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Counsel, Securities Duties: Interface effectively with senior executives and company officers, providing advice and counsel, as well as reporting and communicating with them as appropriate on vital issues. Coordinating and providing legal advice on corporate governance, Delaware corporation law, SEC, Sarbanes-Oxley, and NYSE/NYSE American compliance and disclosure matters. Coordinating and preparing SEC filings, including 8-Ks, 10-Ks, and 10-Qs, Section 16, and other public disclosures. Providing legal support for Investor Relations, Climate and Sustainability, and other external communications, including reviewing press and media releases, corporate web site materials, earnings announcements, investor presentations and Corporate Responsibility reports. Assisting in preparing for meetings of shareholders, Board of Directors, and committees of the Board of Directors. Assisting with legal aspects of securities offerings, including coordinating due diligence and reviewing offering documents and registration statements. Assisting with the preparation of proxy statements and conducting the annual shareholder meeting. Establishing and maintaining internal and external practices of the highest quality in dealing with SEC requirements. Proactively addressing potential securities and compliances issues to prevent or minimize legal risk to the company. Keeping informed of laws, regulations, and industry trends affecting the company and assisting with the development of policies and training, as needed. Add value to transactions rather than shepherding the process. Lead, manage, and aggressively coordinate outside counsel to effectively handle specialized matters as well as orchestrate large-scale projects involving multiple firms each handling interrelated, time sensitive, and critical issues. Foster a philosophy of offering innovative commercial/business-oriented solutions, particularly within the legal department.

Qualifications: Bachelor's and JD degrees with strong academic credentials. 4-8 years of experience with a top law firm and/or in-house legal department performing securities law compliance (including Exchange Act reports), corporate governance and capital markets work in the energy sector with a focus on master limited partnerships (MLPs), corporate and project finance, M&A, and other general corporate matters. Strong commercial orientation within the energy industry. Ability to think critically, solve problems independently and exercise excellent judgment and common sense. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with all levels within the organization, including senior management. Strong business acumen coupled with exceptional analytical and legal research skills. Significant prior legal experience in a well-regarded law firm. Proven ability to work at a fast pace without losing sight of the details. Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills. Organized, detail-oriented, and focused on results, yet comfortable with changing conditions. Well-grounded, preferring to work in a collegial and team environment. Ability to effectively work with and manage outside counsel. Ability to take control with little to no supervision. Resolution-minded and goal-oriented. Flexible in thought and action. Impeccable ethics.

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