The Senior Counsel will support the Litigation section of a large corporate legal department in a publicly traded, international energy company.
Responsibilities may include:
Managing toxic tort and/or personal injury litigation in coordination with outside counsel
Investigating and analyzing incidents, claims, or potential disputes (including bankruptcy, contract, real estate, collections, auto) in coordination with ConocoPhillips business units
Providing options and recommended course of action to ConocoPhillips business unit representatives and Legal department management in connection with claims and litigation
Working directly with claimants and/or their legal representatives in the resolution of claims or disputes
Evaluating liability and projecting financial impact
Analyzing contractual indemnity obligations
Participating on emergency response team regarding claims in connection with company incidents
Legally authorized to work in the United States
Juris Doctor from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association or foreign equivalent
7+ years experience as an attorney
Proficient (perform the skill with limited assistance) with MS Office Suite
Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to travel up to 10% of the time
Experience in various areas of litigation, including personal injury, asbestos, benzene, property damage, commercial, real estate
Experience in bankruptcy
Experience in oil and gas
Experience in resolution of pre-litigation disputes, including tort and commercial issues, with strong negotiation skills
Experience in insurance or claims management
Ability to manage and prioritize assignments which may be varied in scope and involve collaborative work with employees in different departments or with varying levels of seniority
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
Ability to anticipate and address the needs of the business units
Self-initiative and proactive handling of assignments
Mature judgment and discretion
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Comprehensive analytical, conceptual, problem-solving, planning, and evaluation skills
Builds strong relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals
Listens actively and invites dialogue for shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive performance and achieve results
Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals
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To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of August 8, 2019.
Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee. Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.
Location: Houston, TX 77088
ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.
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