Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is
vital to our culture and the way we do business. Creating an
environment where differences are embraced and where every person
feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the
largest and most geographically diverse U.S.publicly traded water
and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,000
dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based
drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million
people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean,
affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help
make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit
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Provide legal and compliance counsel and advice to American
Waters Homeowner Services Business Unit.
Provide advice and counsel on a pro-active basis to executives,
senior managers and employees with respect to legal and compliance
issues affecting the business (marketing, operations, commercial
transactions, regulatory, litigation, business development,
corporate governance) with a particular focus on operations. (60%)
Review, draft and negotiate vendor and other commercial agreements.
(30%) Serve as a member of the functional legal team and support
Division General Counsel in building the capabilities of the team.
Perform other projects as assigned by the Division General Counsel.
Manage outside counsel with respect to legal matters and assist in
evaluation of quality, cost, and efficiency of outside counsel.
Extensive experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide
variety of commercial contracts balancing legal and business
Expertise in home warranty/home service contracts, insurance,
marketing and/or consumer focused laws is a plus, but not
Experience effectively handling a variety of matters displaying
strong business acumen.
Experience in providing timely and effective practical corporate
and commercial legal advice and services.
Able to effectively spot legal issues and determine practical,
workable options for resolving them.
Results-focused experience, has worked in fast-paced,
Strong verbal and written communication skills (e.g. presentation,
fluency, report writing). Strong interpersonal skills (e.g.
tact/diplomacy, persuasion, negotiation, cooperation) including
ability to work effectively with all levels throughout the
At least 7-10 years of experience as a licensed, practicing
attorney with significant experience drafting and negotiating
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.
License to practice law in IL or NJ (as applicable) or ability to
obtain in-house license within 6 months of hire date.
Up to 10-15% when travel is permitted.
Drives Safety Culture
Drives Vision & Purpose
Strategic & Learning Agility
Political & Organizational Savvy
Builds Effective Teams & Network
Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing
American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment
Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for
employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color,
pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national
origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she
is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other
status protected by federal, state, and local laws.