MISO is an essential link in the safe, cost-effective delivery of electric power across all or parts of 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. As a Regional Transmission Organization, MISO assures consumers of unbiased regional grid management and open access to the transmission facilities under MISO’s functional supervision.
We manage one of the world’s largest energy markets, clearing billions in gross market charges annually. We use a five-minute commitment process that provides market liquidity and transparent pricing while also minimizing congestion and maximizing efficient energy transmission.
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Provide legal support and advice in NERC regulatory and compliance matters, FERC regulatory and compliance matters, including proceedings, risk identification, and mitigation strategies, in order to contribute to and influence the strategic direction of the organization.
- Examine, interpret, and advise on laws, rulings, regulations, and orders, particularly those relating to NERC reliability standards and requirements and FERC regulations, orders, and legal decisions
- Review, analyze, investigate and represent MISO with respect to events related to NERC, FERC, NAESB, and other regulatory compliance
- Provide leadership, strategic advice, business counseling, and expertise for internal legal resources and business partners to assist in addressing and solving legal, regulatory, and compliance issues
- Identify regulatory or external customer/stakeholder issues, particularly with respect to FERC and NERC, and proactively develop MISO positions in order to work with teams (including cross functional teams) to achieve desired results
- Advocate on behalf of MISO within regulatory and/or stakeholder committees and groups, particularly with respect to NERC and FERC
- Prepare tariff amendments, contracts, service agreements, testimony, briefs, arguments, pleadings and other legal documents
- Represent MISO before state and federal agencies and courts
- Manage litigation, including the discovery production process and issuance of legal holds to preserve relevant information
- Forecast, allocate and manage resources, including outside counsel, to meet business needs and achieve strategic goals in a timely manner
- Professionally exercise discretion and independent judgment in day-to-day work
- Effectively network, influence and problem solve to shape outcomes and negotiate agreements with customers/stakeholders to meet business objectives
- Collaboratively partner with other attorneys, paralegals, law clerks, and administrative staff (and other employees in a matrixed organization) to ensure effective communication, operational excellence, and/or customer service is delivered