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Staff Attorney


Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Legal
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  67765

FirstEnergy at a Glance

We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to integrity, 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 regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 3,500 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.



The Legal department provides exceptional counsel that assures legal compliance and enables FirstEnergy to optimize business outcomes in all legal, regulatory and commercial contexts. The Legal department is involved in every major activity and initiative involving all FirstEnergy entities.

The position will serve as a legal advisor to various business units, including, Supply Chain, Fuels, Business Development, Emerging Technologies, Customer Policy & Solutions, and Competitive Products & Services, with emphasis on commercial and general corporate matters.  The successful candidate will (a) work directly with the business units, department lawyers and outside counsel on all aspects of the foregoing; (b) handle complex legal matters and projects; (c) conduct legal research, negotiate, draft and edit legal documents; and (d) serve on cross-functional teams assisting senior attorneys in representing the organization in various matters.


The position reports to the Associate General Counsel who is responsible for SEC, corporate, finance, M&A, and other matters, who is located at the corporate headquarters in Akron, Ohio.


Hybrid/Remote: This position can be sited at any location within the FirstEnergy service territory. (OH, PA, WV, NJ & MD) 




  • Managing, assisting, and handling, as applicable, commercial and general corporate legal matters for various FirstEnergy business units, including, Supply Chain, Fuels, Business Development, Emerging Technologies, Customer Policy & Solutions, and Competitive Products & Services.

  • Negotiating, drafting, and editing legal documents, including supply chain agreements for the provision of products and services (commodity purchase agreements, consulting agreements, technology procurement contracts, such as SaaS and software licenses), confidentiality agreements, various transactional agreements (asset purchase and sale agreements), and corporate governance materials.

  • Advising senior attorneys and management on procurement contract-related matters.

  • Bringing thought leadership and a proactive approach in enhancement of FirstEnergy’s contracting processes, including contract management and the development of contract templates, negotiating playbooks and training.




  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school required.

  • Qualified candidates will be licensed to practice law in the United States, a member in good standing with a State bar, and the ability to either become a member of the Ohio State bar or qualify for corporate counsel registration in Ohio within twelve months.

  • In-house legal department experience preferred but not necessary.

  • Minimum 5 years professional work experience required with focus on procurement contract-related matters and general corporate matters.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (including good listening skills) and the ability to achieve positive outcomes through influence.

  • Demonstrates analytical abilities, including problem solving and decision making.

  • Demonstrate maturity to exercise independent judgment on projects and assignments.

  • Ability to work with all levels within the organization; experience interacting with senior management preferred.

  • Ability to provide sound legal advice that is responsive to the business needs of FirstEnergy.

  • Ability to respond to clients’ needs consistent with corporate values, strategies, risks, and objectives.

  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously in a dynamic work environment.

  • Ability to deliver quality, accurate work within established deadlines.

  • Manages outside counsel to deliver quality and cost-effective expert legal guidance on legal matters as necessary.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools, including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Word.


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.

Position Classification


FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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