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Provide legal services in assigned subject matter areas. Work product shall display thorough knowledge and practical understanding of the oil and natural gas industry and API’s mission, goals and processes; imagination; accuracy; and completeness, while meeting applicable deadlines and client needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide timely, integral legal counsel and strategic advice on assigned legislative, regulatory, litigation and corporate issues as requested by the General Counsel, Managing Counsel - Environmental and assigned client groups.
Provide legal services in support of API Law Committee and its subcommittees (Subcommittee on Environmental, Health and Safety Law, Subcommittee on Exploration and Production Law and Marketing Law Subcommittee) and task forces/work groups.
Independently work with other API departments, offices, committees and member companies on a portfolio of issues affecting the industry to identify needs and opportunities for legal counsel, services and advice, and deliver such advice and counsel efficiently and effectively.
Identify legal issues presented by proposed government regulation, legislation or policy and manage such issues with appropriate client groups. This includes the drafting of legal memoranda and briefs, review of client committee agendas and minutes, attendance at client committee meetings, and if appropriate, the preparation and review of testimony, industry comments for administrative rulemakings, agency submissions, policy papers, and talking points on issues important to the industry, the Institute or its members.
Participate in legislative and regulatory proceedings within assigned subject matter areas. The attorney will work with designated API staff and committees on issue and strategy development, consensus gathering, conflict resolution, and coalition-building with other organizations, etc.
Identify issues appropriate for litigation; manage, direct and engage in litigation or other judicial proceedings (in-house or through use of outside counsel as appropriate) within assigned subject matter areas.
Consistently demonstrate thorough knowledge and practical understanding of the oil and natural gas industry, API’s mission, goals and processes, and skills necessary to effectively carry out duties.
Consistently make decisions that are timely, well-considered and effectively implemented.
Successfully set goals and priorities to accomplish tasks and complete assignments thoroughly, on schedule and within budget.
Accept responsibility and accountability for performance and interact effectively with all stakeholders involved in projects or issues.
Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and stress-management techniques.
Exhibit initiative to willingly identify challenges, take on increased responsibility/workload, and develop networks/alliance both inside and outside the Institute.
Mentor junior staff attorneys as appropriate.
Law degree from ABA-accredited law school with minimum 6 years legal experience and admission to practice in at least one jurisdiction. Must have knowledge and experience in litigation, with experience in
The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Our nearly 500 corporate members, from the largest major oil company to the smallest of independents, come from all segments of the industry. They are producers, refiners, suppliers, pipeline operators and marine transporters, as well as service and supply companies that support all segments of the industry.