Company: Halliburton
Skills: Legal
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

We are looking for the right people - people who want to innovate, achieve, grow and lead. We attract and retain the best talent by investing in our employees and empowering them to develop themselves and their careers. Experience the challenges, rewards and opportunity of working for one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the global energy industry.

Reporting to the vice-president and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, the Sanctions Counsel is responsible for independently providing international compliance advice, guidance, and training to Halliburton's business operations. The Sanctions Counsel supports global operations on diverse regulatory issues as a member of Halliburton's Global Ethics & Compliance group.

  • Provide clear and timely guidance and legal advice to ensure Halliburton and its subsidiaries, affiliates, and partners comply with all applicable international sanctions and trade laws and mitigate risk;
  • Collaborate with various business functions to understand business priorities and build integrated and forward-looking trade compliance processes to effectively address legal issues and compliance risk;
  • Ensure contractual agreements are aligned with applicable sanctions, trade restrictions, and anti-boycott legislation.
  • Advise and oversee drafting of sanctions license applications, export license applications, blocked property reports, anti-boycott reports, and other regulatory filings;
  • Direct, develop, and execute sanctions and trade compliance trainings and communications;
  • Manage outside counsel engaged on sanctions and trade compliance matters;
  • Represent the company in interactions with partners, suppliers, customers, industry groups, and regulatory authorities;
  • Conduct and advise on partner, customer, and vendor screening during on-boarding and as part of ongoing risk assessments, including beneficial ownership to identify parties that are subject to sanctions and embargo restrictions;
  • Conduct transaction screening related to new customer projects;
  • Assist and conduct sanctions due diligence for mergers & acquisitions;
  • Respond to requests for information related to third-party sanctions risk assessments, including bank and client questionnaires;
  • Monitor legal, regulatory, and trade developments to determine impact on Halliburton's business and deliver clear and timely legal guidance to mitigate impacts;
  • Lead global sanctions and trade compliance initiatives and projects.

  • Law degree and authorization to work as an attorney in the country where located
  • Minimum of 5 - 7 years of relevant experience
  • Bar member in good standing (if applicable in country where located)
  • Strong working knowledge of US sanctions, anti-boycott laws, embargoes, and export regulation framework
  • Availability to speak with colleagues in international time zones is required
  • Ability to work independently in global fast-paced environment
  • Strong project management skills and ability to influence management
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and proactive in following up on deliverables

  • Experience with business transactions and contract review
  • Experience working at a major domestic or international law firm representing multinational corporations, experience working for a multinational company, or experience working for a relevant regulatory body

Candidates having qualifications that exceed the minimum job requirements will receive consideration for higher-level roles give (1) their experience, (2) additional job requirements, and/or (3) business needs. Depending on education, experience, and skill level, a variety of job opportunities might be available from Counsel to Sr Counsel. Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston, Texas, 77032, United States

Job Details
Requisition Number: 176398
Experience Level: Experienced Hire
Job Family: Support Services
Product Service Line: Legal
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
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About Halliburton


Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s leading providers of products and services to the upstream energy industry.


Halliburton is proud to be a services company, and our customers and investors appreciate our business model.  Our strong competitive position not only comes from our geographic footprint and wide range of products and services, but also, more importantly, from the quality of our work and the dedication of our employees.


With approximately 55,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in more than 80 countries, Halliburton touches much of the oil and gas that fuel our society.


Our Business


Halliburton comprises 14 product service lines (PSLs). The PSLs operate in two divisions: Drilling and Evaluation, and Completion and Production.


Our Consulting and Project Management PSL works across both divisions and is the spearhead of our integrated-services strategy. Its financial results are included in the Drilling and Evaluation Division. PSLs are primarily responsible and accountable for strategy, technology development, process development, people development and capital allocation.


Our Values


Integrity: Ethics and integrity are the foundation of our brand and the guiding principles for all we do.

Safety: Priority number one. We are focused on our own personal safety, as well as on the safety of others.

Collaboration: We work together with customers, and understand that everyone has a role in providing the best solution.

Competition: We compete to win, knowing that competition makes everyone stronger.

Creativity: We are resourceful. We are innovative, and strive to apply the right technology and solution every time.

Reliability: We deliver what we promise. We believe the quality of our service defines who we are.

Respect: We are honest with ourselves and with each other. We value our diverse skills and talents, and know we are stronger together as one family.


These values are our corporate DNA, the foundation for how we relate to each other and to every individual and entity with whom we interact. These are the principles that every Halliburton employee is expected to use, live by, and demonstrate on a daily basis.


Own Your Career


Our people are essential to our ability to innovate, achieve, grow, and lead. We attract and retain the best talent by investing in our employees and empowering them to develop themselves and their careers. We invest in our employees through leadership and competency development, competitive compensation plans, health benefits, work-life programs, and reward and incentive plans.


Opportunities for career development – and the tools you need to take advantage of them – are abundant. Combine those opportunities with your drive and capabilities, and your career path can go in nearly any direction you choose.




Halliburton ranked in the Global Top 10 in the 2019 Rigzone Ideal Employer Rankings -  find out more here.