General Counsel

Expiring today

Employer
Earthriseenergy
Location
Connecticut
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 03, 2024
Closes
Jul 13, 2024
Practice
Litigation
Position
Counsel
Contract Type
Permanent
Reporting to the CEO, the General Counsel ("GC") has overall legal responsibility for the execution of Earthrise's business plan. The GC manages the legal affairs of the company, enables the efficient and effective use of legal services, performs legal services in–house, manages outside counsel, and ensures the company complies with all relevant laws and regulations. Additionally, the GC is responsible for commercial legal matters and corporate governance. The GC is a member of the Executive Leadership Team. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Monitor and analyze risks and opportunities for all relevant current and potential policies, laws, and regulations related to the evolution and execution of Earthrise's business plan, at the federal, state, and local levels.
    • Oversee and manage all aspects of legal affairs associated with the company's business activities, including but not limited to real estate, financing, acquisitions, and commercial transactions.
    • Ensure all regulatory and legal obligations of operating the business are in compliance and associated risks are identified and managed.
    • Working with the Executive Leadership Team, select and manage all outside counsel.
    • Own Board–level reporting and communications on behalf of legal function.
IDEAL EXPERIENCE 15+ years of legal experience Relevant legal experience gained preferably with a well–regarded law firm followed by progressively senior roles as an associate/deputy/business unit general counsel, ideally with an renewables/power developer. Private equity expertise is desired. Breadth of legal experience A hands–on corporate generalist with experience handling commercial law, corporate governance, labor and employment, litigation, intellectual property, and ethics and compliance, among other areas. K nowledge of state and federal regulatory environment is preferable . M&A and commercial transactions expertise Deep expertise handling corporate/transactional matters including complex mergers and acquisitions, project finance, tax equity, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, and negotiating and structuring major long–term contracts. Proven counsel to senior leadership and boards of directors An established track record of successfully providing sound guidance to a CEO and executive team. Experience serving as a trusted counselor and advisor to a board of directors. Management experience Experience leading a multi–disciplinary legal function, establishing strategy, and successfully driving execution of key priorities and objectives. Experience recruiting, hiring, managing, developing, and retaining diverse legal and leadership talent. CRITICAL LEADERSHIP CAPABILITIES Collaborating and Influencing The General Counsel will build and sustain close, productive relationships with diverse internal and external constituencies. This person will listen, partner, and team with other leaders on decisions and will gain credibility with the executive leadership team by consistently delivering business–oriented advice in a timely fashion, building effective relationships with an emphasis on collaboration, and being a creative problemsolver. He or she must possess the self–confidence necessary to set forth opinions even in the face of contrary views and be able to articulate a strategic vision and rally support behind it, aligning decision making with other functional departments. Able to think and act independently, to take a stand and make a tough call. Demonstrates poise and confidence and quickly earns the trust of others. The General Counsel must have the ability to work in a team environment and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. This person must be willing and able to challenge the status quo, determine the need and readiness for change, and support new and creative solutions. Business Acumen A lawyer with strong analytical and conceptual reasoning skills who handles complexity well. Demonstrated skill in providing legal services to support a fast–moving business; a lawyer who uses knowledge of the law and business to advise on risk/reward trade–offs evaluating legal issues in the context of larger business goals. Understands financial statements and other business imperatives from a holistic perspective. Appreciates the important drivers of revenue and profit growth in different business models. Has sound judgment. Entrepreneurial and someone who understands what it is like to be a part of a high–performing management team. Engaging and interested in being deeply involved with the business; the ability to participate and add value in strategy meetings with the senior management team. A true business partner. OTHER PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
    • A self–starter who brings a proactive, roll up the sleeves approach.
    • Unquestioned integrity, credibility and judgment.
    • Attention to detail and ability to produce high–quality work product.
    • Agile. Flexible. Anticipates and proactively adapts to changing circumstances.
    • Possesses a high degree of emotional intelligence and can interact at all levels within the company.
    • Strong work ethic and ability to handle and advance multiple projects in a multi–stakeholder environment.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to collaborate, demonstrate diplomacy, and otherwise interact well with colleagues, management, and external stakeholders.
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