JERA Americas, Inc. (“JERA” or “Company”) has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa (“MLA”) on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Senior Counsel to be located in Houston, Texas. JERA is an equal opportunity employer.
Position Overview: The Senior Counsel will be responsible for supporting JERA Americas’ renewables business in North America which is developing greenfield projects, primarily solar, wind and battery storage. He/she will be responsible for strategic and tactical legal initiatives and day-to-day operational support across the region. The Senior Counsel is expected to provide senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manage the legal issues, and obtain (where appropriate) and oversee the work of outside counsel. The Senior Counsel will be directly involved in complex business transactions and negotiating critical contracts. This position reports to the Regional General Counsel of JERA Americas.
Required Education and Experience: The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years of experience gained in a respected law firm and/or corporate legal department; including experience with the development, acquisition, disposition and operation of renewable power generation. He/she must have significant project development experience, including demonstrated ability to review, analyze, negotiate and draft agreements, perform due diligence, and lead cross-functional initiatives. The Senior Counsel must be a self-starter, detail oriented, and able to work independently and as a member of a busy team. Strong academic credentials required, including a J.D. degree from an accredited law school. The candidate must be licensed to practice law in the state of Texas; qualified, out-of-state candidates will be expected to be admitted to the Texas State Bar without examination.
Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience.
Location: Houston, Texas.
Relocation Benefits: No; only local candidates will be considered.
Internal Number: 121211
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.