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State Regulatory Attorney - Reading, PA


Reading, PA, US, 19612-6001

Job Function:  Legal
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  20284

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 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 State Regulatory Attorney will work directly with business units, department lawyers and outside counsel on regulatory matters and in proceedings before the state regulatory commission. This individual will handle 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 will have responsibility for their own case load and will have responsibility related to complex regulatory matters.


The position reports to the Supervising Counsel who is responsible for state regulatory matters and is located in Reading, Pennsylvania.


Responsibilities include:

  • Handling legal/regulatory matters before the state utility commission and appellate courts
  • Working on complex regulatory matters as part of a team with attorney 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 required
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience required.  Relevant work experience will include work involving regulatory matters and experience in practicing law.
  • Member in good standing of Pennsylvania state bar
  • Solid written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with all levels within the organization
  • Strong work ethic, initiative and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to understand new topical areas
  • Ability 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
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team on complex matters




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

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