Corporate Counsel

E.ON Climate and Renewables - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)3.5

Intermediate-Level attorney, capable of acting with some independence though, generally, under the direction of more experienced counsel in providing legal advice and assistance to management. Has the ability to work with some independence when providing advice on general legal topics, and has developed the ability to support legal activities that require more specific legal expertise, such as litigation management, health and safety, employment, finance, M&A, construction and procurement. Assists in preparing and negotiating documents which accurately convey the company’s intent. Gains general exposure to company management, coordinates the activities of outside legal counsel and capable of working with an increasing level of independence in the performance of legal work. Typical duties include:

Coordinating work of outside legal counsel and providing legal counsel to management within the company with the advice and assistance of more experienced counsel.
Analyzing and summarizing complicated legal documents, including contracts, and making suggestions for alterations of those documents.
Negotiating with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes, including settlement conferences.
Drafting contracts, real estate documents, government or regulatory applications, etc.
Anticipating and mitigating potential legal problems within the organization and developing strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk.
Solving problems in a practical manner, asking questions and learning new things.
Working in a variety of areas of the law, with a variety of business stakeholders, particularly in the renewable industry

3-8 years of legal experience in an in-house or law firm setting

Experience or interest in renewable energy as well as legal areas such as transactional work, safety and/or litigation helpful

Undergraduate Degree; Juris Doctor Degree from a U.S. law school; Qualification as a lawyer in the United States and a member of the bar of the State Bar of the Illinois (or capable to be admitted by way of reciprocity).

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