Transactional Counsel


Spring, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Summary


Exxon Mobil Corporation (“ExxonMobil”) is conducting a search to fill a Counsel position on its legal team in Spring, Texas, to support one or more of its Upstream, Product Solutions (Downstream and Chemicals), and Low Carbon Solutions businesses. Depending on final placement, the Counsel will provide legal support for clients in our Upstream, Product Solutions, or Low Carbon Solutions organizations. This position will be responsible for a wide variety of transactional, commercial, regulatory and operational matters relating to ExxonMobil’s business, including but not limited to the negotiation, drafting and implementation of agreements supporting a wide variety of transactions and operations in our industry (e.g., acquisition, joint venture, operating, and divestiture agreements) and goods and services contracts (such as EPC, drilling, catalysts and chemicals and various equipment and materials purchase contracts). The Counsel will work in close relationship with assigned clients, often on teams organized by those clients, with oversight from more experienced attorneys where required.

Primary Job Function


  • Provide legal analysis, drafting and client counseling for ExxonMobil and its affiliates for projects and commercial operations as needed throughout the world 
  • Represent the Corporation and its affiliates in a wide variety of transactional matters, including negotiations with third parties such as governments, competitors, partners, suppliers and engineering, construction and drilling companies and equipment manufacturers 
  • Conduct and coordinate research into a variety of legal issues; provide legal analysis and counsel in order to maintain compliance with laws, regulations and internal policies; and anticipate and mitigate legal risks and exposures for the Corporation and its affiliates 
  • Share knowledge and learnings with other attorneys in the ExxonMobil Law Department
  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of materials in various settings, such as training sessions for clients on contracting, compliance and other legal issues 
  • Work with outside counsel on significant transactions, regulatory matters, and dispute resolution

Job Requirements:


  • 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
  • Minimum of four (4) years of relevant legal experience in a law firm, agency or a corporate legal department
  • 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 Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:


  • Energy industry and/or project finance experience 
  • Experience with carbon capture and storage, hydrogen, renewable energy, and other energy transition matters
  • Experience with drafting and negotiating complex agreements, including M&A transaction, joint ventures, and other strategic transactions
  • Experience with legal support to private equity investments 
  • Experience with legal compliance issues (e.g., antitrust, anti-corruption and trade laws) 
  • Demonstrated record of leadership and initiative 
  • Energy Industry  and/or project finance experience
  • Foreign language proficiency is a plus
  • Record of Pro Bono experience


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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