Assistant General Counsel – Commercial and Compliance
An Assistant General Counsel, under the leadership and direction of the General Counsel, provides legal counsel and represents the interests of the Long Island Power Authority (the “Authority”) and its subsidiary, the Long Island Lighting Company d/b/a LIPA, (collectively referred to herein as “LIPA”) as well as that of the Utility Debt Securitization Authority.
The principle areas of responsibility for this Assistant General Counsel position include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Drafting, managing, coordinating and participating in contract negotiations (or overseeing the Authority’s Service Provider, PSEG Long Island, or outside counsel in same) related to power purchase agreements and related financings;
- Negotiating with outside parties on certain other contractual issues and legal disputes related to real estate, tax and environmental matters, including settlement conferences;
- Coordinating dispute resolution proceedings of complex commercial matters across a variety of subject matters;
- Advising senior management on a broad range of federal and state regulatory and compliance matters, including:
- Providing legal guidance to the Procurement Department including liaising with the NYS Office of the State Controller and the NYS Office of the Attorney General;
- Advising on Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprise (“MWBE”) and Service Disabled Veteran’s Owned Business (“SDVOB”) compliance issues;
- Participating in the execution of LIPA’s and UDSA’s legal and regulatory compliance program including obligations pursuant the Public Officers Law, Public Authorities Law, New York State Finance Law, NYS Executive Law, NYS Executive Orders, LIPA’s Codes of Ethics and Conduct, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the New York State Department of Public Service, NYS Administrative Law, NYS Energy Law, and LIPA’s Debt Covenants; and
- Preparing presentations and reports regarding compliance matters for LIPA senior management and the Board of Trustees and the UDSA Board of Trustees.
- Preparing materials for the Board of Trustees of LIPA and UDSA related to or stemming from the responsibilities listed above.
All Assistant General Counsel may be assigned matters outside the principal responsibilities listed.
- Juris Doctor degree or LLM and admission to the New York State bar with a minimum of five years of relevant experience practicing in a large law firm or in-house with a large corporation.
- Versatile with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple initiatives, must demonstrate exceptional self-discipline in order to work independently and collaboratively without a lot of direct supervision.
- A committed, business-minded, legal professional, capable of building trusted relationships at multiple levels;
- Strong oral and written communication skills;
- Self-motivated, autonomous and tenacious with a commitment to personal and professional growth;
- Displays credible leadership potential with the capacity to direct and manage outside counsel and to manage and influence key stakeholders with conviction;
- Intellectually curious with the ability to communicate in a clear, concise and compelling manner;
- Demonstrated ability to navigate complexity, process information, and incorporate feedback into an interactive business conversation;
- Collaborative, ethical and proactive with an assertive attitude, attention to detail and a commitment to excellence; and
- Strong communication and organizational skills and naturally disposed to working as a member of a highly collaborative and integrated legal team.
LIPA offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and responsibilities.
Interested parties should submit their cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to Barbara Ann Dillon, Director of Human Resources and Administration, at LegalJob@lipower.org .
LIPA is an equal opportunity employer.