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Assistant Corporate Counsel

Company: Ameren
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

If end date is listed, the posting will come down at 12:00 am on that date:

The Assistant Corporate Counsel is responsible for a wide range of matters in the legal practice areas of transactional and commercial matters, including the drafting and negotiation of simple and complex agreements related to the procurement of goods and services, non-disclosure agreements, energy purchases and sales, utility interconnects, energy efficiency programs, intellectual property matters, and infrastructure technology. Assistant Corporate Counsel will also assist other attorney's and paralegals in the Company's legal department in the performance of legal-related tasks. Position will involve research of legal matters, drafting and filing of legal documents, preparing reports. Position requires the ability to solve complex problems, to work with minimal guidance and to build trusted professional relationships within the department and the Company. Consideration for a position above Assistant Corporate Counsel (e.g., Corporate Counsel or Senior Corporate Counsel) may be given to highly-qualified applicants.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Drafting and negotiation of contracts.
  • Development of contract templates.
  • Creation and administration of policies and procedures related the developments and administration of contracts.
  • Review of requests for proposals, bids and responses.
  • Research and gather due diligence information related to transactions involving Ameren. Obtain and organize legal documents.
  • Assist with providing training on legal risks and industry issues within the Company.
  • Communicating directly with the Company's business lines to understand the Company's legal needs.
  • Keep current on industry issues, and communicate within their function on changes in law, or emerging issues.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in multiple research tools and in legal writing. Assist in the implementation of new research and technology resources to the Company.


Juris Doctorate Degree (J.D.) from an accredited law school required. Three or more years of experience in a law firm, corporate legal department or other comparable legal setting required. Transactional experience preferred. Licensed, eligible to practice or able to seek admission in Missouri and/or Illinois required. Working knowledge of legal primary practice area required.

  • Salary based on successful candidate's background and position's market value.

In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

Working knowledge and skills with legal software systems (i.e., LEXIS and/or Westlaw) required.

Proficiency with general computer skills.

Additional Information

Ameren's selection process includes a series of interviews and may include a leadership assessment process. Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by law.

Keywords: Ameren, St. Louis , Assistant Corporate Counsel, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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