Deputy General Counsel

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Company Overview

The client is a leading developer, owner, and operator of utility-scale energy storage projects across North America. They are pioneering the fast-growing battery energy storage market, facilitating the transition of the nation’s electric grid towards a cleaner and more dependable future. Their storage projects provide major utilities with crucial services, including reliable fast-ramping capacity, energy, and ancillary grid services, along with support for renewable energy integration. Independently owned, the client stands as one of the largest players in the US energy storage sector, boasting a 15+ GWh pipeline and approximately 1.7 GWh of projects already in operation, construction, or advanced development under contract with utilities and other power buyers. Headquartered in Newport Beach, California, with a workforce spanning multiple regions across the U.S., the client's diverse management team brings decades of experience in the renewable energy, utility, and independent power sectors.

At the client, every employee contributes significantly to the company’s growth and profitability on a daily basis. Their culture is characterized by its fast-paced, high-performance, and team-oriented approach. Valuing quality of life and flexibility, the client strives to support their team members in achieving their career aspirations.

Apply today to embark on an exceptional career journey.

Job Description:

The client is an innovative industry leader in the development, design, construction, financing, and management of advanced energy storage projects. They are currently seeking a dynamic, experienced, and commercially minded Assistant General Counsel to collaborate with the Chief Legal Officer in managing the legal function of the company and providing legal support for special projects and strategic initiatives. The Assistant General Counsel will offer complex legal guidance and advice for the company, focusing on various commercial issues relevant to the client’s business, including operations, commercial matters, financings, project development, general corporate matters, real estate matters, M&A, regulatory and litigation matters, and other major projects and initiatives. This position reports to the Chief Legal Officer and is remote-based.


  • Lead projects of significant importance to the company from legal, risk, value, or policy perspectives.
  • Manage members of the legal team to deliver on business priorities.
  • Resolve legal matters arising from the company’s businesses, including various renewables projects and transactions.
  • Provide and manage legal support on major transactions, including financings, corporate restructurings, and M&A transactions.
  • Collaborate with the EPC Team on strategic procurement initiatives, including framework agreement negotiations.
  • Offer quality, timely legal advice to management for day-to-day matters and major ongoing projects.
  • Oversee the drafting of legal documents, such as contracts, corporate governance documents, or other legal documents, and lead negotiations.
  • Cultivate professional relationships with key stakeholders within and outside the company related to areas of subject matter expertise.
  • Manage outside counsel to maximize efficiency, including overseeing litigation matters through external litigation counsel.
  • Lead and/or participate in committees, special projects, or other assignments as directed to further departmental goals.
  • Assist in developing and implementing company legal policies, processes, and standards.

Basic/Required Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (JD) from an accredited law school.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience practicing law.
  • Licensed to practice law in California, New York, Texas, or licensed to practice in any state in the US and eligible for comity.

Desired/Additional Qualifications

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead others effectively, including other employees in the legal department.
  • Seasoned legal and business judgment.
  • Ability to promote collaboration and build consensus.
  • Capacity to think creatively and strategically.
  • Proficient in managing multiple complex matters simultaneously.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven effective negotiation skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently.
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