Transactional Attorney


Spring, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil


About us


At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.

About Houston (Spring)


ExxonMobil's state-of-the-art campus north of Houston serves as home to its Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses and their associated service groups. The facility opened in 2014 and accommodates more than 10,000 employees and visitors.


By bringing many global functional groups together, the campus provides employees with the tools and capabilities needed today, and in the future, to achieve business objectives and accelerate the discovery of new resources, technologies and

products. It was designed to foster improved collaboration, creativity and innovation and enhance the company’s ability to attract, develop and retain the top talent in the industry.


The campus is located in Spring, Texas, on 385 wooded acres immediately to the west of Interstate Highway 45 (I-45), at the intersection of I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road, approximately 25 miles from the cultural vibrancy of downtown Houston.


The campus was constructed to the highest standards of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Its design incorporates extensive research into best practices in building and workplace design through extensive benchmarking of the world’s top academic, research, and corporate facilities.


Learn more about what we do in Houston here

What role you will play in our team


Exxon Mobil Corporation (“ExxonMobil”) is seeking to hire experienced transactional attorneys for its legal team in Houston, Texas. These attorneys will work with a team of experienced lawyers to support one or more of ExxonMobil’s Upstream, Product Solutions (Downstream and Chemicals), and Low Carbon Solutions businesses on a wide variety of transactional, commercial, regulatory and operational matters, including but not limited to, the negotiation, drafting and implementation of agreements supporting a wide variety of transactions and operations (e.g., acquisition, joint venture, operating, and divestiture agreements) and goods and services contracts (such as EPC, drilling, and various equipment and materials purchase contracts). The attorneys will work in close relationship with assigned clients, often on a daily basis with client teams, with oversight from more experienced attorneys where required. 

What you will do


  • Provide day-to-day legal support for ExxonMobil business units, developing relationships with key business leaders to drive positive business results
  • Support and lead a wide range of commercial transactions, including joint ventures, acquisitions, divestments, and other strategic transactions 
  • Draft, review and negotiate commercial agreements, including M&A, joint venture and partnership agreements; customer and supplier agreements; EPC, project financing, and other project-related agreements; and goods and services contracts
  • Conduct and coordinate research into a variety of legal issues, providing legal analysis and counsel to business leaders that anticipates and helps mitigate legal risks 
  • Work closely with other teams within the ExxonMobil Law Department and other ExxonMobil functional groups (e.g., tax, regulatory, and finance functions)
  • Interface with outside counsel on significant transactions, regulatory matters, and disputes

About you


Skills and Qualifications


  • 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 transactional background 
  • Strong research and writing skills 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant legal experience, at least partially with a major law firm, corporate legal department, or government agency
  • High ethical standards and integrity 
  • 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 domestically and internationally in support of client transactions


Preferred Qualifications/ Experience


  • Relevant transactional experience in the energy industry 
  • Relevant transactional experience on energy transition matters, such as carbon capture and storage, hydrogen, and renewable energy projects, or prior experience supporting ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) matters
  • Experience drafting and negotiating agreements for complex transactions, including M&A transactions, joint ventures, investments, and other strategic transactions
  • Project finance experience on major energy or infrastructure projects
  • Experience managing legal compliance issues (e.g., antitrust, anti-corruption and trade law matters) 
  • Demonstrated record of leadership and initiative 
  • Foreign language proficiency is a plus
  • Record of pro bono experience 

Your benefits


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life.

We offer you: 


  • Pension Plan: Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you. The basic benefit is a monthly annuity to be paid to you in retirement for the rest of your life 
  • Savings Plan: You can contribute between 6% and 20% of your pay and are encouraged to enroll right away. If you contribute at least 6% to your savings plan, the Company will contribute a 7% match 
  • Workplace Flexibility: We have several programs such as “Flex your Day”, providing ad-hoc flexibility around when and where you work, as well as longer-term programs such as leaves of absence and part-time work
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Culture of Health: Programs and resources to support your wellbeing
  • Employee Health Advisory Program: Provides confidential professional counseling for you and your family, including tools and resources promoting mental health and resiliency at no additional cost to you 
  • Disability Plan: Income replacement for when you cannot work due to illness or injury occurring on or off the job. Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you


More information on our Company’s benefits can be found at


Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.

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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.


Nothing herein is intended to override the corporate separateness of local entities. Working relationships discussed herein do not necessarily represent a reporting connection, but may reflect a functional guidance, stewardship, or service relationship. 


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