What you’ll be doing...

Verizon is seeking an experienced and talented lawyer/regulatory professional to join its Federal Regulatory & Legal Affairs group. The group’s primary practice areas include federal regulatory and legislative matters and related litigation for all Verizon business units.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Working with the business and policy teams to develop and advocate positions that advance company’s interest before the FCC and other federal and state regulators. This will involve developing and handling complex technical and economic issues.
  • Advocating the company’s positions in proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission and other federal regulators.
  • Managing a docket of rulemakings and other regulatory proceedings addressing matters of interest to Verizon.
  • Developing and maintaining productive relationships with external stakeholders, including at trade groups, within regulatory bodies, and at other third parties.
  • Managing appellate litigation concerning federal regulation of Verizon.
  • Developing case strategy, writing and editing briefs and motions, conducting fact investigations, identifying and interviewing witnesses, attending or conducting oral arguments, and preparing for, managing, and conducting regulatory proceedings.
  • Providing legal support to legislative team in advocating on legislation with potential regulatory impact on Verizon’s businesses.
  • Assisting in the formulation of business and regulatory solutions to problems that expose the company to risk.
  • Providing counseling to various business groups to eliminate, or comply with, regulatory obligations.

What we’re looking for...

  • Excellent academic record, including high performance at top tier law school
  • 5+ years of work experience at a top tier law firm or with state or federal government
  • Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills
  • Regulatory experience (particularly with FCC) a plus
  • Ability to understand and handle complex technical and economic issues
  • Experience dealing with decision makers and third-party constituencies
  • Member of bar of at least one state

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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