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Entergy Counsel or Sr Counsel (FERC) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Date: Jul 29, 2020

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Company: Entergy

The position will be filled as a Counsel or Senior Counsel depending on experience and qualifications

At Entergy (NYSE: ETR), We Power Life. More than 100 years ago, our founder Harvey Couch started this company with a handshake, some sawdust and a vision. Couch wanted to bring safe, affordable, reliable energy to the Middle South – energy that would power the lives of people and communities. Today, Entergy is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. We own and operate power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power. The 13,000 men and women of Entergy deliver electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, generating annual revenues of approximately $10.8 billion. Entergy Corporation is a Fortune-300 company that has won numerous awards for safety, diversity, and social responsibility. Selected awards include:

  • Corporate Responsibility Magazine - 100 Best Corporate Citizens (2017). This is the eighth time Entergy has been included on CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list.

  • Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016).

  • Black Enterprise Magazine - Best Companies for Diversity (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)

  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council - America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)

  • Corporate Pro Bono Organization - Pro Bono Partner Award (2016)

  • Corporate Counsel Magazine - List of Best Legal Departments (2014)

  • Disability Equality Index’s Top Places to Work for Disability Inclusion (2019, 2018, 2017)

  • Points of Light – The Civic 50 (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016)


This is an attorney position with the Federal Energy Regulatory Affairs section of the Legal Department of Entergy Services, Inc. Federal Energy Regulatory Affairs is responsible for providing legal and regulatory services to the electric utility, generation, and power marketing affiliates of Entergy Corporation. The practice of this attorney will concentrate on regulatory, litigation, and policy matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Areas of focus will include: transactions subject to Section 203 of the Federal Power Act, rate filings under Section 205 of the Federal Power Act, wholesale power markets and regional transmission organizations, compliance with FERC regulatory requirements and NERC reliability standards, and regulatory litigation. Depending on level of experience, the attorney will assume lead responsibility for various matters and/or assist the Company’s other in-house regulatory attorneys on various matters. Among other duties, the attorney will participate in developing legal and strategic advice regarding key business initiatives, implementing these initiatives through FERC proceedings and interactions with FERC Staff, litigating various matters before FERC and appellate courts, advising officers and management on FERC-related matters, and managing internal project teams and outside counsel.


Minimum Requirements-Education:

A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school is required.

Minimum Requirements-Experience:

A minimum of three (3) years of legal experience involving FERC regulation of the electric industry is mandatory.

Preferred-Experience: Three (3) to eight (8) years of legal experience involving FERC regulation of the electric utility industry is preferred. A combination of FERC-related experience and federal/state court litigation or state ratemaking experience may also be considered, provided that such experience is focused on the electric utility industry. Experience with compliance and enforcement matters, including NERC reliability standards, is highly desired.

Minimum Requirements-Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • License in good standing in a state with a mandatory license requirement

  • Strong academic record or equivalent practice record

  • In-depth knowledge of, and experience with, the electric utility industry

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to quickly learn applicable law in a broad range of areas

  • Strong negotiating skills and the ability to think creatively, strategically, and tactically

  • Good computer research skills


Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington

Job Function : Professional

FLSA Status : Professional

Relocation Option: Approved in accordance with the Entergy guidelines

Union description/code : NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings : 1

Req ID: 99040

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.


As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

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