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Our long-standing client, an international publicly traded and premier company, has exclusively engaged us to identify an experienced MAJOR PROJECTS COUNSEL for its Houston office.
All resumes must be submitted to sg@sharongerberattorneysearch for consideration.
This position offers an opportunity to do a variety of quality work and assume significant responsibility and a leading role with a stable, premier corporation and in a collegial environment. The attorney hired will work closely with business units.
Essential Job Duties:
Provide legal support to the Major Projects and Finance functions, including:
--identifying key issues related to transactions and providing strategic and pragmatic advice
--developing and implementing project shareholding/corporate structures that comply with applicable legal and regulatory requirements
--meeting corporate objectives
Draft, review, comment on, and negotiate project documents, including, in particular, EPC/EPCM and other construction services arrangements and related documents (e.g. letters of credit and performance guarantees) and assist with tenders relating to the same
Provide accurate, concise, and timely legal advice in a professional manner to a diverse, cross-functional group of internal clients
Demonstrated capability to build knowledge in particular areas of law, with the ability to quickly identify legal risks
Ability to think strategically and to appreciate both the immediate and longer term business impacts of different legal courses of action
Maintain and update standard form contracts and conduct internal training workshops regarding such standard form contracts and the procurement process more generally
Support legal due diligence on potential development, investment/financing opportunities
Support claims, disputes, mediations, litigations and arbitrations relating to construction projects
Instruct, supervise and manage external law firms to ensure the highest quality of legal representation in a cost-effective manner
Minimum four (4) years of experience leading complex major capital/construction projects at a top-tier law firm or multinational corporation
Strong knowledge of the elements of a complex major capital project
Strong commercial, transactional, client advisory, influencing, negotiating and facilitation skills
Excellent drafting and negotiating skills
Proven ability to quickly grasp complex commercial arrangements
Advanced knowledge of legal principles and practices, including construction (required) and finance (preferred)
Demonstrated academic excellence in achieving Juris Doctorate
Demonstrated experience in the O&G industry is strongly preferred, but significant experience with the development and financing of large scale projects in the energy, infrastructure or extractives sector will also be considered (deal list, including candidate’s roles, should be provided)
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills
J.D. from a top law school/Strong academic credentials mandatory
Stable work history required
Other Significant Requirements:
The ideal candidate must possess a positive, collaborative, collegial attitude and a willingness to work outside of the assigned business unit, often supporting other oil and gas team members in their business units, in an environment of mutual respect and shared commitment to the team’s delivery of outstanding work product and responsiveness to organizational clients.
Qualified candidates, please forward your resume ASAP in pdf or word.doc format to Sharon E. Gerber, Esq. by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please reference “MAJOR PROJECTS COUNSEL-HOUSTON” in the subject line of the submission.
Please include a deal list, including your role on matters.
Please include work and cell contact numbers.
Unfortunately, due to the anticipated volume of resumes, we are often unable to respond to each candidate. We will contact you IF your background is a fit prior to submitting your resume.
Check us out on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-gerber-81a3004
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Very competitive salary, bonus, and benefits package.
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About Sharon Gerber Attorney Search
Sharon Gerber Attorney Search is an attorney recruiting and placement firm which places attorneys exclusively in-house at corporations and in Fortune 100 and 500 corporate legal departments nationally and internationally.
For more than twenty years, Sharon Gerber has achieved success in the legal search industry as illustrated by her impressive placement record and loyal client base. This is attributable to a high standard of ethics, combined with a strong belief in long-term relationships, consummate attention to detail, and an unwavering commitment to excellence.
Sharon Gerber has served as a speaker or moderator for the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, UCLA School of Law, University of Michigan Law School, and for NALSC. She was the recipient of the 2011 Shropshire Group Humanitarian Award for promoting diversity in the legal profession.
Sharon Gerber has placed attorneys in-house at all levels around the world, including in California, Texas, Michigan, New York, Alaska, and throughout the Middle East. Sharon Gerber practiced as a litigator in Houston before moving to Los Angeles 25 years ago to take an in-house posi...tion.
Located in Los Angeles County, Sharon Gerber Attorney Search is a member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC), and is committed to providing professional and ethical attorney placement services to the legal community.