Basic Purpose

Represents the company in judicial and regulatory forums. Provides legal advice on the interpretation of statutes, regulations, legal opinions, and corporate policies. Reviews and recommends application of corporate policies to protect the company's interests and objectives. Prepares and reviews legal documents. Oversees, selects, and directs outside legal counsel as appropriate.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides legal assessments, interpretations, recommendations, and representation on a wide range of legal issues involving federal, state, county, and municipal statutes, regulations and other legal authority, as well as corporate policies.

Represents the company in judicial, regulatory, or administrative proceedings in federal, state and local forums, including proceedings before the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada. Provides counsel and legal advice on the interpretation of statutes, regulations, legal opinions, and corporate policies.

Advises on employment matters, including human resources policies, litigation, and administrative proceedings.

Drafts and revises all forms of legal documents including contracts, pleadings, discovery, testimony, regulatory documents, reports, and presentations.

Develops and presents recommendations to senior management within the organizational unit and the company regarding courses of action to ensure compliance with applicable legal authority and minimize legal risks.

Oversees, selects, and directs outside legal counsel. Works with Paralegal to manage Legal Holds and Confidentiality Agreements. Recommends application of corporate policies and legal controls to protect the company's interests and objectives. Ensures all compliance aspects of position are known and followed; understands and complies with all policies, codes and regulations applicable to position and company.

Monitors and enforces all compliance requirements for area of responsibility.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Essential Education, Skills, and Environment

Education and Work Experience:
Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited U.S. law school, as well as qualification for membership with the State Bar of Nevada (within one year of starting the position). Minimum of five years' experience in law firm, government, or corporate setting.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Demonstrated knowledge of:
  • Dispute resolution and litigation experience, including development of case strategy, discovery, motion practice, oral argument and presentation of witnesses.
  • Research and analysis techniques and application of federal, state and local government laws and regulations

Demonstrated skill such as:
  • Verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to assess implications of proposed actions/arguments and respond appropriately in internal and external forums.
  • Ability to work as a team member, to maintain project timelines, to manage and prioritize multiple legal initiatives, and deliver commitments.