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Company name

American Petroleum Institute (API)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Feb 08,2018

Posted on

Feb 07,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Counsel The candidate will provide timely, integral legal counsel and strategic advice on assigned legislative, regulatory, litigation and corporate issues as requested by the General Counsel, Managing Counsel - Environmental and assigned client groups. Provide legal services in support of API Law Committee and its subcommittees (Subcommittee on Environmental, Health and Safety Law, Subcommittee on Exploration and Production Law and Marketing Law Subcommittee) and task forces/work groups. Independently work with other API departments, offices, committees and member companies on a portfolio of issues affecting the industry to identify needs and opportunities for legal counsel, services and advice, and deliver such advice and counsel efficiently and effectively. Identify legal issues presented by proposed government regulation, legislation or policy and manage such issues with appropriate client groups. This includes the drafting of legal memoranda and briefs, review of client committee agendas and minutes, attendance at client committee meetings, and if appropriate, the preparation and review of testimony, industry comments for administrative rulemakings, agency submissions, policy papers, and talking points on issues important to the industry, the Institute or its members. Participate in legislative and regulatory proceedings within assigned subject matter areas. The attorney will work with designated API staff and committees on issue and strategy development, consensus gathering, conflict resolution, and coalition-building with other organizations, etc. Identify issues appropriate for litigation; manage, direct and engage in litigation or other judicial proceedings (in-house or through use of outside counsel as appropriate) within assigned subject matter areas. Consistently demonstrate thorough knowledge and practical understanding of the oil and natural gas industry, API’s mission, goals and processes, and skills necessary to effectively carry out duties. Consistently make decisions that are timely, well-considered and effectively implemented. Accept responsibility and accountability for performance and interact effectively with all stakeholders involved in projects or issues. Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and stress-management techniques. Exhibit initiative to willingly identify challenges, take on increased responsibility/workload, and develop networks/alliance both inside and outside the Institute. Should have Law degree from ABA-accredited law school with 3+ years of legal experience and admission to practice in at least one jurisdiction. Must have knowledge and experience in litigation, with experience in environmental or natural resources law, and federal administrative law preferred. Excellent interpersonal, communication and consensus-building skills, and the ability to project credibility to clients, government officials, the media and the public, required.

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Requisition ID: 1268

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Petroleum Institute (API)
1220 L Street, NW
Suite 1200,
Washington, DC 20005-4070

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