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Southern Company Senior Counsel - Transactional in Atlanta, Georgia

Senior Counsel - Transactional


Senior Counsel – Transactional


This position, reporting to the Associate General Counsel - Commercial/Transactional, is responsible for providing transactional legal support and direction for the Company on a wide variety of commercial agreements and contracts, including construction, sales, licensing, technology, procurement, and related matters. This includes partnering with the Company’s business units to develop the Company’s legal strategy related to such commercial and transactional matters. This position also is responsible for collaborating with outside counsel and employees at all levels within the Company to provide advice and guidance.


  • Provide day-to-day advice and strategic planning on a wide variety of commercial and transactional legal matters.

  • Draft and negotiate a wide variety of commercial agreements and contracts for the benefit of multiple business units, including Power Delivery, Sales and Marketing, Customer Service, Renewables, Supply Chain, Corporate Communications, and many others.

  • Provide accurate and timely legal support focused on the needs of the business while ensuring compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws.

  • Effectively establish and maintain relationships with internal business partners and outside legal counsel.

  • Direct, manage, and collaborate with outside counsel representing the Company in commercial transactions and related litigation matters.

  • Assist with management of the legal budget, including oversight and approval of outside counsel spend.

  • Collaborate with team on continuing efforts to improve legal processes and operations.


  • Graduate of an American Bar Association accredited law school with at least an L.L.B. or J.D. degree and strong academic credentials.

  • At least 6 years of experience practicing in relevant areas of law as in-house counsel and/or in private practice. Construction or energy/utility law experience is a plus.

  • Licensed to practice law in one or more states in which the company or its subsidiaries operate.

  • Experience providing advice on the interplay between business and legal/regulatory considerations.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines.

  • Strong focus on inclusion, innovative thinking, and providing excellent customer service.

  • Knowledge of electric and nuclear utility regulations and rules is a plus.

  • High ethical standards and behaviors.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.

  • Extensive analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Substantial negotiation experience.

  • Able to work autonomously on complex projects.

  • Must be willing to do occasional travel

Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position.

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit at and connect with the Company on Facebook ( ), Twitter ( ) and Instagram ( ).

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: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: GPC2006749

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