Company: Weatherford
Skills: Legal, Security
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States


Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world-class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation.

We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition.

Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, word-class team.

When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger - a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each other's successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford.

Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provides you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course.

Weatherford 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.


The Corporate Counsel - Corporate & Securities will provide sophisticated legal support focusing on securities law, SEC and NASDAQ reporting and compliance, and corporate governance matters, and also support the legal team in other areas, including international subsidiary management, investor relations, marketing and strategic transactions. H e/she will be a person of high integrity, judgment, and business acumen who is collaborative and comfortable working with colleagues at every level of the organization. In all matters, the successful candidate will not only display legal excellence, but also attention to detail, a proactive and practical approach, a dedication to customer service and integrity, and a collegial and cooperative personal style. We are looking for someone that thrives in a fast-paced environment.

  • Maintains the highest standards of corporate governance, ensuring that all activities are carried out ethically and in compliance with Company's Security, Compliance & HSE policies, Management System, relevant laws, regulations, standards and industry practices and complies with the Company's Rules to Live By
  • Places Quality, Health & Safety, Security and protection of the Environment as core values while never intentionally placing employees, our processes, customers or the communities in which we live and work at risk
  • Seeks continual improvement in Health, Safety, Security & protection of the Environment, taking into account responsible care, process vulnerabilities, public, customer and employee inputs, knowledge and technology and best business practices to exceed customer expectations
  • Supervisors & Managers should demonstrate effective safety leadership for the health and safety arrangements of all subordinates and for any persons visiting them while on the Company premises

  • Responsible for being familiar with the Company's Quality policies and takes an active role in the compliance and improvement of Weatherfords Management System
  • Maintains service quality as immediate priorities when working across all areas of the business and continually seeks areas for improvement

  • Provide first line advice and counsel on corporate finance and securities law matters, including preparing or managing all SEC filings such as Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, S-8, SD, Proxy Statements, and Section 16 reports. Collaborate with the Investor Relations and Finance teams on the quarterly earnings process.
  • Manage SEC and Nasdaq reporting and compliance activities; provide advice, make recommendations, and develop and update policies and procedures relating to disclosure obligations and corporate compliance for NASDAQ-listed company, including the Company's Insider Trading Policy.
  • Monitor and analyze regulatory developments and best practices in the securities and corporate governance subject matter areas and drive compliance activities and education within the Company in response.
  • Assist with international subsidiary management, including the ongoing compliance, liquidation, dissolution, reorganization and intercompany transactions of all corporate entities and subsidiaries.
  • Provide legal support and advice in connection with the Company's ESG Program, including review of the Company's annual Sustainability Report.
  • Provide and manage formal training initiatives relating to the securities and governance subject matter areas.
  • Assist with secondary support for capital markets transactions activities, including debt offerings, credit agreements, other treasury related matters, strategic transaction initiatives, including mergers and acquisitions support, dispositions, joint ventures and investments.

  • Maintains effective communications with all key stakeholders both internal and where appropriate external
  • Supervisors & Managers should clearly communicate expectations, roles and responsibilities to their reports

  • All employees have an accountability to the organisation to be financially responsible whether they are in charge of a function budget or simply their own expenses
  • Costs incurred should be within approved budget, processed within agreed time frames & following the relevant financial policy and procedure

  • Employees have a responsibility for developing their own careers within the Company including completing all necessary function, compliance & business standards training to enhance their knowledge, skills and experience
  • Employees should engage on a regular basis with their line manager to discuss their personal performance, objectives and opportunities to enhance their skills and experience to support their career potential
  • Supervisors are expected to actively engaging their employees to support talent management through Weatherford's performance management process, including but not limited to talent assessments, succession planning & regular coaching opportunities
  • Supervisors should collaborate with Human Resources & Training Development to drive strategies for the recruitment & retention of key personal & to foster an environment that supports the attraction & retention of a high performing talented workforce

  • Demonstrates leadership, ethical behaviour and adherence to Weatherford standards at all times


Experience & Education

  • The successful candidate should hold a law degree from an accredited U.S. law school and be a member of the bar, although it is not necessary for the attorney to be a member of any specific state bar.
  • A range of 5-10 years as a practicing lawyer with strong substantive experience with SEC reporting ('33 and '34 Act) and securities laws, preferably from a combination of top tier law firm and public company in-house work.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Very strong intellectual capacity and demonstrated technical legal expertise.
  • Strong knowledge of corporate law, corporate governance standards and trends.
  • Familiarity with equity compensation plans and executive compensation.
  • Experience assessing legal risk in very difficult situations such as matters of acute time pressure and/or involving issues of great materiality to a company. A track record of delivering results under pressure without a complete set of facts or under ambiguous circumstances. Brings a pragmatic and balanced approach.
  • Collaborative team player who displays a positive attitude and service-oriented approach to internal and external colleagues. Responsive, high sense of urgency to meet internal needs of the business.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with and relate to company personnel at all corporate and operating levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines, project manage cross-functionally, and manage multi-faceted projects in a fast-paced environment. Hands-on, will roll up his/her sleeves, focus on the details of a matter and see it through to a successful conclusion.
  • Demonstrated executive presence and poise; ability to handle stress and high workload in constructive manner.
  • Unquestioned ethics and integrity.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to excellence.

Travel Requirement:

This role may require domestic and potentially international travel of up to: <10%