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Junior Counsel (Compliance) Houston, TX

  • Job Function: Legal
  • Experience Level: Experienced
  • Posted Date: 3/12/2018 4:55:02 PM
  • Job #: 1804728
  • Location(s): United States; Texas; HOUSTON

Role Summary:
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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Role Summary:

The Junior Counsel - Compliance will be a key member of the legal and compliance team for BHGE and will provide a full range of legal and compliance support to the business.

Essential Responsibilities:

In the role of Junior Counsel - Compliance, you will:


Administer the BHGE Antiboycott Compliance Program, under the direction of senior counsel, including:

  • Reviewing transactional and ancillary documents of proposed commercial agreements.
  • Issue spotting and resolving problematic boycott language.
  • Providing sound legal advice to businesses overseas concerning resolution and negotiation of problematic clauses.
  • Managing the BHGE Antiboycott Portal and restricted Antiboycott SharePoint site.
  • Staying abreast of regulations and trends regarding US Antiboycott laws (IRC §999/EAR §760).
  • Tracking internal Antiboycott request metrics using established tools.
  • Compiling and sending quarterly reports to the U.S. Department of Commerce - Office of Antiboycott Compliance.
  • Escalating urgent and/or complex antiboycott issues to International Trade Counsel.
  • Consulting with outside counsel, as necessary.
  • Assisting with the development of antiboycott training programs and facilitation of such training.
  • Performing other duties as necessary.
Administer the annual Code of Conduct Questionnaire, including:
  • Organizing and implementing the Company’s Code of Conduct Questionnaire.
  • Tracking Code of Conduct Questionnaire completion progress using internal Code of Conduct Questionnaire database.
  • Reviewing affirmative responses for potential violations of Company policy, laws, or regulations.
  • Adjudicating urgent compliance matters to appropriate personnel for review.
  • Performing other duties as necessary.
Administer the BHGE anti-bribery training program, under the direction of the Chief Compliance Officer, including:
  • Developing the anti-bribery online module and instructor-led module.
  • Coordinating training delivery schedule with Human Resources.
  • Communicating training requirements to leaders and target audience.
  • Tracking completion progress using internal mandatory training dashboard.
  • Providing Legal approval for removal and/or reassignment of training requirements.
  • Performing other duties as necessary.
  • Juris Doctor (or global equivalent) from an accredited college or university
  • Active bar membership
  • 1 to 5 years experience working in a legal/compliance department
  • Experience facilitating training across multiple business units
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
Desired Characteristics:
  • Experience with compliance issues.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • A strong commitment to integrity and professionalism.
  • Ability to work in a global environment with an open mind and respect toward cultural diversity.
  • The ability to prioritize competing demands.
  • Record of successful teamwork and excellent interpersonal skills.
Houston, Texas, USA

Baker Hughes, a GE company 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. Learn more

Locations: United States; Texas; HOUSTON

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