Corporate Counsel Delivers legal support and advice to the organization, including legal expertise and representation in specialized areas: corporate governance, transactions, compliance, and litigation. Provides advice and counsel to internal clients. Researches and drafts legal documents. Represents ERCOT in judicial, regulatory, or legislative matters. Keeps abreast of legislative or regulatory requirements with potential impact to the organization. Responsible for execution of tasks related to corporate governance, transactions, compliance (corporate and regulatory), and litigation. Essential Job Duties and Tasks: Regulatory & Litigation: Represents ERCOT in lawsuits and administrative proceedings, as needed. Manage administrative cases including document preparation, discovery, strategy and advocacy before administrative authorities. Represents ERCOT in regulatory proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and other forums, as needed. Review and investigate background facts and information for lawsuits and ethics-related matters. Performs research in connection with Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADRs), and prepares Position Papers for ADRs. Provides advice and counsel to clients with respect to stakeholder committee activities, regulatory proceedings, regulatory compliance, and legislative and regulatory risk management. Monitors and tracks PUCT, FERC, NERC, Texas Register, Federal Register and relevant Legislative matters and all applicable other Governmental proceedings. Contributes to the writing, editing, and publishing of various reports and filings required by Public Utility Commission of Texas rules. Reviews and revises Nodal Protocol Revision Requests (NPRRs), ERCOT staff comments regarding NPRRs and Impact Analyses of NPRRs. Reviews and interprets ERCOT Protocols, Operating Guides, Operating Procedures and other relevant documents for internal departments and groups and external parties. Represents ERCOT in the ISO-RTO Council (IRC) activities. Oversees legal aspects of public information requests, ensuring that requests are answered fully and in a timely manner, while maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive information. Participates in audits and other compliance activities as required by internal controls, ERCOT market rules, or state and federal laws, rules, or standards. Provides training and legal advice to employees on Antitrust and Ethics issues. Participates in proceedings related to ERCOT property valuation and taxation. Ability to apply experience prior to ERCOT employment in ways that accelerate the attorney s value to ERCOT. Professional development activities that enhance the attorney s ability to provide services to internal clients. Feedback from internal clients and other stakeholders regarding performance, responsiveness, and legal skills.|
The candidate should have J.D. degree from an accredited law school. Must be admitted to practice before the State Bar of Texas. Should have 2+ years (in excess of degree requirements stated above) of progressively responsible legal experience related to corporate governance, transactions, compliance (corporate and regulatory), and/or litigation.