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Senior Paralegal

Oxy
Posted Mar 19
Full Time
Dallas, Texas

Oxy is an international energy company with assets primarily in the United States, the Middle East and North Africa. We are one of the largest oil and gas producers in the U.S., including a leading producer in the Permian and DJ basins, and offshore Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions.

We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit oxy.com for more information.

We are currently looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Senior Paralegal within our Legal group based in Dallas .

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced paralegal to join the Dallas location of the Litigation Group. The ideal candidate should bring a strong background in litigation or arbitration ideally involving oil & gas, midstream and chemical plant operations. The ideal candidate will also have extensive experience managing mass toxic tort and environmental litigation or arbitration, indemnity disputes, and insurance matters.

The position will support in-house attorneys, business principals, and external counsel. The position requires a self-motivated, collegial, and collaborative professional who is a highly motivated self-starter capable of managing projects with minimal supervision. The candidate should have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all levels within a Company including peers, supervisors, managers, and senior executives—as well as external counsel and vendors.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years experience managing significant litigation or arbitration dockets (arising from chemical, industrial or oil & gas operations) in a major law firm or in-house corporate

setting;

  • A background in environmental, industrial accident, and/or mass toxic tort litigation, arising from

chemical industries and/or oil & gas operations, along with experience managing or interacting with insurers and Risk Management;

  • Demonstrated expertise in all phases of litigation and arbitration processes (including but not

limited to factual development, incident investigation, docket management and all phases of electronic discovery and the legal hold process);

  • Strong sense of urgency and willingness to be innovative in approaching all job responsibilities;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Functional proficiency in case management and electronic discovery applications, including Relativity;
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, Visio and Outlook);
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate a high volume of matters with minimal supervision;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines, ensuring efficient and effective resolution of legal matters;
  • Excellent people skills;
  • Ability to adapt to change and be flexible.

Candidates Must Also Be Able To

  • Effectively communicate and consult with all levels of a corporation and external parties regarding factual development, incident investigation, discovery requests, deadlines, trial, etc.;
  • Coordinate with all members responsible for a given matter, case or docket of cases, including in-house and external counsel, Legal Technology Team and eDiscovery Team, and various vendors on all aspects of discovery;
  • Effectively complete tasks in a timely manner;
  • Assist Legal Team in drafting and implementation of legal holds;
  • Coordinate and conduct large-scale document (electronic and hard copy) identification, preservation, collection, review, and production.
  • Work on special projects as needed
  • Manage competing deadlines and priorities.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts;
  • Functional proficiency with matter management systems (e.g. Onit);
  • Proficient knowledge of Internet Research Tools (Lexis, Pacer, Westlaw, CM/ECF, JIMS);
  • Willingness to travel as needed.

Relocation will not be provided.

Occidental does not offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role.

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Recruitment Fraud

It has come to our attention various individuals and/or organizations are contacting people falsely pretending to recruit on behalf of Oxy. Please be aware that these recruiting scams and communications do no originate nor are they associated with our recruitment process.

Oxy does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruiting process. We will never:

  • Ask you to pay for applications, interviews, meetings, processing, training or for any other fees
  • Use recruiting or placement agencies that charge candidates an advance fee of any kind or
  • Request personal information such as passport and bank account details at an early stage of our recruitment process.

_We recommend against responding to unsolicited business propositions or offers from people you don’t know. Do not disclose your personal or financial details. If you believe you have been the victim of a recruiting scam, please contact your local police department.

_ Job

Legal Support

Primary Location

United States-Texas-Dallas

Organization

OPC

Schedule

Full-time

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