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Associate General Counsel - Litigation

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Location: BALTIMORE, MD, United States
Organization: Exelon Business Servcs Co, LLC
Job ID: 231427
Date Posted: May 19, 2021

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At Exelon, we've got a place for you!

Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.

Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 100 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!

Exelon seeks to hire an Associate General Counsel for Litigation (AGC), based in Washington DC or Baltimore. The AGC will lead a team of litigation attorneys and legal professionals in the Washington DC/Baltimore/Delaware region; support Exelon’s business units in all areas of litigation, including oversight of high impact litigation and internal investigations; and lead or assist in proactively managing and mitigating litigation risks across the company. We’re looking for an experienced litigator with expertise in commercial and/or government-facing matters, who is ready to lead a diverse team of professionals in a high-paced, high-impact business environment
 

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Associate General Counsel - Litigation (AGC) will lead a team of litigation attorneys and legal professionals in the Washington DC/Baltimore/Delaware region; support business units across the company in all areas of litigation, including commercial, tort, and government-facing matters; and lead or assist in proactively managing and mitigating litigation risks across the company.  The AGC will oversee high impact litigation and internal investigations, including, where appropriate, directly representing the company in judicial, regulatory, and arbitral forums.  The AGC will report to the company’s Vice President and Deputy General Counsel – Litigation.
 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES  
    
1. Represents the company in judicial proceedings, arbitrations, mediations, and before government agencies; and manages outside counsel with respect to all aspects of litigation;         
2. Provides counsel and guidance to business unit clients and officers and executives of the company regarding litigation, negotiations, investigations, and related matters;     
3. Effectively supervises and assists in the career development of a team of attorneys and legal professionals;         
4. Prepares, and revises as necessary, budgets and early matter assessments for all matters involving outside counsel;        
5. Performs significant projects and other duties as assigned by the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel.        
    
POSITION SCOPE 

-  Provides legal services as a practicing counsel, and directly manages relationships and matters with Business Units and outside counsel.  
-  Able to think strategically and work with Business Units to achieve Company objectives and manage litigation risks.
-  Provides inclusive leadership to a diverse team of attorneys and legal professionals.  

Qualifications

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS 
    
Minimum:  
     
An LLB or JD from an accredited law school. 
Admitted to practice law in Maryland or admitted to practice in Washington DC with a requirement of admission to the Maryland bar within the first 12 months of employment.        
At least 12 years of litigation experience, including significant experience leading complex civil litigation.
Exceptional oral and written communication and advocacy skills and superior legal judgment in the business context.    
Self-motivated, strong work ethic, and the ability to independently and efficiently manage a portfolio of litigation matters, including under challenging deadlines.
Ability to lead a diverse team of attorneys and legal professionals.    

Preferred:

Significant experience in successfully leading a diverse team of attorneys and legal professionals.
Experience in managing outside counsel, including strategic and tactical guidance, staffing, case management, budgeting, and alignment with broader corporate legal strategy.
Experience litigating on behalf of or against the government preferred, but not required.
Experience with Energy or Utility industries.


Exelon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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