Securities Law Attorney


Spring, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Summary


Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil) is conducting a search to fill one attorney corporate governance position. Depending on final placement, the attorney will provide legal support for clients in our Controllers, Investor Relations, Office of the Secretary, and Treasurer’s departments as well as additional advice as needed for other departments such as Public and Government Relations and Corporate & Strategic Planning.  Typically, this position requires analysis and advice on complex corporate and securities law questions facing the Corporation, advice on environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures and publications, advice on financial reporting and public company compliance, advice and oversight on securities transactions including public offerings, and advice and negotiation involving merger & acquisition transactions.  The attorney will receive training from specialized team within ExxonMobil in developing a rewarding career at the Company and work in close relationship with assigned clients including senior management of the Corporation as well as with teams of attorneys from other areas as needed. This job will be located in Spring, Texas with the opportunity to relocate to other locations in the U.S., as well as outside the U.S.

Primary Job Function


  • Provide legal review and analysis of SEC filings, including 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K reports as well as Proxy Statement filings including shareholder proposals; experience with reporting requirements for proved oil and gas reserves a plus
  • Advise and support the Corporation’s compliance with applicable securities laws including Regulation FD, Regulation G, and other regulations applicable to the Corporation as well as applicable stock exchange requirements 
  • Advise and assist the Corporation on corporate governance issues including internal Board and corporate matters, executive compensation, and external interactions with proxy advisory firms and investors
  • Advise and assist the Corporation on capital market and financing transactions including SEC-registered debt offerings, commercial paper programs, and bank lines of credit
  • Advise and assist the Corporation in structuring and negotiating merger and acquisition transactions, including public company acquisitions requiring SEC registration on Form S-4 as well as compliance with international regulatory regimes
  • Advise and assist the Corporation on new SEC rulemakings, including helping develop comment letters, interfacing with trade associations, and helping the Corporation develop programs to ensure compliance with new regulations
  • Coordinate with and oversee outside counsel, where counsel is retained 

Job Requirements:


  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • J.D. from an accredited law school 
  • Strong college and law school record (top 1/3 of class preferred) 
  • Licensed to practice law in at least one state (Texas bar membership strongly preferred)
  • Strong research and writing skills 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including skills in making presentations to senior management
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to exercise sound business judgment 
  • Ability and desire to work independently and as a member of an integrated team 
  • Able and willing to travel in support of client work efforts 

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:


  • Preferred minimum of three (3) years of legal experience in a law firm, corporation or agency dealing with securities regulations applicable to public companies
  • Working knowledge of international corporate law, financial and governance matters
  • Working knowledge of ESG issues and shareholder relations issues
  • Working knowledge with the full range of securities regulations applicable to public companies
  • Working knowledge with corporate governance best practices for major public companies
  • Working knowledge drafting complex disclosure documents as well as complex agreements such as merger and acquisition agreements 
  • Demonstrated record of leadership and initiative 
  • Industry experience (energy especially oil and gas) 
  • Commitment to Pro Bono Service


ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.

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