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FirstEnergy Corporation

State Regulatory Attorney


Antitrust Attorney


Akron, Ohio, United States

FirstEnergy at a Glance

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to integrity, safety, reliability and operational excellence. Head- quartered 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.

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.

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 rule-making proceedings, while involving a meaningful amount of legal writing. The attorney has responsibility for their own case load and has responsibility related to complex 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 Supervising Counsel who is responsible for state regulatory matters would have a reporting location within FirstEnergy's operational footprint.

Responsibilities :

  • 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 simultaneous
  • 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

Qualifications :

  • 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 the Ohio 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

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.