Immediate Opening for a Renewable Energy/Public Utilities Law Associate

Keyes & Fox LLP seeks a 3rd to 6th-year associate for an immediate opening. A cover letter, resume, and writing sample are requested as soon as possible, and should be sent to and no later than August 3, 2020.

Keyes & Fox LLP: Founded in 2008, Keyes & Fox specializes in administrative and transactional law, with a focus on renewable energy and transportation electrification. Our practice provides opportunities to participate in a wide spectrum of skill areas, including energy project support, transactional work, policy development, and administrative litigation.

Our attorneys have cultivated transactions throughout the country and, collectively, have appeared before over 40 state public utility commissions, making them some of the foremost experts in state energy policy in the nation. We have shaped policy on a wide range of issues to advance renewable energy including distributed energy resources (DERs), community choice aggregation, transportation electrification and energy efficiency representing a variety of clients on a multitude of issues, including but not limited to grid modernization, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, energy storage, energy efficiency, demand response, DER program design, rate cases, utility mergers, shared renewables programs, microgrids, cost-effectiveness assessments, community solar, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), and the development of interconnection standards.

We care deeply about the health and safety of our employees and provide flexibility to work remotely, ask our associates to target 1,400 billable hours per year, and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Responsibilities: The Associate will primarily focus on negotiating and drafting power purchase agreements, engineering procurement and construction contracts and other documents to support the development of clean energy projects. The Associate will also assist with the development, implementation and defense of policies promoting DERs, transportation electrification, utility-scale renewable energy projects, and community choice aggregation in states across the country, concentrating on California and the mountain west. The Associate will be based out of our San Francisco, CA office (once it reopens), but we will consider remote working arrangements for highly qualified candidates.

Qualifications: Keyes & Fox hires exceptional attorneys motivated to advance our clients’ objectives, fascinated by the energy and utility industry and passionate about addressing our society’s most pressing concerns. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements on behalf of clients, particularly power purchase agreements;
  • Three to six years of experience in either a law firm, government or in-house legal role;
  • Excellent written and oral advocacy skills, especially communicating legal, technical, policy and analytical information in a clear and persuasive manner;
  • Strong legal research, analytical and quantitative skills; and
  • An active membership in good standing of the California Bar (bar membership in other states will be considered) and a juris doctor degree from a top law school.

Keyes & Fox LLP highly values the benefits of diversity in our workplace and strives to provide an inclusive and supportive work environment. We welcome lawyers from all backgrounds to join our team. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.