| Primary Role |
Provide solutions oriented, proactive, high quality legal counsel and advice on a wide variety of legal risks and opportunities including: regulatory, business development, corporate commercial matters, real estate, environmental, litigation, contracts, and other matters. Effectively manage outside counsel as necessary on such matters.
•Provide solutions oriented, proactive, high quality, legal advice and counsel on a wide variety of matters, with a particular focus on regulatory matters, business development and corporate and commercial matters, including rates and other regulatory filings and hearings, and business development deal structure, document drafting, due diligence, and negotiations. These duties extend to real estate transactions (purchase, sale, and easements), engineering projects and environmental matters. Lead corporate governance matters and serve as the Company’s corporate secretary. •Direct, participate in and assist in judicial and administrative proceedings, with responsibility for specific items or entire proceedings as appropriate. Such matters include but are not limited to utility commission and department of environmental protection proceedings, general litigation, mediations, arbitrations, administrative hearings, customer complaint proceedings, and other dispute resolution proceedings. •Provide legislative/regulatory evaluations and advice, including the drafting of proposed legislation or changes thereto and providing explanation of the organization’s position on such matters for legislators and governmental stakeholders. Lead governance of PAC’s. •Represent the organization in making presentations before internal and external committees, boards, commissions, and/or other governmental organizations. •Assist in the maximization of quality, cost and efficiency of acquired external legal services. Manage state legal budgets and spend. •Perform other projects as assigned by the American Water Vice President & Deputy General Counsel or Executive Vice President & General Counsel and state Presidents.