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Reports to the Deputy General Counsel Environmental.
Located in Merrillville, IN.
Provides legal advice to clients on complex matters.
Combines knowledge of one or more legal specialties with sound business acumen, and knowledge of business goals and objectives.
Has significant experience and subject matter expertise. Will typically have at least 5 years of experience in environmental law.
Resolves legal issues and provides proactive, business-savvy legal advice and counsel.
Manages complex matters.
Retains and supervises/manages outside counsel on select matters.
Anticipates internal/external business and regulatory issues and provides applicable legal advice.
Reviews and revises legal documents.
Negotiates with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes.
Assists in training clients on legal issues.
Communicates with clients regarding status updates.
Practice Area Specific Skills/Requirements:
Strong counseling skills able to work closely with clients
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong negotiating skills
Knowledge of state and federal environmental laws
Knowledge of interaction between state and federal environmental laws and agencies
Litigation skill set
Problem solving skills
Comfortable with basic science, engineering and chemistry principals
Exemplary personal and professional integrity and business ethics
Commitment to diversity and a respect for others
Experience with independent case handling responsibility
Ability to function autonomously
Ability to balance the legal issues of a project with the goals of the business through the demonstration of strong, pragmatic business acumen and the ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice
Strong, logical legal mind with the ability to apply abstract concepts of law to make timely, well-reasoned and appropriate decisions to solve problems
Ability to work efficiently under time pressures and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Adaptable to changing environments.
Strong leadership, managerial and interpersonal skills, including ability to engender trust, respect and confidence
Experience in the utility industry or other regulated industry is strongly preferred
Experience at a law firm or publically traded corporation preferred
Experience with the health and safety laws, enterprise records management, emergency response, or business continuity preferred
Overtime and some travel (5-10%) are required.
Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school
Licensed to practice law in at least one state in the U.S. and a member in good standing with the state bar
Relocation assistance is available for this position.
Internal Number: 923720
NiSource (NYSE: NI) helps energize the lives of its nearly 4 million natural gas and electric customers across seven states. Our local utilities – Columbia Gas and NIPSCO – ensure that customers receive safe, reliable and affordable natural gas and electric service each and every day. Our business plan is focused on proactively investing in our energy infrastructure – approximately $1.4 billion a year – to ensure we meet and improve upon our customer commitments for the next 100 years.