Senior Attorney (Power, Transmission and Regulatory)

Location: 

White Plains, US

Summary

Provides legal advice/counsel to all NYPA’s business and functional areas. Researches, analyzes, and interprets proposed and existing laws, statutes, and regulations. Identifies, monitors, and addresses issues of legal risk. Informs and contributes to the structuring, drafting, negotiating and/or approval of legal contracts, letters of agreement, policies and other documents. May represent NYPA during litigation, arbitration, mediation or other disputes with courts, government agencies, or other legal authorities. Specialties may include but are not limited to Contract Management, Employment Law, Governmental/Regulatory Affairs and Litigation. #LI-CJ1

Responsibilities

  • Under the general direction of an Assistant General Counsel, work directly with senior management to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of NYPA’s and its subsidiaries’ business operations to provide relevant legal advice, research and support
  • Research recent changes in law, rules and regulations related to NYPA’s and its subsidiaries’ business activities, and draft relevant memoranda and/or update governance or transactional documents accordingly
  • Conduct legal research, analyze and draft legal opinions and briefs
  • Attend meetings with senior management, with or without senor level attorneys, and provide support and counsel relative to key legal issues to support the business units
  • Handle cases and informal disputes on behalf of NYPA and its subsidiaries with supervisory oversight in judicial or other administrative forums
  • Interact with clients to develop and implement strategies that further NYPA’s and its subsidiaries programs and related  business activities
  • Serve on committees and/or task forces and report to Assistant General Counsel on progress and developments as legal issues arise
  • Report on major developments to supervisory senior attorneys and/or an Assistant General Counsel

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to conduct advanced legal research and critically analyze case law and statutes
  • Ability to draft legal opinions and briefs
  • Ability to achieve and maintain professional, courteous and positive relations with clients
  • Demonstrate advanced ability to handle projects and transactions independently
  • Advanced case management and time management skills
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced experience and knowledge of the Authority’s structure and policies
  • Advanced ability to work with all levels of the organization
  • Must be detail and multi-task oriented
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information with discretion

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Juris Doctor Degree, admission to the New York State Bar and admitted to practice in New York State and Federal courts is required
  • Minimum 5 years of legal experience preferred
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: of law relevant to NYPA, such as energy, regulatory, litigation, commercial and finance, and employment
  • Experience in utility industry preferred

Physical Requirements

Up to 25% travel primarily within NY State

The New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $122,900.00 - $168,990.00. The salary offered will be determined based on the successful candidates’ relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

The New York Power Authority and Canal Corporation believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across New York and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race/color, creed/religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, age, disability, military status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy and related conditions, familial/marital status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, arrest/criminal conviction record or any other category protected by law. 
 
NYPA/Canals will also provide reasonable accommodations during the hiring process related to candidates’ disabilities, pregnancy-related conditions, religious observances/practices and/or domestic violence concerns.  To request an accommodation, please email accessibility@nypa.gov. 

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