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Chevron Corporation Legal Analyst in Houston, Texas

Chevron is accepting online applications for the Legal Analyst position through September 29th , 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market, and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.

The Strategic Issues & Litigation Group is responsible for the oversight, evaluation, and management of complex, high-stakes litigation and investigations (including the company’s climate change litigation docket), management of retained counsel, and other functions. The legal analyst to be hired will be part of a tightly integrated team coordinating legal initiatives and providing comprehensive, high-quality legal advice and advocacy. The analyst is expected to be an involved, strongly productive team member. Strong analytical, problem solving, and oral and written communication skills are essential. The ability to work closely with other in-house counsel and outside law firms is important.

This position reports to the Managing Counsel for Strategic Issues & Litigation of Chevron Corporation. This position will provide paralegal support to significant litigation. The position requires an experienced Legal Analyst who is versed in complex litigation and possesses a commitment to learning and expanding his/her skill set.

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

Provide Legal Analyst support to complex litigation, including but not limited to:

  • Partner with the team to manage discovery for a complex, multijurisdictional litigation docket in federal and state court.

  • Support the team in managing preservation, data collection, review and production.

  • Conduct factual and legal research, including witness interviews.

  • Work closely with Chevron business partners, Corporate Leads, Legal Analysts, eDiscovery Specialists, and outside counsel to deliver results.

  • Ensure appropriate and best use of tools and processes.

  • Schedule and organize meetings and develop draft agendas.

  • Manage outside counsel access to internal clients.

  • Support the administrative affairs of SI&L, including team meeting planning, budgeting, financial reporting, metrics reporting, oversight of invoice processing, onboarding of outside counsel and vendors, internal controls, information technology, expenditure authority administration and compliance oversight.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Minimum of five years of experience as a paralegal which includes the following:

  • Demonstrated success working on complex, multi-jurisdiction litigation matters in federal and state courts, including experience with preservation, discovery, and other procedural requirements in federal and state court and the corresponding impacts on the litigation.

  • Demonstrated practical understanding of privilege and work product protection, evidence collection and handling, investigation and expert and fact witness management, and impacts to complex litigation strategy.

  • Successful proven ability to organize and manage many different workstreams, collaborate with outside counsel and internal team(s), set and maintain calendars, schedules and agenda, and keep communications clear and timely.

  • Experience with management, administration, implementation and auditing of large case collaboration tools, including creation of user guides and processes, to maximize internal and outside counsel efficiency.

  • Demonstrated capabilities that include the following:

  • Good judgment.

  • A confident and level-headed approach, and interpersonal skills reflecting that approach.

  • Ability to analyze, issue spot, and provide solutions.

  • Strong communications skills (both oral and written), including the ability to effectively analyze and communicate across broad functional and organizational lines.

  • Strong organizational skills, including good time management.

  • Ability to work in a team environment and partner with management, business clients, in-house counsel, outside counsel, and staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Paralegal certificate from an ABA approved program or an advanced degree.

    Relocation Options:

    Relocation may be considered.

    International Considerations:

    Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

    Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other status protected by law or regulation.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation, please email us at emplymnt@chevron.com.

Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.

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