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Senior Counsel - Operations The candidate will provide counsel and guidance on legal implications of all operational business matters to members of operational (including marketing, engineering, supply chain and other support departments) and senior management. Manage and organize corporate activities to protect the companyâ€™s legal interests and to facilitate the achievement of company goals and objectives. Provide legal support for marketing and contracts, operational field support matters and support departments and some transactional work, including shipyard and engineering matters, drilling contracts, dispute resolution, maritime transportation contracts, procurement, customs issues, IP, field training/compliance, real estate and trade control matters. Participate in the development of Noble policies, procedures, programs and business strategies and ensure each is applied in full recognition of all legal implications and risks. Conduct legal research, prepare and review legal documents and represent the organization before courts and government and regulatory authorities. Draft, review and interpret documents; analyze issues relating to contract drilling, operational and regulatory activities and in connection with transactional work. Oversee operational field support matters including shipyard and engineering matters, drilling contracts, maritime transportation contracts, procurement, dispute resolution, customs issues, IP, field training/compliance, real estate and trade control matters. Provide counsel and guidance on legal implications of operational matters to senior management and other company personnel. Participate in the development of Noble policies, procedures, programs and business strategies and ensure each is applied in full recognition of all legal implications and risks. Reconcile and recommend Nobleâ€™s legal position in substantial legal matters. Prepare, negotiate, review, evaluate and/or comment on contracts and obligations of the company, and advise appropriate personnel of the degree of legal risk associated with such contracts and obligations prior to becoming a party or otherwise becoming legally bound. Participate in the achievement of company goals and objectives by advising members of executive management and other company personnel on legal alternatives for business decisions and by providing sound and timely legal services to meet the needs of corporate and operating management. Provide legal consulting on issues related to general operational matters, marketing matters, policy development, training and health, safety and environmental matters. Conduct legal research, prepare and review legal documents and represent the organization before courts and governmental and regulatory authorities. Review and coordinate use of outside law firm attorneys by the company. Monitor the companyâ€™s database of pending and threatened litigation; monitor and manage expenditures and settlement amounts vis-Ã -vis established loss reserves. Manage assigned or delegated special projects and tasks to completion in an efficient, economical manner in order to contribute to the achievement of company goals and objectives. Review corporate practices including operations, marketing, bidding, etc. to ensure conformance to standards set forth in the applicable laws. Review and interpret state and federal regulations and court rulings; liaise with international local counsel in jurisdictions outside the United States. Perform duties as assigned by the SVP and General Counsel. Must have Law degree from an accredited law school. Should have License to practice law in relevant jurisdiction; member in good standing of relevant bar association. Must have 6+ years of professional legal experience in oilfield services, maritime, drilling or transactions and experience dealing with international operations. Should have experience in operations and with law firm experience. Must have experience in professional legal organizations and/or trade associations. Should be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications.
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