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Senior Counsel (Litigation)

Entergy Corporation

Entergy Corporation

Legal
Jackson, MS, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite

Legal Entity: Entergy Mississippi, LLC

COMPANY INFORMATION

At Entergy (NYSE: ETR), we power life. More than 100 years ago, our founder Harvey Couch started this company with a handshake, some sawdust and a vision. Couch wanted to bring safe, affordable, reliable energy to the Middle South – energy that would power the lives of people and communities. Today, Entergy is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. We own and operate power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power. The 13,000 men and women of Entergy deliver electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, generating annual revenues of approximately $10.8 billion. Entergy Corporation is a Fortune-300 company that has won numerous awards for safety, diversity, and social responsibility. Selected awards include:

  • Black Enterprise Magazine - Best Companies for Diversity
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council - America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises
  • Corporate Responsibility Magazine - 100 Best Corporate Citizens
  • Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Best Economic Opportunity and Empowerment Program
  • U.S. Department of Labor - Platinum HIRE Vets Medallion Award
  • Points of Light - The Civic 50
  • Edison Electric Institute - Business Diversity Innovation Award
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation - Corporate Equality Index

**This position may be filled as a Sr. Counsel with the appropriate background and experience. **

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

This position is within the company’s litigation section which provides legal support to the business units of a major public utility located in Mississippi. The successful candidate will be charged with responsibility for handling a broad range of casualty and/or commercial litigation matters in various venues around the state.

Broad-based knowledge and experience in the utility business would be helpful, but not required. The successful candidate will be expected to handle their own docket of cases individually or as part of a litigation team. Reliance on outside counsel would be minimal. The daily work schedule may sometimes exceed ordinary business hours. This position requires working daily from employer's office location. Attendance and participation in regularly scheduled in-person meetings, conferences, hearings, court appearances, mediations/arbitration, and trials. Some in state and out of state travel may be required, when needed. Attendance at industry/company related functions is also expected.

The candidate must also be comfortable interacting with members of senior management and company executives.

Job Qualifications:

A Juris Doctorate, current license to practice law in the State of Mississippi and solid litigation experience are required.

Preferred: Graduation from an accredited law school; membership in good standing of the Mississippi Bar; and 6-10 years litigation experience in state and/or federal courts. Extensive casualty and commercial litigation experience, with an ability to individually manage an entire docket of cases assigned, with minimal supervision. Drafting Answers, Third-Party Demands, Cross Claims; propounding and responding to discovery, conducting and defending depositions (experts and lay witnesses), handling all aspects of motion practice, preparing Pre-Trial Orders, and preparing cases for mediations/arbitrations, judge and jury trials, and appeals are a daily part of the job.

An ability to work in various disciplines is also preferred. Must be able to work on a regular basis from employer's office location, attend and participate regularly in-person in meetings, conferences, hearings and other functions, including travel as reasonably necessary. Strong interpersonal and communications skills; a solid work ethic; and demonstrated success in prior employment. Corporate defense work and prior employment at a regionally or nationally recognized law firm or a public utility is preferred.

Job Experience:

Counsel Senior – 7+ years in a law firm or in-house in one or more applicable areas of Casualty/Commercial, Litigation.

Preferred Experience:

7-10 years of legal experience in casualty, plus some commercial litigation

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Primary Location: Mississippi-Jackson Mississippi : Jackson
Job Function: All Other Jobs
FLSA Status: Professional

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code:

Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 114821
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the EEI page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Accessibility: Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf. If you are an individual with a disability and you are in need of an accommodation for the recruiting process please click here and provide your name, contact number, the accommodation requested and the requisition number that you are requesting the accommodation for. Employee Services will contact you regarding your request.

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity and Pay Transparency.

Pay Transparency Notice:

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (dol.gov)

The non-confidential portions of the affirmative action program for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans shall be available for inspection upon request by any employee or applicant for employment. Please contact HRCompliance@entergy.com to schedule a time to review the affirmative action plan during regular office hours.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.