ITC Holdings Counsel, Cap & Maint in Novi, Michigan

Counsel, Cap & Maint

Location: MI - Novi

Department: Legal - Utility Operations

Description

JOB SUMMARY

Practice as an attorney and address legal matters for the company at an advanced level on a broad range of complex issues within the Legal Department’s Capital Projects and Maintenance practice group. Provide advice or training to entry level attorneys.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Addresses complex issues falling in the Capital Projects and Maintenance practice group's area of responsibility, which generally advises on and assists with the completion of capital and maintenance projects, supports securing necessary governmental approvals and private rights necessary to complete such projects, and supports the real estate group by addressing legal matters related to maintenance, protection, and acquisition of real estate.

  • Analyzes complex issues, resolve problems, and provide expert information to internal clients on complex issues; provide legal counsel to company management and personnel on a broad range of issues that present varied and difficult problems of interpretation and analysis.

  • Advises and advocate on behalf of the company with advanced skill on complex issues.

  • Manages or participates in handling pending or threatened litigation or disputes, including litigation strategy, drafting and submission of pleadings, discovery, oral arguments, settlement negotiations, and other litigation activities.

  • Reviews contracts and other legal documents; manages or participates in handling contract negotiations; advises company employee/leaders on terms of legal documents and potential impact on the company.

  • Analyzes and reviews statutes, regulations, orders, case law, and other precedent or rules, and advises company employees/leaders on substance and impact on the company related to such issuances.

  • Conducts legal research and analysis of statutes, case law, agency orders and other precedent as necessary; counsels company employees/leaders on legal matters through verbal and written communications.

  • Manages outside counsel and other vendors retained to assist on Legal Department matters

REQUIREMENTS

  • Juris Doctor from an American Bar Association accredited law school.

  • Licensed to practice law in Michigan.

  • Must be able to practice in state and federal courts.

  • Seven (7) years’ experience as a practicing attorney.

  • Four (4) years’ experience in handling business litigation cases and business disputes; such experience in utility context preferred.

  • Two (2) years’ experience in handling legal matters and disputes related to real estate, such experience in utility context preferred.

  • Familiarity with processes related to regulation of utilities or energy companies preferred.

  • Utility industry knowledge preferred.

  • Ability to work independently in area of responsibility and manage projects.

  • Ability to effectively conduct research of legal precedent and other information related to performance of job duties.

  • Possess sound analytical problem-solving, decision-making, and documentation skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors and individuals inside and outside the Company.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects with conflicting priorities.

  • Ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Word and email applications in performing job duties.

ITC Holdings is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment

to diversity. Females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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