Southern Company Legal Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia

Legal Specialist



  • This position maintains the Legal Department Information and Invoice management systems that supports on-going Southern Company legal activities.

  • Identify, collect, analyze and process information in support of on-going legal matters.

  • Recommend actions programs for the Legal Department to address issues that affect present and future Legal Department goals and objectives.


  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree required.

  • Demonstrated personal computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, etc.)

  • Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated proficiency in software and hardware setup and ability to interface with systems configuration external to Southern Company.

  • Effective oral and written communications skills with the ability to convey complex technical issues in business terms.

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously.

  • Ability to build relationships, to communicate and work with all levels of management, legal teams, vendors, and other internal and external groups.

  • Demonstrates considerable analytical and investigative skills.

  • The ability to be detail oriented and highly organized is a must.


  • Responsible for providing technical and logistical support.

  • Responsible for development and maintaining legal documentation, inventories, manuals, backups, and design packages.

  • Responsible for maintaining enterprise information and records management strategies, eDiscovery response plans, and responding to eDiscovery requests.

  • Responsible for coordinating with outside vendors, developers and IT personnel on technology tools such as eDiscovery collection tools, invoice and matter management systems, and email and data archiving.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at .

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.


Job Field: Legal & Compliance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Southern Company Headquarters - 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW (30ATLANTA)

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2007669