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Senior Paralegal Job

Location(s): CO - Denver


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



About Xcel Energy and the Litigation Legal Group

Xcel Energy is a leading provider of electricity and natural gas service in the United States with service territory in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.  At Xcel Energy, we are dedicated delivering critical services to our customers.


  • We were the first major U.S electricity provider with a vision to serve customers with 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050 and to reduce carbon emissions 80% by 2030 company-wide from 2005 levels.
  • Through our innovative electric vehicle programs, we are working to remove carbon not only from our own electricity generation, but also from the transportation sector in the states we serve.
  • At the same time, we are dedicated to keeping our customers’ bills low with advanced electricity rates and energy efficiency programs.


In the Litigation Legal Group, you will have the opportunity provide advice to ensure legal compliance while supporting the corporation and legal entities in fulfilling their business strategies.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Initiates, drafts, manages and/or interprets complex correspondence, pleadings, and other documents; prepares summaries of documents as requested for accuracy and identifying issues for review and decision by attorney.
  • Initiates, drafts, manages and/or interprets contracts, including leases, purchases, employment and various other agreements and/or amendments; as requested, negotiates terms and conditions of various contracts. Work directly with outside vendors, with limited attorney involvement.
  • Manages the intake of legal research requests and conducts, analyzes and reports the search results from digests, practice manuals and other sources.
  • Responds to and prepares discovery requests and responses; collects, compiles and manages document production and preservation; attends hearings, etc. as required.


  • Bachelor's degree and/or Paralegal Certificate
  • 5 years of practice as a paralegal in corporate law department, law firm, government practice or equivalent experience
  • Excellent organizational, communication (both written and verbal)
  • Able to work independently and manage multiple large tasks simultaneously from and prioritize workload with a strong attention to detail
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, and WestLaw/Nexis-Lexis



  • Strong preference will be give to applicants with Litigation experience.
  • Experience with e-Discovery 
  • Experience with Legal Hold 


Be Rewarded

At Xcel Energy, you’ll receive a market-competitive total rewards package that includes a lot more than just a paycheck: health care coverage and wellness plans, dental and eye care coverage, a 401(k) plan with a company match contribution, and (for most employees) a fully-paid pension, paid time off, and life and disability insurance. 

Be Engaged

We’re actively engaged in our communities, and because of that, you’ll receive 40 hours of paid volunteer time off each year. We even match up to 100 hours of your off-hours volunteer time at $10 per hour, so the qualifying nonprofits you support get twice the benefit. Between the Xcel Energy Foundation, our annual United Way Campaign, and our many other efforts, we’re committed to the communities we serve, and strongly encourage our employees to give back.

Be Inclusive

Diversity is not just a reflection of race or ethnicity. Your education, background, age, gender, sexual orientation, native language, geographic allegiance, and personality all equip you to make a distinctive contribution to our team.

The law department has received the Hennepin County Bar Association Employer Diversity Award, Association of Corporate Counsel Value Champion Award, “Twin Cities Legal Department of the Year” – National Law Journal, Center for Legal Inclusiveness Inclusiveness@Work Award – Legal Department, Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Employer of Choice - West Region.  We also sponsor many Diversity organization and Bar associations.

Our employees have also formed a number of Business Resource Groups (BRGs), which provide a safe place to exchange ideas, perform community outreach, and achieve personal and professional growth. Our Council for Diversity and Inclusion, composed of leaders from each of the BRGs, promotes collaboration between the groups. Our BRGs contribute to the company’s internal news site and hold events to share information about social issues, the company’s role in promoting diversity and inclusion, and the ways other can get involved.






As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  CO - Denver || CO - Denver || United States (US) || General Counsel || 80010:Deputy General Counsel || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 24945

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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