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Associate Counsel

Company: Plug Power Inc.
Location: Latham
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Associate Counsel

Status: Exempt (Salaried)

Department: Legal

Position Summary

A proactive business and technology-oriented attorney to serve as Associate Counsel to support Plug Power's rapid commercial growth. The Associate Counsel will work directly with Plug Power's General Counsel on all aspects of advising Plug Power's leadership team on legal, regulatory and government affairs matters, including addressing commercial, financial, employment, sales, securities, litigation, government-relations, and corporate governance issues arising from Plug Power's business and the international expansion of its products and services. You will coordinate across the Finance, Engineering, Sales, HR, Business Development and Operations sections of the Company. This is a full-time position.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the General Counsel on all legal aspects of operating Plug Power's domestic and international business including sales, product expansion and research and development.
  • Advise on preparing, reviewing, negotiating, and closing a wide variety of commercial contracts, including, but not limited to, product development agreements, research collaboration agreements, supply agreements, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property agreements, and other construction, financial, sales, and marketing arrangements.
  • Provide legal input to the Chief Financial Officer and other in-house and external financial analysts to negotiate, review and close the Company's project finance transactions, including, but not limited to, subscription finance agreements and sale lease-back structures.
  • Supervise and direct outside counsel on multiple litigation matters.
  • Assist with federal and state government relations efforts to, among others, preservation and extension of the Internal Revenue Code's Section 48 Investment Tax Credit and other related tax policies and incentives beneficial for the business and coordinate with the Company's outside consulting, lobbying and public affairs firms and the offices of local, state and federal elected officials and government agencies.
  • Ensure work product of the highest quality that furthers Plug Power's strategic goals.
  • Open to domestic and international travel as and when required.

Education and Experience

  • J.D. degree (or foreign equivalent) and membership in at least one US state bar.
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience in a law firm or legal department of a publicly traded corporation, or a combination thereof.
  • Experience working directly with business clients, providing day-to-day input on business, commercial and financial strategies, resolving issues that arise in commercial relationships, and handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries.
  • Strong knowledge of contract, commercial, technology, energy, and intellectual property law in a technology and business-growth context and broad experience of advising on commercial, transactional and technology issues.
  • Must be a self-starting, motivated, assertive, and creative individual with excellent follow-through capabilities.

Plug Power, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Plug Power Inc., Decatur , Associate Counsel, Other , Latham, Illinois

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