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State Regulatory Attorney (NJ)


Morristown, NJ, US, 07962-1911

Job Function:  Legal
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  69649

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 the FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. 


The State Regulatory Attorney works directly with business units, department lawyers and outside counsel on regulatory matters and in proceedings before state regulatory commission(s). This individual handles legal matters and projects to include advising internal clients with respect to relevant statutory and regulatory developments, requirements and issues, and utility commission rates, regulations, orders and utility tariff and litigation and rulemaking proceedings, while involving a meaningful amount of legal writing. The attorney has responsibility for their own case load and has responsibility related to complex regulatory matters.


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 entities of FirstEnergy Corp.


The position reports to the Lead Counsel who is responsible for state regulatory matters would have a reporting location within FirstEnergy's operational footprint.


This position is located at the Morristown General Office, New Jersey.




  • Handling legal/regulatory matters before the state utility commission(s) and appellate courts
  • Working on complex regulatory matters as part of a team with attorneys, business units, and outside counsel
  • Handling aspects of multiple ongoing cases simultaneously
  • Drafting and reviewing both legal pleadings and business documents
  • Representing the Company in mediation and litigation of customer disputes
  • Providing legal support and strategic and business advice to FirstEnergy business units on state regulatory matters
  • Assisting, handling, and managing, as applicable, regulatory matters before various state public utility regulatory agencies
  • Working on litigated matters and administrative rulemaking proceedings




  • J.D. degree from an accredited university is required.
  • Minimum 2 years relevant work experience is required. Relevant work experience includes practicing law, legal writing and handling complex legal matters.
  • Member in good standing of New Jersey state bar.
  • Solid written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to work with all levels within the organization.
  • Strong work ethic, initiative, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to understand new topical areas.
  • Able to multitask and manage time to adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Prior experience related to state public utility regulation and practice before state regulatory utility commission.
  • Electric utility industry experience helpful.
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team on complex matters.

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