Chevron

Chevron is one of the world’s leading energy companies, with approximately 48,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.

Position Summary :

This position is with the Upstream Litigation Management group which provides dispute resolution services, including arbitration and litigation management to all non-U.S. Upstream companies, and provides guidance to several corporate groups located in San Ramon, California. 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, non-U.S. environmental claims, property disputes, personal injury, employment, government investigations, FCPA and claims stemming from the Alien Tort Statute. The attorneys deal directly with external counsel, business clients and other Chevron functions including Policy, Government and Public Affairs (PGPA) based within the U.S. and outside the U.S.

Duties and Responsibilities :

This position will be predominantly focused on supporting disputes involving Chevron’s major engineering, procurement and construction projects around the World. In that regard, Chevron is looking for candidates with knowledge and experience in construction claims disputes, including the evaluation, mediation, arbitration and litigation of such claims.

This position may also include:
•Providing guidance and oversight on a wide-variety of global disputes and investigations arising from oil and gas exploration and production activities in 35 countries
•Developing and implementing strategy consistent with business objectives and Chevron Objectives-Based Litigation Technique (COBALT) principles
•Providing timely, fit-for-purpose oral and written advice, and counsel to business clients and law management
•Facilitating innovative resolutions to disputes, utilizing Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) when appropriate
•Providing case assessment and case evaluations
•Effectively partnering with and managing outside counsel
•Establishing and managing outside counsel budget and control costs
•Coordinating discovery, including interviews, depositions, interrogatories and document production, and maximizing effective use of available in-house resources
•Directing and participating in incident investigations
•Providing counsel to and collaborating with Chevron in-country attorneys assigned to the business units
•Frequent travel to non-U.S. locations on short notice and as needed for extended time periods

Skills and Competence :

Juris Doctor and Membership in California State Bar or other U.S. State Bar, with eligibility to be registered as California in-house counsel
•Seven plus years’ experience in litigation and/or international arbitration with primary responsibility for 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 work collaboratively with clients, other in-house counsel, external counsel, and Law Department professionals
•Ability to effectively manage, direct and report on a high volume of complex and diverse claims
•Must hold a valid passport

Qualifications :

Recent hands-on litigation experience within a major law firm or specialty boutique firm
•Construction litigation experience
•First and/or second-chair trial and/or international arbitration experience