Apply July 15, 2021
Responsible for assisting the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel in managing various legal affairs of EKPC. Collectively addresses the full range of legal issues including regulatory and general civil matters. Issues may include general corporate and transactional issues, corporate governance, contract formation and performance, risk management, real estate, condemnation, intellectual property, and general employment issues.
- Serves as legal counsel in proceedings involving the cooperative in federal and state courts, the Kentucky Public Service Commission, and federal, state or local administrative or other governmental agencies or bodies.
- Drafts, reviews, revises, or directs the preparation of all major contractual agreements and real property transactions involving the cooperative.
- Reviews board agenda items and resolutions for proper legal form and consistency with legal and corporate requirements, attends board committee meetings to provide counsel and advice to the standing and other board committees on legal matters, and provides information to the board on legal issues through reports and presentations.
- Provides legal advice and counsel to the cooperative and its business units on statutory, regulatory, corporate, or contractual rights, duties, limitations, and requirements.
- Formulates and recommends a cooperative position on legislation which would impact the cooperative and assists in pursuing the cooperative’s interests in such matters.
- Provides input for the planning, management, and budgeting of internal and external legal services.
- Interacts and communicates with internal/external customers in a way that builds productive relationships.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school is required.
- A minimum of seven (7) years in the active practice of law is required.
- Experience preferred in practicing before state and federal administrative or quasi-judicial tribunals, and all levels of state and federal courts.
Skills and Abilities:
- Member in good standing of the Kentucky Bar Association.
- Highest work, personal, and ethical standards.
- Professional demeanor.
- Working knowledge of state and federal statutes and regulations governing cooperatives, corporation law, commercial law, administrative law, and trial and appellate procedures.
- Familiarity with labor law, condemnation law, electric utility law as well as statutes and regulations governing equal opportunity employment.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Proficient with Microsoft applications and electronic research.
- Significant contract experience.
- Technical/Professional Knowledge & Skills
- Decision Making
- Building Partnerships
- Gaining Commitment
- Building Trust
- Quality Orientation
- Continuous Learning
Conditions of Employment
- Must maintain valid driver’s license.
- Some travel required as needed.