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Regulatory Litigation Attorney - Akron, Ohio


Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Legal
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  22565

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 Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.  [SC00]


The position reports to the Associate General Counsel and is located in Akron, Ohio.

This position will participate in PJM stakeholder meetings and processes, and support business clients at FirstEnergy’s headquarters in Akron, Ohio.


The mid-level federal regulatory attorney will work on PJM and Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) tariffs and matters in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and will support state regulatory attorneys on combined federal-state matters. The attorney will be responsible for advising internal clients about federal transmission policy, including transmission investment policy, and related issues within the context of the PJM and other RTO market structures and rules.  The attorney will support FirstEnergy’s transmission investment business plan, as well as monitoring and participating in PJM stakeholder processes.  The attorney also may support FirstEnergy’s compliance with the federally-enforceable mandatory Reliability Standards.  The attorney will have responsibility for advising FirstEnergy executives and business units regarding legal issues that impact the business and will also work as part of a team on complex regulatory litigation.  The attorney will work extensively with outside counsel, and will be responsible for managing work of outside counsel.


Responsibilities include:

  • Handle legal matters in the areas of federal public utility regulatory law, with special emphasis on PJM and other RTO transmission matters before FERC and other tribunals
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external counsel, consultants, and business unit staff on project assignments
  • Draft and review legal and other documents.
  • Advise internal business clients and other FirstEnergy counsel on matters within the attorney’s responsibility
  • Provide valuable strategic and business advice


  • J.D. from an accredited university required
  • Member in good standing of at least one state bar
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience required.  Relevant work experience will include litigation practice and FERC experience preferred.
  • Experience with FPA Section 215 Reliability Standards issues a plus.
  • Strong work ethic and demonstrated ability to understand new areas
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to travel which could include overnight stays




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