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Corporate Counsel Retail


Akron, OH, US, 44320

Job Function:  Legal
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  19413

FirstEnergy at a Glance

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Solutions [FES]





Reporting to the General Counsel, this role will be primarily responsible for supporting legal needs related to the Company’s retail business. This person will assist in drafting, negotiating and analyzing customer contracts, broker agreements, licensing agreements, derivative contracts (ISDAs) related to sales and marketing activity, back office functionality and providing legal advice related to advertising, marketing and promotional initiatives.  Additionally, this individual will advise and counsel on state regulatory compliance, retail related litigation and customer service complaints.  The individual will also be responsible for interfacing with retained outside legal counsel supporting retail.



  • Analyze legal and business issues of the Retail department and develop recommendations
  • Provide legal support on all marketing and promotional campaigns to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Develop and maintain forms and agreements to support business development and vendor management activities
  • Develop and execute projects to support business initiatives which have legal considerations
  • Advise Retail leadership and other stakeholders on relevant state and federal laws and regulations that may affect current or future product offerings
  • Support creation of internal playbooks, processes and checklists
  • As needed, conduct meetings with stakeholders to communicate the progress of ongoing legal matters
  • Perform other job duties as assigned



Formal Education & Certification

  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law program
  • Member in good standing of the Ohio state bar


Knowledge & Experience

  • 5+ years of relevant legal experience
  • 2+ years of experience with retail electricity markets and regulations
  • High degree of professionalism and ethical conduct
  • Well organized and efficient; able to prioritize, multi-task and meet multiple deadlines promptly and under minimal supervision
  • Familiarity with contract law, regulatory compliance, and licensing
  • Experience drafting, reviewing and evaluating contracts
  • Strong working knowledge of relevant statues, regulations, and laws related to a Retail electricity business

Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

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FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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