Transactional Attorney

Exxon Mobil

Job Role Summary


Exxon Mobil Corporation (“ExxonMobil”) is seeking to hire an experienced transactional attorney for its legal team in Houston, Texas. This attorney would work with a team of experienced lawyers to support ExxonMobil’s Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses on a wide variety of transactional, commercial, regulatory and operational matters. ExxonMobil’s Product Solutions division is responsible for operating chemicals and fuels & lubricant manufacturing facilities and marketing the respective products. Created in 2021, ExxonMobil’s Low Carbon Solutions business is focused on commercializing lower-emission business opportunities in carbon capture and storage, hydrogen and lower-emission fuels, and is currently progressing numerous projects and transactions throughout the world.

Primary Job Functions


  • Provide day-to-day legal support for the Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions 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

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 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 Knowledge/Experience/Skills


  • 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 


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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