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Senior Attorney II

Company: New York Power Authority
Location: White Plains
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Job Description:

Provide legal advice to the Authority's Trustees, senior management and all Authority business units. The attorneys in the Department are, for administrative purposes, divided into five divisions: judicial actions in federal and state courts, both trial and appellate; procurement, insurance, environmental, and energy efficiency matters; human resources, labor, and employment issues; legislative and regulatory affairs including representing the Authority in administrative proceedings before FERC and the NYS PSC; and real estate and corporate support issues. Responsibilities

  • Support senior management and provide legal advice and counsel on complex cases and transactions.
  • Research recent changes in law, rules and regulations related to NYPA, identify potential impact to business operations and recommend actions.
  • Conduct legal analysis of more complex or difficult issues and draft transaction documents, legal opinions and briefs.
  • Present/communicate legal analysis on issues to senior management and their potential impact on NYPA business operations.
  • Attend meetings with clients and business units and provide support and counsel relative to key issues.
  • Independently handle routine cases and transactions on behalf of NYPA.
  • Collaborate with clients to maintain and implement strategies that further NYPA and/or client interest.
  • Work closely with outside counsel to develop case strategies and monitor billing practices Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Ability to provide timely responses and guidance to clients on more complex legal issues without the opportunity to conduct legal research.
    • Ability to draft transaction documents, legal opinions and briefs with minimal supervision and revision.
    • Ability to maintain professional, courteous and positive relations with clients.
    • Demonstrate ability to handle more complex transactions and cases independently.
    • Maintain good transaction and case management and time management skills.
    • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Experience and knowledge of the Authority's structure and policies. 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.
      • At least 7 years of legal experience.
      • Experience in one or more of the following areas: of law relevant to NYPA, such as energy, regulatory, litigation, municipal, commercial and project finance, and employment.
      • Experience in utility industry and capital markets preferred. Physical Requirements
        • Approximately 25% travel primarily within NY State Military Occupational Speciality Codes
          MOS - Army:
          MOS - Marines:--
          MOS--- Navy: The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer New York is Powered by You We are a team of over 1,900 energy technologists, IT specialists, business experts, hydro engineers, and other professionals leading the energy revolution. With state-of-the-art technology, advanced R&D, and a modernized infrastructure, we provide New Yorkers with low-cost, clean, reliable power - and we are well on the way to becoming the first fully digital utility in the country. At NYPA, you will be empowered to think big, do good, and transform the energy industry.
          Nearest Major Market: White Plains
          Nearest Secondary Market: New York City
          Job Segment: Research

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