Sr. Counsel - Arbitration
ConocoPhillips Company - Houston, TX

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Job Description Sr. Counsel - Arbitration - 00A9D Description Company Overview ConocoPhillips is an international, integrated energy company with operations in more than 30 countries. As the third-largest integrated energy company in the United States and fourth largest refiner in the world, ConocoPhillips' goal is to deliver energy in a safe, environmentally and socially responsible manner. More than 30,000 ConocoPhillips employees work worldwide to consistently deliver top performance and value to maintain the company's global market position.

Employees' individual talents and strengths combine to create a diverse and energized work force within ConocoPhillips. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ""COP."" The Senior Counsel will provide legal support for arbitration section of large corporate law department. Responsibilities may include: * Providing legal support for arbitration section of large corporate law department * Managing complex commercial domestic and international arbitration docket to include developing case strategies, case budgets, cost management, overseeing and advising outside counsel, and conducting risk analyses * Providing legal advice to ConocoPhillips staff and management and providing strategic direction to procure the optimal early resolution or, if necessary, arbitration of commercial matters and ensure arbitration costs associated with commercial claims are appropriate for the magnitude and risk of the matter Qualifications Basic: * Legally authorized to work in the United States on a regular full-time basis without restrictions * J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association * Admitted to the State Bar of Texas or other appropriate jurisdiction or allowed to practice law in Texas through reciprocal agreement Preferred : * Minimum 8 years experience with extensive knowledge of and experience with international and domestic arbitration and/or commercial litigation in the energy industry.

  • Superior mediation negotiation, advocacy and presentation skills, and mature judgment and discretion * Ability to manage and prioritize assignments which may be broad in scope and complexity, and which involve collaborative work with employees in different departments or with varying degrees of seniority required * Self-initiation on regular and complex assignments required. Required to work well under pressure and meet deadlines * Effective utilization and communication with internal support staff including assigned paralegal and administrative assistant * Excellent written and oral communication skills required; ability to effectively manage and communicate with internal business clients and outside the Company with opposing and outside counsel, experts, witnesses and vendors * Ability to work independently within broadly defined objectives, being able to perform job functions without extensive supervision. Reports to Lead Counsel and works as a member of his/her team. Close consultation with business management is essential.
Close consultation with other members of the ConocoPhillips Legal Function is important * Ability to learn quickly and apply COP policies, procedures, operations and industry practices * Comprehensive analytical, conceptual, problem-solving, planning, evaluation and legal project management skills. Experience with decision tree risk analysis is a plus. * Ability to prepare and present clear, concise and persuasive oral/written opinions, reports, correspondence and presentations * Effective use of knowledge and experience in establishing and weighing alternatives for making decisions associated with area of responsibility. * Capable of establishing professional credibility with variety of clients and management * Strong hands-on experience and leadership in the discovery process, both paper and electronic In order 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 January 24, 2011.

Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a)(1).

Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, or J or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire. ConocoPhillips is an equal opportunity employer Job Function: Legal Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level Primary Location: NORTH AMERICA-USA-TEXAS-HOUSTON Line of Business: Corporate Staffs Job Posting:Jan 5, 2011 Mention's Job Board when applying.

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ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston,...