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Sr Legal Counsel- Regulatory

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Location: Columbus, OH, United States
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Req ID: R00932385

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Sr Counsel responsible for advising on pipeline safety compliance and general regulatory issues

Job Summary

  • 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. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

.    Advises clients on regulatory compliance

.    Monitors pipeline safety regulations

.    Advises on regulatory filings and tariff issues

  • 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

Required Qualifications for Position

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Sound judgment
  • Strong leadership, managerial and interpersonal skills, including ability to engender trust, respect and confidence
  • Strong counseling skills and able to work closely with clients
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws
  • Knowledge of interaction between state and federal laws and agencies
  • Litigation skill set
  • Problem solving skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Overtime and some travel required.

Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position

  • Experience in the utility industry or other regulated industry is strongly preferred
  • Experience at a law firm or publicly traded corporation preferred
  • Experience with pipeline safety regulations and compliance issues
  • Has significant experience and subject matter expertise.  5+ years of experience preferred.


The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

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Sr Counsel responsible for advising on pipeline safety issues and general regulatory issues

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