Company: Baker Hughes
Skills: Legal
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Role Summary:

Baker Hughes is currently hiring a Legal Counsel - International Trade based in either Houston, Texas or Washington, D.C.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Primary legal advisor on trade compliance risks and issues for a global trade compliance team, with particular emphasis in the emerging technology space
  • Management of Baker Hughes' legal affairs regarding compliance with customs and export control and/or sanctions regulations
  • Oversee the Baker Hughes antiboycott program
  • Primary support for Supply Chain and other functional compliance review meetings with leadership
  • Advise on associated legal risks and exposures, including trade compliance contractual reviews
  • Provide proactive legal advice and training to Baker Hughes employees
  • Manage investigations, submissions and disclosures to the U.S. government and other jurisdictions, as required.
  • Monitor and communicate new international trade laws, rules and regulations impacting Baker Hughes
  • Lead audits and risk assessments
  • Participate in continual enhancement of the Trade Compliance Program.
  • Manage outside legal counsel
  • Undertake special projects and support compliance program initiatives
  • Travel domestically and internationally as required

  • JD Degree from an ABA accredited law school or international equivalent
  • At least ten (10) years' experience in a corporate law department or law firm, with specific experience in trade compliance and emerging technologies.
  • Licensed to practice law in local jurisdiction
  • Administratively self-sufficient
  • Experience in oil and gas industry or emerging technologies required
  • International experience a plus
  • Multi-lingual a plus

Desired Characteristics:
  • Strong writing skills. Writing samples required.
  • Knowledge and experience in fundamental concepts, practices and procedures in the legal field.
  • Excellent analytical ability and negotiation skills
  • Strong customer focus
  • Willingness to maintain exemplary standards of personal and professional integrity
  • Proficient and effective communication skills in both oral and written form including strong presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently to accomplish job responsibilities
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment


Houston, TX or Washington, D.C