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Southern Company Sr. Paralegal in Atlanta, Georgia

Sr. Paralegal


Job Summary:

The Senior Paralegal will be responsible for supporting the Southern Company Gas attorneys in a dynamic in-house legal department supporting operations in Illinois and the other states in which operate. This individual will join a team of two additional paralegals to assist with energy regulatory matters, litigation (responding to subpoenas and providing pre-litigation and litigation support services to in-house and outside attorneys), transactions, and other special projects under the supervision of an attorney.

Duties and Responsibilities

Civil Litigation Support:

  • Intake, process and respond timely and properly to subpoenas

  • Initial intake of new litigation matters including initial investigation to obtain relevant case information

  • Draft and issue legal holds and conduct document custodian interviews and collections as appropriate

  • Investigate, compile and digest facts of new cases or pre-suit investigations

  • Assist outside counsel with discovery requests

  • Maintain and update files and databases for legal maters, including tracking deadlines

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Proceeding Support:

  • Calendar and meet FERC and other filing deadlines as appropriate

Transactional Support:

  • Review and negotiate non-disclosure agreements and utility franchise agreements with attorney supervision

  • Assist with assigning managing and supply chain contracts for legal review

• Perform other duties as assigned

Education, Certifications/Licenses:


  • Bachelor’s degree


  • Paralegal certificate

Related Work Experience:


  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a litigation paralegal

Applicant may possess a combination of equivalent education and work experience.

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Excellent writing, organizational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail

  • Excellent Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint) skills and computer skills

  • Ability to prioritize, manage tight deadlines and manage own workload

  • Strong client service orientation

  • Strong communication skills, including ability to liaise and develop relationships with other business units

  • Ability to work well on a team and individually in a fast-paced environment

  • Demonstrated initiative and proactive approach to challenges

  • Positive attitude

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Keyboarding = Constant 67-100%

  • Travel = Occasional 1-33%

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Legal & Compliance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

AGLR Corporate Office - 10 Peachtree Place NE (10AtlantaCODE)

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: GAS2003714

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