Counsel, Customer & Products Americas

| Chicago, IL, USA
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Job Description:

Job Responsibilities:

• Be a trusted advisor and leader to the business teams. Counsel on day to day operations as well as strategic projects.

• Develop strong working relationships with clients and local/global legal team members.

• Work closely to communicate and collaborate with other commercial lawyers and specialist lawyers (in areas such as real estate, anti-bribery, anti-trust, IP, Litigation, M&A, Employment law, HSSE, advertising & marketing, and franchise) within BP, while remaining the face of the law department with the business

• Provide strategic and commercially focused legal advice and be a valuable contributor to the businesses' growth agenda while promoting a legal compliance culture that is constructive and pragmatic.

• Use contracts templates and processes to define and strengthen commercial relationships and to appropriately handle legal and business risks; while integrating legal compliance and efficiency into business operations to support BP's sustainable competitive advantage;

• Supervise external counsels, internal support staff and legal budgets

Job Requirements:

• JD Degree from an accredited U.S. law school

• A valid, active license to practice law in any state in the U.S.

• Minimum of five years commercial law experience, preferably in the energy, technology or retail industry.

• Knowledge of electric-vehicle transportation, software products, new energy frontier, government incentives, infrastructure, and fuel industry-related, whether in the supply, storage, or marketing space.

• Ability to create and improve processes to drive efficiency.

• Strong research, writing, and legal drafting and analysis capabilities.

• Experience handling responses to administrative charges and supporting internal investigations.

• Strong negotiation and ability to lead commercial disputes as they arise.

• Ability to work interactively and partner within a legal team structure on projects which have common owners or issues.

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

• Ability to train client teams on relevant topics pertinent to their business, but also gain understanding and train on Anti-trust/competition, Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, as needed.

• Experience communicating and working effectively with senior level and group leaders.

Why join bp

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly. There are many aspects of our employees' lives that are meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, and excellent retirement benefits, among others!

Travel Requirement:

Negligible travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is not eligible for relocation

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working

Skills:

Legal Disclaimer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp's recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.). If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy. This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

More Information on bp
bp operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Warrenville, IL and Houston, TX. bp was founded in 1909. It has 82395 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 6 open jobs at bp, click here.
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