas of law related to the business
  • Strong leadership skills; ability to work in stressful conditions under time deadlines




  • An LLB or JD from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in the relevant jurisdictions
  • At least 10-12 years of professional experience in a specialized area of law
  • Possesses and applies a comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of the legal field to the completion of complex assignments
  • Requires excellent legal research, analytical abilities and an ongoing knowledge of federal and/or state law

Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience managing or leading rate cases
  • Experience supervising or developing other attorneys
  • Knowledge of various ratemaking structures
  • Experience interacting with external utility stakeholders



  • Annual salary will vary based on a candidate's skills, qualifications, experience, and other factors: $182,400-$273,600
  • Annual bonus and incentive pay up to 25% plus an additional $25,000 annually for eligible positions
  • 401(k) match and annual company contribution
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, floating and fixed holidays and sick time
  • Maternity leave as well as paid bonding/primary caregiver leave or parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child or to care for an ill family member, as applicable (eligibility based on position)
  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions
  • Wellbeing programs such as tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance and fitness reimbursement
  • Referral bonus program
  • And much more
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