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Senior Regulatory Attorney - Portland, Oregon - 106470

Date: Jan 5, 2022

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp


PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose

Provides legal assessments, interpretations, recommendations and representation on corporate policies and issues in compliance with federal, state, county and municipal statutes, regulations and other legal authority. Represents the company in formal regulatory hearings and/or board/regulatory meetings, including before California, Oregon and Washington public utility commissions. Provides counsel and legal advice on the interpretation of statutes, regulations, legal opinions and obligations, including with respect to regulatory policy and rate proceedings. Reviews and recommends application of corporate policies to protect the company’s interests and objectives. Prepares and reviews legal documents. Oversees, selects and directs outside legal counsel as appropriate.


  • Represent the company in state regulatory or administrative proceedings in in California, Oregon and Washington before the state public utility commissions, including in integrated resource planning proceedings, request for proposal proceedings, regulatory policy, tariff filings, including rate proceedings, renewable portfolio standard proceedings, complaint proceedings, rulemaking and other regulatory applications and filings. 
  • Experience in ratemaking proceedings.
  • Provide legal assessments, interpretations, recommendations and representation on state regulatory issues, as well as corporate policies and issues in compliance with federal, state, county and municipal statutes and other legal authority.
  • Analyze pertinent legal and regulatory information.
  • Develop and present recommendations to senior management within the organizational unit and the company regarding courses of action to ensure compliance with applicable legal authority and minimize legal risks.
  • Represent the company on all aspects of litigation related to regulatory matters.
  • Oversee, select and direct outside legal counsel. 
  • Recommend application of company and department policies and legal controls to protect the company’s interests and objectives.
  • Prepare all forms of legal documents including pleadings, data requests, data request responses, testimony, regulatory documents, reports and presentations.
  • Provide legal support for policy and strategy, including northwest regional energy issues.
  • Deliver high quality work product on a timely basis to the company’s business units. 


  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school as well as the successful completion of the Bar exam in one or more states in which the company conducts business, or capable of becoming licensed in such states.
  • A minimum of five years of related experience in a law firm, government or corporate legal department. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to assess implications of proposed actions/arguments and respond appropriately in private and public forums.
  • Knowledge of research and analysis techniques and application of federal, state and local government laws and regulations. 
  • Project management and leadership skills, including the ability to work as a team member, to maintain project timelines, budgets and deliver commitments. 


  • A combination of law firm and corporate or agency experience.
  • Energy experience and general understanding of utilities.

Additional Information

Req ID: 106470 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Portland 
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: No Selection 
Personnel Subarea: EXEMPT 
Hiring Range: 143,000.00 - 168,200.00 


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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