Senior Corporate Counsel, Litigation & Commercial
CITGO is a US-based refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, and other industrial products headquartered in Houston, Texas. The company owns three large and complex refineries in the United States and is the 5th largest refiner in the country. The company has over 3,550 employees and also owns and operates terminals, pipelines, and lubricant blending and packing plants. CITGO also has over 4,200 independently owned branded retail outlets across America.
The Senior Corporate Counsel, Litigation & Commercial is a blended role with approximately 70% litigation and 30% commercial. The successful candidate will manage all in-house facets of litigation, including e-discovery, fact-finding, settlement negotiation, and witness preparation. While outside counsel will handle much of the day-to-day case activity, the selected candidate will ultimately be responsible for directing strategy, controlling costs, and advising clients. The selected candidate will handle complex matters with significant risk exposure.
This individual will also handle a small portfolio of commercial legal matters. The Senior Corporate Counsel will negotiate, review, and advise on agreements, with a focus on identifying risks, reducing liability, and ensuring that business practices and policies comply with legal and regulatory requirements. The successful candidate need not have experience as a transactional lawyer but should be familiar with complex contract issues (e.g., indemnities, limitations of liability, insurance) and must be willing to embrace the commercial component of the role as co-primary to the litigation component. The successful candidate must feel confident, not merely competent, in handling the commercial aspect of the role.
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