Merrillville, IN, USA


  • Reports to the Deputy General Counsel  Environmental.
  • Located in Merrillville, IN.
  • Provides legal advice to clients on complex matters. 
  • Combines knowledge of one or more legal specialties with sound business acumen, and knowledge of business goals and objectives.  
  • Has significant experience and subject matter expertise.  Will typically have at least 5 years of experience in environmental law. 

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Resolves legal issues and provides proactive, business-savvy legal advice and counsel. 
  • Manages complex matters. 
  • Retains and supervises/manages outside counsel on select matters.
  • Anticipates internal/external business and regulatory issues and provides applicable legal advice.
  • Reviews and revises legal documents.
  • Negotiates with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes.
  • Assists in training clients on legal issues.
  • Communicates with clients regarding status updates.

Practice Area Specific Skills/Requirements:

  • Strong counseling skills ¿ able to work closely with clients
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Knowledge of state and federal environmental laws
  • Knowledge of interaction between state and federal environmental laws and agencies
  • Litigation skill set
  • Problem solving skills
  • Comfortable with basic science, engineering and chemistry principals
  • Presentation skills


  • Exemplary personal and professional integrity and business ethics
  • Commitment to diversity and a respect for others
  • Experience with independent case handling responsibility
  • Ability to function autonomously
  • Ability to balance the legal issues of a project with the goals of the business through the demonstration of strong, pragmatic business acumen and the ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice
  • Strong, logical legal mind with the ability to apply abstract concepts of law to make timely, well-reasoned and appropriate decisions to solve problems
  • Ability to work efficiently under time pressures and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Adaptable to changing environments.
  • Sound judgment
  • Strong leadership, managerial and interpersonal skills, including ability to engender trust, respect and confidence
  • Experience in the utility industry or other regulated industry is strongly preferred
  • Experience at a law firm or publically traded corporation preferred
  • Experience with the health and safety laws, enterprise records management, emergency response, or business continuity preferred

Additional Information:

  • Overtime and some travel (5-10%) are required.


  • Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in at least one state in the U.S. and a member in good standing with the state bar

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at before May 8th!

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