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Legal Counsel

Posted May 07
Full Time
Houston, Texas

At TDW we put people first - that means working everyday to ensure the pipelines that run through our communities are operating safely and reliably. What sets us apart is our expertise, experience and commitment.

_Each day we dedicate ourselves to treating each other, our customers and our community with care and respect.

_ Overview:

Provide legal and contract support services to all parts of the TDW business organization within the Western Hemisphere. Be an effective and trusted business partner to Western Hemisphere operating and sales managers. Keep TDW Assistant General Counsel well informed.


Review and Negotiate Customer and Supplier Contracts in an Operations Oriented and Business Savvy Manner (60%)

  • Manage and minimize legal, contract, and other commercial risks to the business so as to facilitate the efficient and profitable performance of TDW operations throughout the Western Hemisphere.
  • Assist with contract reviews, contract drafting and implementation of commercial best practices.
  • Be a trusted business partner to Western Hemisphere managers in an effort to grow the business regionally.

Provide Legal Advice (20%)

  • Provide legal, contract, and commercial advice and services throughout the Western Hemisphere.
  • Provide contract advice to business partners, including contract revisions as appropriate.
  • Develop a variety of operations and other commercial contracts to facilitate TDW’s business in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Assist General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel with compliance related matters.
  • Bring a value added viewpoint to the business decision making process throughout the region.
  • Provide legal advice and services related to risk, claims, and litigation (including contract disputes, incident management, and employment matters) with the assistance of Assistant General Counsel.
  • Help to manage outside counsel functions and fees in the Western Hemisphere with the advice and consent of TDW Assistant General Counsel.

Legal Coordination (20%)

  • Manage litigation and claims such that they do not have a “material adverse effect” on the business.
  • Understand and protect TDW’s intellectual property, patents, trademarks and branding.
  • Keep a careful eye on business development and contract management throughout the Western Hemisphere and keep TDW Assistant General Counsel well informed.
  • Keep a careful eye on compliance issues throughout the Western Hemisphere and report them to Assistant General Counsel

Education and Experience

  • US law degree with bar admission.
  • Minimum of 5 years of transactional or litigation experience with a company or law firm .
  • Practical understanding of business contracts with expert drafting skills is a plus.
  • Fluent in English. Spanish is a plus.
  • Good organization skills and ability to manage different competing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills at all levels within a multicultural environment.
  • Personal presence and presentation skills that will inspire confidence in business partners.