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Assistant General Counsel Job

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis


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.



Position Summary

You will provide legal counsel to Xcel Energy and management of Xcel Energy legal services, including outside counsel, regarding state regulatory legal matters. Handle complex legal matters on a regular basis, often requiring creative solutions to challenging legal issues. Viewed as an expert within the company and legal community in designated practice area.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and counsel to Xcel Energy management on complex legal, business, legislation, regulation, and strategic matters.
  • Prepares contracts, pleadings, briefs and other documents for business transactions or legal proceedings.
  • Represents Xcel Energy in courts, regulatory agencies and other adjudicatory or adversarial proceedings.
  • May serve in a lead role to provide overall practice expertise and direction of attorneys within area of expertise. May act as primary point of contact for business areas.


Minimum Requirements

  • Juris Doctorate degree from ABA accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice in state where position is located.
  • 10+ years of practice in corporate law department, law firm, government practice or equivalent legal experience.
  • Leadership experience required.



  • Experience with Regulatory law



During COVID-19 Pandemic this position may require the ability to temporarily work remote within the company service territory until company protocol dictates return to the office criteria has been met.






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:  MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || General Counsel || 80010:Deputy General Counsel || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $142,900 to $203,100 per year

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Requisition Number: 36404

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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