ConocoPhillips Senior Counsel in HOUSTON, Texas

Title: Senior Counsel


Job Number: 00RI5

Our Company

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 17 countries, $69 billion of total assets, and approximately 11,200 employees as of June 30, 2018. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,216 MBOED for the six months ended June 30, 2018, and proved reserves were 5.0 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2017.

Employees across the globe focus on fulfilling our core SPIRIT Values of safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. And we apply the characteristics that define leadership excellence in how we engage each other, collaborate with our teams, and drive the business.


The Senior Counsel will work with colleagues in the Corporate section of a large corporate law department in a publicly traded, international energy company.

Responsibilities may include:

Treasury and Finance

Providing legal advice and services to the Finance / Treasury department regarding all types of corporate financing including:

  • Asset Purchase and Sale Financing

  • Aviation Financing

  • FAA Regulatory and Compliance

  • Corporate Bank Credit Facilities

  • Real Estate Lease Financing (Synthetic and Operating)

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Treasury Policies

  • Trust Investments

  • Commercial Marine Treasury Related Matters

Treasury Services (Bartlesville)

Advising on legal aspects of corporate services such as:

  • U.S. Corporate Card Program

  • Canada Corporate Card Program


Providing finance legal support and advice to Tax Group (attorneys) regarding:

  • Asset and Equity Dispositions

  • International Financing Arrangements

  • Canada Debt Issuances

  • Canada Subsidiary Restructurings

  • Canada Upchain Cash Movement & Positioning

  • Other Domestic Tax-Related Projects

Investor Relations & Communications

Providing legal support and advice to and regarding the following organizations and/or processes:

  • Community Relations Group

  • Corporate Contributions

  • Employee Giving Programs

  • Special Events and Sponsorships

  • Non-Profit Matters

  • Policies

  • University Relations


Provides legal support and advice regarding the following corporate functions and processes:

  • Authority Limitations

  • Retention Codes

  • Confidentiality Agreements

  • Corporate Secretary Support

  • Delaware Law Support

  • Document Retention Codes

  • Legacy Company Discontinued Operations



  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association

  • Admission to the Bar of the State of Texas or other appropriate jurisdiction

  • 10 years of legal experience with corporate matters


  • Working knowledge and experience providing legal advice and services in connection with corporate financings commonly undertaken by a large international company

  • Working knowledge of securities laws

  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion regarding confidential and sensitive matters

  • Excellent negotiation, presentation, collaboration and diplomacy skills

  • 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 and/or with varying degrees of seniority

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines and function independently without extensive supervision

  • Ability to learn quickly and apply company policies, procedures, operations and industry practices

  • Ability to easily and effectively communicate with Legal management and internal business clients

  • Ability to work within broadly defined objectives

  • Strong individual initiative, discipline and commitment to superior performance and continuous improvement

  • Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals

  • Listens actively and invites dialogue for shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive performance and achieve results

  • Builds strong relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals

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 October 26, 2018 .

Candidates for this U.S. position 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 A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Job Function: Legal

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level


Title: Senior Counsel