Energy Regulatory Associate


The Charlotte office of McGuireWoods seeks an experienced associate for the Regulatory & Compliance Department.

McGuireWoods’ Regulatory & Compliance team deals with all aspects of regulation and regulatory compliance – regulatory approvals, permitting, siting, enforcement defense, rulemaking, legislation, project development, crisis management, and agency liaison, at federal, state and local levels.

The McGuireWoods Regulatory & Compliance practice group focuses on regulatory agencies, regulatory policy and regulated industries, primarily in the areas of energy and environmental law.  This includes lawyers focused on all aspects of energy and utilities regulation, including natural gas and electric power, renewables, utility rates and regulation, transmission, electric market design and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs), utility facility siting and regulatory approvals, and regulatory compliance work for utilities, large and small independent producers, mining, telecom and many other types of energy companies and in regulated industries.

Our lawyers assist clients with compliance in day-to-day energy-sector operations as well as enforcement audits and investigations.  This practice also includes energy regulatory aspects of transactions for the financing, development, acquisition and disposition of energy/utility assets.  Our energy lawyers have been part of the evolving energy regulatory landscape for the past 50 years and we regularly represent energy clients in regulatory proceedings before state public utility commissions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a host of other state agencies, covering a wide variety of federal and state energy regulatory statutes and compliance issues.

Qualified candidates will have at least 2 – 5 years of practice experience, with either a civil litigation or regulatory background. Energy regulatory experience at the state or federal level would be ideal but not mandatory.  Position will have significant exposure to clients and stand-up time in trial-type regulatory proceedings before public service commissions in multiple states and before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Candidates must possess strong academic credentials as well as demonstrated organization, writing and communication skills, and an enthusiasm for working with a team. Please submit cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample.

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