Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of International Litigation Management Senior Counsel located in either San Ramon, CA or Houston, TX through April 13th , 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time).
This position is with the Litigation Management 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. The attorneys retain and directly manage external counsel and partner with all internal stakeholders including business clients and other Chevron functions including Corporate Affairs. The position reports to Chevron Upstream Law Managing Counsel- Litigation (San Ramon, CA)
Relocation may be considered within Chevron parameters
Expatriate assignments will not be considered.
Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Providing guidance and oversight on a wide variety of global disputes and investigations arising from oil and gas exploration and production activities all over the world.
Developing and implementing 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
Leading and participating in incident investigations
Providing independent case assessments and evaluations
Effectively partnering with outside counsel, experts, and consultants
Establishing budgets and managing legal spend
Providing pre-dispute guidance on legal and regulatory issues
Partnering seamlessly and effectively with Chevron in-country attorneys and other stakeholders
Coordinating discovery, including maximizing effective use of in-house resources
Traveling to international and domestic locations on short notice and as needed for extended time periods
Juris Doctor and Membership in California State Bar or other U.S. State Bar, with eligibility to be registered as California in-house counsel
Minimum 5 or more years of 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 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
7 or more years of experience in litigation and/or international arbitration with primary responsibility for significant claims and cases
Recent hands-on litigation experience within a major law firm or specialty boutique firm and/or in-house experience managing significant matters
First and/or second-chair trial and/or international arbitration experience
Significant experience in sophisticated white-collar issues and government and internal investigations
Oil and gas industry knowledge and experience
This position is being posted internally and externally
Preferred location San Ramon, CA.
Due to covid-19 situation, employees are currently working from home