Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (“Pinnacle West” or “Company”) has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa (“MLA”) on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Counsel-Labor & Employment to be located in its Phoenix, Arizona office. Pinnacle West is an equal opportunity employer. Interested potential candidates should submit an updated resume to PWCounsel@mlaglobal.com. Please do not contact Pinnacle West; all resumes sent to Pinnacle West will be forwarded to MLA.
Overview: The Counsel will serve as the labor and employment attorney for Palo Verde and its approximately 2,000 employees, be a part of a small legal team supporting Palo Verde, and a member of the broader Pinnacle West legal function. The successful candidate will provide professional, timely, cost effective and practical legal advice regarding the full range of United States labor and employment law matters and counsel to the human resources function for Arizona Public Service and other Pinnacle West affiliates covering approximately 6,300 employees. He/she will manage compliance with a wide range of federal and state employment laws, including the NLRA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, and FMLA and coordinating advice and input from other internal advisors.
This position requires the regular use of ingenuity and innovation, applying complete understanding and application of legal principals, concepts, practices and standards. The Counsel will enjoy considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments. Legal advice given often has significant potential impact to the company and the Counsel will work with one or more officers or senior management representatives on significant legal matters, often requiring coordination among organizations. He or she will collaborate with all levels of company leadership.
Company: Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (NYSE: PNW) is an investor owned electric utility holding company based in Phoenix, Arizona with consolidated assets of about $18 billion. For over 125 years, Pinnacle West and its affiliates have provided energy and energy-related products to retail and commercial customers throughout Arizona. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Arizona Public Service (APS), the company is the largest percentage owner and operator of the Palo Verde Generating Station, the nation’s largest single power producer.
Experience: The successful candidate will have 5+ years legal experience with significant exposure to corporate clients and the types of legal issues regularly faced by large public companies. He/she will have demonstrated experience with labor and employment law and be responsible for managing and providing assistance with litigation and dispute, providing advice and counsel, and policy development.
Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience.
Location: Phoenix & Tonopah, AZ. The Counsel will spend 3-4 days per week at the Palo Verde Generating Station roughly 60 miles west of Phoenix.
Relocation Benefits: Yes.
Internal Number: 2517205
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is the world’s largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London, and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting clients’ and candidates’ needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search, and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted “Best Legal Search Firm in the U.S.” in the most recent national survey of America’s top law firms. To learn more about MLA, please visit our website at www.mlaglobal.com.