Legal Litigation Counsel, Latin America

 

                                                                                                             Legal Litigation Counsel, Latin America

 

Shell has been operating in the United States since 1912.   We believe that our people are our greatest asset and that is why we invest   heavily in our employees. Our industry-leading development programme helps   unlock your potential and will see you work with an unrivalled pool of local   and global experts. We will make sure that your ideas will travel through our   global network of experts. In the United States, Shell is a major oil and gas   producer in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, a recognized innovator in oil and   gas exploration and production technology and one of America’s leading oil   and gas producers, fuel and natural gas marketers and petrochemical   manufacturers. We operate in 50 states and employ more than 22,000 people   delivering energy in technically innovative ways.

 

Responsibilities:

  •   Handling a broad range of disputes of varying   complexity in the Latin America & Caribbean Region, which includes all of   the Americas except for the US and Canada.
  •   Identifying legal issues relevant to matters   handled and acting with the appropriate urgency.
  •   Identifying general legal sensitivities and   proposing solutions to the businesses with a clear sense of reality.
  •   Identifying all potential problem areas with   respect to cases and matters and relating them to client objectives.
  •   Provide strategy and supervision to outside   counsel.
  •   Identifying options for achieving client   objectives within applicable legal restraints and proposing legal resolutions   to lawsuits, disputes and regulatory challenges.
  •   Fully understanding the Shell Business   Principles and Code of Conduct and challenging client decision making in   respect of potential breaches.
  •   Serving on external professional or industry   bodies as appropriate and carrying a recognized representational role as   appropriate.
  •   Periodically communicating with and updating   the client on significant developments in the matters handled.
  •   Recommending legal contingencies and   provisioning relating to litigation matters handling.
  •   Reporting significant litigation risks within   the Group Control framework.
  •   Engagement and close management of external   counsel.
  •   Maintenance of matters on the Group-wide   matter Management database.
  •   Interfacing with lawyers in other   organisations in Shell Legal Services regarding litigation risks impacting   their areas of responsibility.
  •   Liaising with Communications and Investor   Relations to provide messaging with respect to litigation matters that pose   potentially high reputational risks for the Group.

 

Responsibilities:

  •   Must have legal authorization to work in the   US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  •   US JD or LLM with foreign law degree   required.
  •   Must be a Licensed Attorney in good standing   in Texas or another jurisdiction (or have the ability to become immediately   eligible to be admitted to the State Bar of Texas or a Foreign Legal   Consultant (FLC)).
  •   Minimum of seven (7) years experience as a   licensed lawyer, with significant litigation experience in Latin   America.
  •   Outstanding academic credentials, knowledge of   a wide variety of legal issues and developing expertise in specific areas of   the law.
  •   Proven analytical skills with an ability to   identify and appreciate the significance of legal issues, recognize legal and   reputational risk, and develop cost effective legal and business   resolutions.
  •   Proven skills as an advocate and legal   counselor.
  •   Proven skills managing outside legal   resources.
  •   Fluent written and spoken English and Spanish   required.  The ability to work in both languages is essential to the   role. Portuguese is preferred.
  •   Valid passport required.
  •   Must be willing to travel up to 25% to Latin   America/Caribbean Countries.
  •   Must be eligible to obtain a work visa in   Latin American/Caribbean (Columbia, Venezuela, Costa Rica,   Nicaragua).