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Senior Counsel

Company: Enviva
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

The Enviva team is driven by our shared vision for a renewable energy future. We are a fast-growing, purpose-driven, global energy company specializing in delivering sustainable wood biomass solutions. Enviva’s Legal team advances that vision in line with core guiding principles:  Trusted advisors  providing  commercially-oriented solutions  through  exceptional service .

Enviva’s Legal team is seeking a commercially-oriented Senior Counsel with an entrepreneurial spirit to provide legal support Company-wide, with a focus on mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. The Senior Counsel will report to Enviva’s Vice President, Associate General Counsel, and Secretary and be located in the Company’s headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland.

Responsibilities

Serve as primary internal legal advisor for mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other growth-oriented transactions

Draft and negotiate contracts, counsel commercial team members, and manage outside counsel for each of the foregoing

Provide legal advice and support, in alignment with the team’s guiding principles and together with existing team members, across the full range of legal issues affecting a global renewable energy company, including development, finance, sales, shipping, construction, litigation, procurement, intellectual property, and environmental matters

Supervise outside counsel retained for litigation and other disputes

Identify and analyze legal issues and risks, present clear recommendations, and ensure legal compliance across the full spectrum of legal issues facing the Company

Participate in establishing the Company’s legal policies, goals, and objectives

Qualifications

J.D. from an accredited law school; must be licensed to practice law in at least one state

5+ years’ relevant experience with an international law firm representing clients in the traditional or renewable energy space

Commitment to bring practical and commercially-oriented judgment to bear in solving legal problems

Exceptional attention to detail

Self-starter with ability to work under pressure, manage multiple projects and competing priorities, meet deadlines, and adapt to change within a growing company

Demonstrated experience establishing credibility and rapport with executive-level management

Strong competency in drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts

Proficiency in communicating with commercial team members in a clear, yet practical, commonsense manner; i.e., a businessperson’s lawyer rather than a “lawyer’s lawyer”

Interest and aptitude in becoming a corporate generalist

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