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Entergy Counsel or Sr Counsel (NERC) 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 compliance with NERC reliability standards and representing Entergy and its affiliates in audits and investigations conducted by SERC, NERC, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Among other duties, the attorney will provide day-to-day regulatory and legal advice on compliance with NERC reliability standards, participate in rulemaking proceedings related to the reliability standards, and provide strategic and legal advice regarding key business initiatives designed to minimize the risks of noncompliance. The attorney may also participate in regulatory, litigation, and policy matters before the FERC, such as 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, and regulatory litigation. Depending on level of experience, the attorney will assume lead responsibility for various matters and/or assist other in-house regulatory attorneys on various matters.


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 NERC reliability standards and enforcement matters before NERC and/or FERC is mandatory.

Preferred-Experience: Three (3) to eight (8) years of legal experience involvingNERC reliability standards and enforcement matters before NERC and/or FERC is preferred. Experience with other compliance and enforcement matters 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: 99041

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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