Provides high quality operations and business-oriented legal advice to company service related business units, including litigation oversight. Assists in operational legal affairs of the company.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Advises company personnel on matters relating to such as contract review and drafting, insurance placement and claims management, regulatory assistance, litigation management, real estate and similar acquisitions.
Assists the General Counsel with various projects and ongoing issues.
Advises operational teams on policy issues and regulations as they concern operational compliance.
Collaborates with technical teams to assist in their operational efforts.
Compliance with corporate directives and governing documents.
Represents the business unit in various meeting and committees as required.
Engages and directs outside counsel when necessary.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Minimum of a Juris Doctorate and five years of In-House Counsel experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and percentages.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Admitted to practice law, in good standing and a member of the Texas State Bar.
Other Skills and Abilities
Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels.
Pragmatic approach to legal advice, with emphasis on ensuring ethical, legal, and safe operations and contracting practices.
Experience advising on and negotiating onshore U.S. exploration and production activities and agreements.
Experience in real estate transactions.
Experience in Employment Law.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.