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Anadarko seeks a Counsel / Sr Counsel to join the Legal Litigation organization located in The Woodlands, TX office. The position will focus on independently managing a large docket of complex commercial disputes in multiple jurisdictions from cradle to grave, as well as, providing legal advice in anticipation of litigation.
The ideal candidate for this position should possess the following minimum qualifications:
Experience handling or managing environmental litigation, including legacy litigation, is highly preferred. Experience with environmental contamination cases in Louisiana is preferred.
Experience with environmental litigation in California and/or Colorado is also helpful
A minimum of eight years of relevant experience practicing litigation with emphasis on oil & gas related matters
Experience is highly preferable with an oil & gas company and / or a top tier law firm
Strong technical knowledge of domestic oil & gas law, including: land owner issues, lease disputes and JOA disputes
Significant experience with electronic discovery
Litigation experience in Texas, Louisiana and Colorado in both state and federal courts
Experience analyzing litigation contingency reserves and SEC disclosures of litigation matters
Demonstrated project leadership experience
Demonstrated experience as a member of a crisis management team
Excellent analytical skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Ability and willingness to travel as needed
Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team
High level of experience with management of electronic discovery
Provide legal advice to oil and gas clients in anticipation of litigation
Coordinate litigation legal strategies with transactional legal team
Recommend retention of qualified outside counsel to represent the Company’s interests in litigated/arbitrated matters
Direct the work of outside counsel to insure the highest quality of legal representation in a cost-effective manner
Manage independently a large docket of complex commercial disputes in multiple jurisdictions from cradle to grave
Strong communication skills
Able to conduct early assessment of facts and law in order to communicate the associated risk throughout the progress of litigation or arbitration to the Associate General Counsel of Litigation, clients in the Company, members of the Financial Reporting team and colleagues in the Legal Department.
Internal Number: 7006
About Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is one of the world's largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies, with corporate offices in The Woodlands, Texas. Anadarko's mission is to deliver a competitive and sustainable rate of return to Shareholders by developing, acquiring and exploring for oil and gas resources vital to the world's health and welfare.