Senior Legal Counsel (Posted May 19)
Shell Oil Company, Houston, TX

This attorney would be a member of the Trading Gas and Power Group and would provide legal support and advice to Shell Trading in the U.S. concerning (1) natural gas trading contracts, energy services agreements and structured transactions and related transportation, storage and regulatory matters and (2) environmental products (trading NOx,Sox,RECs and landfill/dairy digester gas transactions ). Major customer segments for trading and origination include utilities, marketers, commercial and industrial end use customers and power generating facilities. In addition to providing representation on trading contractual matters,this attorney would be responsible for monitoring changes in market terms and updating contract provisions and negotiating and reviewing confidentiality agreements,guaranties,consulting agreements and other similar agreements related to the trading business.

Familiarity with industry standard gas trading contracts and FERC Order 712 important. Familiarity with California CEC requirements,state renewable portfolio standards,WREGIS and Green E helpful. FERC experience with respect to natural gas pipeline matters,rules and policies important. Understanding of transportation and gas storage basics required. Understanding of basic credit and security matters helpful.


• Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
• To be considered for this position, a candidate graduating from: a tier I law school (rated as being in the top 50 law schools nationally), must have graduated in the top 40%; tier II law schools (51-100) must have graduated in the top 25%; tier III school must have graduated in the top 10%; and a tier IV school must have graduated in the top 5%
• Must be licensed to practice law in the state of Texas (or able to obtain license in six to nine months)
• Minimum ten years experience as a practicing attorney
• Minimum two years experience in handling matters involving FERC regulations concerning transportation, storage and related matters.
• Experience with structured transactions preferred

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