Counsel or Senior Counsel (Litigation)

Date: Jan 25, 2023

Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date: 02/06/2023 

Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid 

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC 

**This position may be filled as a Counsel or Counsel Sr depending on background and experience**

**This position will be filled in Little Rock, AR**

 

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 Arkansas.  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.

 

Education Required:

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

 

Experience required:

Counsel: 5+ years in a law firm or in-house in one or more applicable areas of Corporate/Commercial, Litigation.

Counsel Sr: 7+ years in a law firm or in-house in one or more applicable areas of Corporate/Commercial, Litigation.

Desired: 6-10 years of legal experience incasualty orcomplex commercial litigation

 

Preferred Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited law school; membership in good standing of the Arkansas 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.

 

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Primary Location: Arkansas-Little Rock Arkansas : Little Rock 
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 110044
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the EEO 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, 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, 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.

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.


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