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Senior Counsel - Commercial and Compliance

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 10/26/2017 5:51:09 PM
  • 3008378
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Legal
Location(s): United States; Massachusetts; Billerica/Boston


About Us:

Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.

BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.

With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

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GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
The Senior Counsel & Commercial and Compliance Leader for O&G Digital Solutions will be a key member of the legal and compliance leadership team for the O&G Digital Solutions business and will provide a full range of legal and compliance support to the business.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Senior Counsel & Commercial and Compliance Leader will provide compliance leadership to O&G Digital Solutions with key focus on building, maintaining and continuously improving the BHGE compliance culture and will also act as primary legal counsel to multiple business segments of O&G Digital Solutions.

BHGE O&G Digital Solutions is leveraging the potential of the Industrial Internet, data and analytics to bring our customers the insights they need to optimize oil and gas production and improve the safety and reliability of their operations.

In the role of Senior Counsel - Commercial and Compliance you will:

  • Act as a business partner by applying combined business and legal judgment to proposed deals, relationships and other issues requiring legal or
    compliance attention
  • Structure and negotiate strategic business agreements and transactions, including software licensing, technology development, professional services and commercial partnerships
  • Work with the O&G Digital Solutions business team as a legal advisor and partner to identify strategic opportunities to drive growth
  • Assist with business and compliance integrations in acquired businesses
  • Manage and support disputes and litigation involving O&G Digital Solutions products, software and services. Proactively manage outside counsel, when brought in to assist
  • Establish compliance vision & priorities for O&G Digital Solutions. Perform risk assessments to evaluate key risks. Support process simplification in a variety of legal and compliance activities
  • Ensure rigorous programs to identify, manage and abate key risks, including collecting and reporting on information about risk areas: e.g. early warning system, metrics, audit results
  • Develop and implement compliance programs, support compliance investigations and lead compliance review boards for O&G Digital Solutions
  • Support concern-reporting system, supporting investigations, as required, and ensuring matters are closed quickly and appropriate actions taken
  • Design and conduct strong communication and training programs to drive employee awareness about key risks and legal and compliance initiatives
  • Collaborate with regional legal colleagues and subject matters experts to advise the business on complex legal/compliance issues that arise out of the O&G Digital Solutions’ global operations

    Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Juris Doctor(or global equivalent) from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in business law at a large law firm and/or corporate legal department

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Possess an active bar membership

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Experience with compliance issues, such as: remote site risks, controllership, FCPA, anti-money laundering and privacy
  • A strong commitment to integrity and professionalism, and passion for excellence
  • Ability to work in complex global environment, substantial experience working in different cultures and an open and tolerant mind with respect to diversity
  • Ability to communicate in English and demonstrable computer literacy with specific ability to use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • CAS, Black Belt six sigma process skills a plus
  • Proven leadership experience and ability to function as a senior member of a management team
  • Experience handling software and technology related transactions
  • Demonstrated experience identifying and resolving legal issues quickly and the ability to prioritize competing demands to make real time decisions in a fast paced environment
  • Record of successful teamwork, excellent interpersonal skills and a well-developed sense of humor

    Locations: United States; Massachusetts; Billerica/Boston

    GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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