Paralegal - posted 11/7/19

Paralegal - posted 11/7/19

Company Name: 
BPX Energy
FT/PT Status: 
Full Time
Denver, CO
Salary Range: 
Job Summary: 

Role Synopsis
BPX Legal Department seeks an experienced Paralegal to provide support with legal matters arising from BPX Energy’s Denver-based business units and functions. The position will assist with a portion of BPX Energy’s litigation docket, aid in the overall administration of internal Legal Department processes and systems, and conduct factual and legal research for a variety of practice areas including oil and gas, environmental, commercial, and employment law.   

Key Accountabilities  

  • Manage discovery and other projects for litigation arising out of activity in the Permian and Eagle Ford Business Units
    • analyze incoming discovery requests and outline custodians and document search repositories 
    • participate in interviews of custodians and in meetings with external counsel and business clients related to assigned litigation matters 
    • facilitate document identification and collection efforts 
    • review written discovery response drafts and provide comments
    • work with vendors and external counsel to ensure adherence to BPX discovery processes and workflows across all discovery phases 
  • Conduct legal and factual research for Denver-based attorneys for oil and gas, environmental, commercial and employment law matters 
  • Provide legal administrative support to aid overall legal operations
    • prepare legal forms and correspondence 
    • assist with mailings 
    • manage the Legal Department’s filing system and document retention process 
    • document and track external requests and demands received by the Legal Department 

Essential Education

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree; Paralegal certification by national organization preferred

Essential Experience and Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years’ paralegal experience in either a law firm or business law department (experience with upstream oil and gas legal issues is strongly preferred).   
  • Experience managing and responding to a variety of litigation matters, including subpoenas, discovery requests, pleadings, etc.   
  • A thorough understanding of current electronic discovery technologies and the discovery obligations imposed on litigants.
  • Proficiency with online legal research tools. 
  • Ability to work well with outside counsel, have strong business acumen, excellent attention to detail, and a proven track record as a team player.  
  • Exceptional organizational skills, excellent communication skills (both oral and written), and sound judgment.  
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to think quickly and analytically and be able to manage multiple priorities under short deadlines.   
  • Prior project management experience in large, complex electronic discovery projects is preferred.
Application Process:
Selection Criteria: 
Application Due Date: 
December 15 2019
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