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Phillips 66 Senior Counsel - Corporate in Houston, Texas

Phillips 66 & YOU - Together we can fuel the future

Phillips 66 has more than 140 years of experience in providing the energy that enables people to dream bigger and go farther, faster. We are committed to improving lives, and that is our promise to our employees and our communities. We are sustained by the backgrounds and experiences of our diverse teams, which reflect who we are, the environment we create and how we work together. Our company is built on values of safety, honor and commitment. We call our cultural mindset Our Energy in Action, which we define through four simple, intuitive behaviors: We work for the greater good, create an environment of trust, seek different perspectives and achieve excellence. Phillips 66 was recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Employers” in 2019.


The Senior Counsel – Corporate will primarily provide legal advice and services to the Emerging Energy and Business Development organizations at Phillips 66. This position is in the Corporate Legal Services section of the Phillips 66 Legal Department and will report to the Deputy General Counsel, Corporate.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Providing legal advice and services for business development opportunities including drafting confidentiality agreements and letters of intent, collaborating with tax and accounting on structuring, supporting negotiation, and preparing deal documentation for a variety of complex transactions, including joint venture formation, equity investments, and asset acquisitions with an emphasis on opportunities in the emerging (renewable) energy space.

  • Collaborating and coordinating on transactions with the Chief IP Counsel regarding technology, IP, trade secrets, and other proprietary information that is connected to business development activities.

  • Providing legal support on corporate governance; securities regulation and transactions; and public company disclosure and compliance matters relevant to a NYSE listed company with oversight from Senior Counsel, SEC.

  • Providing support and guidance on entity formation and management to ensure effective governance and corporate functioning of subsidiaries and joint ventures.

  • Managing outside counsel and other service providers as needed.

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • J.D., L.L.B. or equivalent law degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association

  • Licensed by state law and in good standing to practice in Texas, Oklahoma, or a state that grants reciprocity

  • 6 or more years of experience as a licensed attorney

  • Experience and thorough working knowledge of joint ventures, equity investments, and asset transactions

  • Experience and thorough working knowledge of corporate subsidiary management and joint venture governance


  • 3 or more years of corporate M&A or joint venture formation experience in the energy industry, at a large, full-service, recognized law firm

  • Ability to manage and prioritize assignments which may be broad in scope and complexity, and which involve collaborative work with employees in different departments and/or with varying levels of seniority

  • Ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines and function independently without extensive supervision

  • Prior experience with SEC regulations and stock exchange requirements (preferably NYSE)

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate with internal business clients, support staff, and external resources such as outside counsel and other collaborators

  • Strong individual initiative, discipline and commitment to superior performance and continuous improvement

  • Superior negotiation, advocacy and presentation skills

  • Mature judgment and discretion

To be considered

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of April 13, 2021 .

Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a)(1). Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 53866

Location: Texas - Houston

Job Field: Legal

Division : Legal & General Counsel

Technical Req : No