ConocoPhillips Alaska - Paralegal/Legal Specialist in ANCHORAGE, Alaska

Title: Alaska - Paralegal/Legal Specialist

Location: NORTH AMERICA-USA-ALASKA-ANCHORAGE

Job Number: 00ROY

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.

Alaska Overview:

ConocoPhillips Alaska and its heritage companies have more than 50 years of business history in Alaska. As Alaska's largest oil and gas producer, the company produced an average 182 thousand barrels of oil in 2017. ConocoPhillips, with about 1,100 Alaska employees, holds major ownership interests in the Prudhoe Bay Unit, the Kuparuk River Unit, and the Colville River Unit (Alpine). ConocoPhillips operates the Kuparuk and Alpine oil fields on the North Slope. The company has an ownership interest in the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and owns/operates the Polar Tankers fleet.

Description:

The Paralegal/Legal Specialist position uses specialized legal knowledge of laws and regulations to assist in management and handling of legal matters for the Alaska Business Unit of ConocoPhillips.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Preparing and submitting State of Alaska filings for ConocoPhillips Alaska and subsidiaries in compliance with state requirements, including but not limited to business licenses, biennial reports, liquor licenses, etc.

  • Investigating facts underlying claims and litigation disputes, preparing, pleadings and correspondence, working with outside counsel, experts and fact witnesses, determining types of information/documents needed, and requesting and reviewing relevant documents including service agreements/contracts

  • Managing discovery for multiple litigation matters, including coordinating, developing, and preparing responsive documents

  • Performing necessary legal research and analysis for claims, litigation matters, and other disputes, including internal research of assets

  • Preparing written memoranda and/or other communications regarding recommended case preparation, handling, indemnification, and strategy

  • Reviewing legal documents, such as briefs, pleadings, and affidavits for ultimate approval by in-house attorneys

  • Managing the implementation and in some situations the coordination and assigning of tasks to legal support staff with respect to file maintenance, case management plan updating, docket calendaring, check processing, and routine communications with clients, court clerks, outside counsel, and others

  • Preparing decision trees with input from outside and in-house counsel

  • Preparing budgets with input from outside counsel for review by in-house attorneys

  • Communicating with outside counsel, clients and others as necessary for handling of claims and litigation matters

  • Serving as a backup for in-house attorneys with respect to providing information and status on cases to outside counsel or clients

Qualifications:

Basic/Required:

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • Paralegal certificate or equivalent education

  • 5 years of legal experience working in a law firm and/or corporate legal department

  • 1 years of experience in the Alaskan market

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

  • Ability to manage and prioritize assignments which may be broad in scope and complexity, and which involve collaborative work with managers and staff within the legal department and in different departments

  • Thorough working knowledge of and strong hands-on experience in the litigation discovery process, both paper and electronic (including the updated Federal Rules of Discovery)

  • Experience with decision tree risk analysis

  • Experience in the oil and gas industry

  • Technical knowledge of and proficiency in Word, Excel, Power Point and other research database applications.

  • Excellent research skills

  • Self-initiation on regular and complex assignments and ability to work independently within broadly defined objectives, being able to perform job functions with minimal supervision

  • Experience maintaining matter management system records

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 December 19, 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

Line of Business: ALASKA

Title: Alaska - Paralegal/Legal Specialist