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Position Summary
Working with a team of dedicated regulatory attorneys and staff under the direction of the General Counsel and/or Assistant General Counsel, this Senior Counsel position is primarily responsible for leading and administering the provision of complex legal services for various business units within SDG&E, with a focus on practice before the California Public Utilities Commission and other regulatory agencies. In light of California’s rapidly evolving policies related to renewable energy, greenhouse gas reduction, wildfire safety, and grid modernization, this position offers an exciting opportunity to help shape and guide SDG&E’s mission to be the cleanest, safest, and most reliable utility in the country.
Primary Purpose
To develop, coordinate, lead and administer the provision of complex legal services for an assigned Business Unit, under the direction of the General Counsel and in conjunction with Directors of various practice areas.

– Represent SDG&E in a variety of regulatory proceedings, including hearings before administrative law judges, that involve defending company witnesses and cross-examining witnesses for other parties.
– Provide legal and strategic policy advice on highly complex regulatory issues, including both technical and policy-based issues; this work often involves working with other legal departments.
– Prepare briefs, motions, comments, affidavits, and various legal pleadings and documents as directed or as required for assigned cases or material transactions; maintain related document files and legal correspondence.
– Interact regularly with different groups within the company (e.g., engineering, accounting, rate design, customer programs, procurement, safety) as well as with executives and upper management.
– May include supervision and training responsibility for less experienced attorneys.
– Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).
Skills and Abilities
– Requires ability to independently lead/handle complex legal matters
– Demonstrated ability to independently handle major regulatory proceedings strongly desirable
– Experience in the utility industry is desirable
– Experience as a litigator or environmental attorney representing companies in complex matters is highly desirable
Licenses and Certifications
Admission to the California Bar, and a member in good standing

– Requires a bachelor’s degree and J.D. or LL.B. from an accredited law school
– Member in good standing with the California Bar or certification to practice in California
– At least 8 years of relevant experience, ideally as an in-house regulatory attorney for a California investor-owned utility. Includes 1st chair of complex litigation or transactional matters

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