Senior Paralegal

Occidental Petroleum

Senior Paralegal00033117



Oxy is an international energy company with assets primarily in the United States, the Middle East and North Africa. We are one of the largest oil and gas producers in the U.S., including a leading producer in the Permian and DJ basins, and offshore Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions.

We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit for more information.

We are currently looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Senior Paralegal within our Legal group based in Houston, TX.

The position requires a talented, intellectually curious, highly motivated, collegial and collaborative paralegal, who has significant experience as a litigation paralegal with an aptitude for technology. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter capable of partnering with stakeholders, colleagues, outside counsel, and litigation support team. The ideal candidate will also have impeccable integrity.



Required Qualifications:

·         Minimum of 12 years experience as a paralegal in a major law firm or in-house corporate setting;

·         Experience with the oil & gas and/or chemical industries;

·         Demonstrated expertise in or aptitude for  all phases of  litigation or arbitration processes, including all phases of electronic discovery and the legal hold process;

·         Functional proficiency in leading case management and electronic discovery applications, including Relativity;

·         Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Visio and Outlook);

·         Demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate a high volume of matters in a fast-paced atmosphere with minimal supervision;

·         Significant experience managing all phases of electronic discovery, including advanced use of  Relativity;

·         Outstanding ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing;

·         Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines, ensuring efficient and effective resolution of legal matters;

·         Excellent people skills;

·         Sense of urgency and the ability to work with a wide range of personalities and personnel within a corporate setting, from peers to the C-Suite; and

·         Demonstrated ability to adapt to change and be flexible.

Candidates must also be able to:

·         Effectively communicate and consult with all levels of corporation and external parties regarding discovery requests, deadlines, trial, etc.;

·         Coordinate with entire case team, including in-house and outside counsel, Legal Technology and eDiscovery Team, and various vendors on all aspects of discovery;

·         Effectively complete all tasks in a timely manner;

·         Assist legal team in drafting and implementation of legal holds;

·         Coordinate and conduct large-scale document (electronic and hard copy) identification, preservation, collection, review, and production;

·         Work on special projects as needed; and

·         Manage competing deadlines and priorities.

Desired Qualifications:

·         Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts;

·         Functional proficiency with matter management systems (e.g. Onit); 

·         Proficient knowledge of Internet Research Tools (Lexis, Pacer, Westlaw, CM/ECF, JIMS);

·         Willingness to travel as needed.


Relocation will not be provided.


Occidental does not offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role.

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Oxy does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruiting process. We will never:

·         Ask you to pay for applications, interviews, meetings, processing, training or for any other fees

·         Use recruiting or placement agencies that charge candidates an advance fee of any kind or

·         Request personal information such as passport and bank account details at an early stage of our recruitment process.

We recommend against responding to unsolicited business propositions or offers from people you don’t know. Do not disclose your personal or financial details. If you believe you have been the victim of a recruiting scam, please contact your local police department.


  Legal Support

Primary Location

  United States-Texas-Houston





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