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Company: Chevron
Position: Senior Counsel
Location: Houston, TX

Description: This position is in the International Litigation group that provides dispute resolution services, including arbitration and litigation management to all Chevron International Upstream operations and provides guidance to several corporate groups located all over the world. The attorneys in this group have expertise in international arbitration and litigation and handle a wide variety of matters including disputes with foreign governments, major construction litigation, contract disputes, environmental claims, personal injury, labor and employment and government and internal investigations, white collar and criminal defense work. The attorneys retain and directly manage external counsel and partner with all internal stakeholders including business clients and other Chevron groups including Corporate Affairs. The position reports to Upstream Law Managing Counsel- International Litigation in San Ramon, CA.

Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Provide guidance and oversight on a wide variety of white-collar, criminal defense matters
  • Lead and coordinate the defense against criminal investigations and prosecutions including those initiated by host countries and government agencies
  • Lead internal investigations related to oil and gas exploration and production activities all over the world
  • Travel to international and domestic locations on short notice and as needed for extended time periods
  • Provide pre-dispute guidance to our business partners
  • Develop and implement strategy consistent with business objectives and principles
  • Providing timely, fit-for-purpose counsel to business clients and Law Function management
  • Facilitating innovative resolutions to disputes, utilizing Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) when appropriate
  • Provide robust and independent case assessments and evaluations
  • Effectively partner with outside counsel, experts, and consultants
  • Establish budgets and manage legal spend
  • Partner seamlessly and effectively with Chevron in-country attorneys and other stakeholders
  • Coordinate discovery, including maximizing effective use of in-house resources
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Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor and Membership in California State Bar or other U.S. State Bar, with eligibility to be registered as California in-house counsel

  • In-depth experience in sophisticated white collar and criminal defense work, domestically and internationally

  • 7+ years of experience involving first or second chair litigation and/or international arbitration work on significant claims and cases

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and evaluate complex disputes and sophisticated issues

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to prioritize work

  • Strong inter-personal skills including ability to seamlessly partner with business clients and other internal stakeholders, other in-house counsel, external counsel, and Law Function professionals

  • Ability to effectively manage and report on a high volume of complex and diverse claims

  • Must hold a valid passport

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Oil and gas industry knowledge and experience

  • Recent hands-on litigation experience within a major law firm or specialty boutique firm and/or in-house experience managing significant matters

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