Description:

Job Summary:
Provides legal advice and support to Supply & Trading business covering all aspects of trading, vessel chartering, operations, risk management, credit, finance, HR, and management, including with respect to commercial activities, commodity contracts, charter parties, regulatory matters, litigation and dispute resolution, policies, and overall ABC, Ethics, CFTC, and Trade Regulations compliance for the company. As required, support other matters and investments.

Responsibilities:
  • Lead a high performing legal team to support the President and Vice Presidents covering various aspects of business activities
  • Ensure strong Board processes and systems are in place by scheduling and properly recording Board meetings/consents
  • Manage a comprehensive Corporate Compliance program and implement strong procedures to limit risks facing the company
  • Undertake legal risk evaluation such that senior management understands all material risks and opportunities with clear risk mitigation strategies
  • Support the management team in preparation of contractual notices, claim documentation, and management of disputes against company
  • Communicate and manage all external counsel arrangements and projects, including review and approval of legal expenses
  • Support and provide legal counsel with other cross-functional groups to ensure alignment with corporate and compliance objectives
  • Review and provide feedback on complex contractual arrangements
  • Set work processes and provide ultimate legal assessments to team
  • Evaluate pre-litigation matters
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements
Education Requirements:
  • Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.) with an active license to practice law
  • Bar Certified, Texas license preferred

Requirements:
  • Minimum twelve (12) years legal experience required, specifically energy related experience with a medium to large energy company which includes:
    • Corporate commercial transactions in oil trading
    • Trading
    • Corporate Governance
    • CFTC and trading platforms
    • OFAC, ABC and other regulatory (federal, state, & local)
    • Providing risk-based business guidance
    • International Maritime or Charter Party Agreements
  • Ability to work autonomously but also work effectively within a team and be a positive contributor to the team
  • Strong leadership, verbal and written communication skills, and good negotiation skills
  • Ability to collaborate with legal departments in other locations and maintain relationship with HQ