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Duke Energy Senior Counsel - HR, Labor & Employment in Cincinnati, Ohio

More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Build an exciting, rewarding career with us – help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.

Position Summary

The HR Legal group seeks to prevent issues from escalating by providing proactive advice and counsel on compliance with labor and employment laws. The group also seeks to ensure that workplace disputes are defensible when litigation does arise, and to resolve matters raised in administrative agency proceedings, arbitrations, negotiations, and other means outside of litigation. HR Legal is a trusted partner with the business at a strategic level while handling a high volume of daily workload with minimal use of outside counsel.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide labor and employment law advice to HR and management regarding matters of some complexity which may have a significant dollar impact on business operations

  • Perform complex assignments and draft legal documents, using legal research, analytical and writing skills

  • Handles administrative agency matters and represents the Company at arbitration hearings, including witness examination and post-hearing briefs.

  • Establish and develop effective working relationships with internal and external clients and stakeholders

  • Coordinates and collaborates on regulatory matters that have various areas of overlap within the business

  • Advice and counsel on compliance matters relevant to labor and employment law matters

Working Conditions

  • Local and overnight travel no more than 20% of the time

  • Position is located in Cincinnati, OH

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school

  • Five (5) years minimum of related experience practicing law

  • Licensed to practice law in Ohio and/or Kentucky or Licensed to practice in any state in the US and eligible for comity

Desired Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of experience in labor and employment law, with preference for traditional labor law and defense experience

  • Experience with internal investigations, administrative agency charges (EEOC, DOL, NLRB, etc.), management training, attorney demand letters, labor arbitrations, collective bargaining negotiations and contract interpretation, work stoppage planning, contingent workers and security issues

  • Prior litigation background is preferred

  • Excellent analytical and communication skills (verbally and in writing)

  • Strong demonstrated appreciation for diversity & inclusion

  • Strong, effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills

  • Ability to collaborate as an effective member of the team

  • Excellent work product and attention to detail

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Sunday, January 17, 2021

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Duke Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the laws set forth in the Department of Labor EEO Poster and Supplement.