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Phillips 66 Litigation Legal Specialist in Houston, Texas

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Phillips 66 has more than 140 years of experience in providing the energy that enables people to dream bigger and go farther, faster. We are committed to improving lives, and that is our promise to our employees and our communities. We are sustained by the backgrounds and experiences of our diverse teams, which reflect who we are, the environment we create and how we work together. Our company is built on values of safety, honor and commitment. We call our cultural mindset Our Energy in Action, which we define through four simple, intuitive behaviors: We work for the greater good, create an environment of trust, seek different perspectives and achieve excellence. Phillips 66 was recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Employers” in 2019.


The Litigation Legal Specialist is a PARALEGAL position responsible for handling all phases of litigation, arbitration, and case management, with a heavy emphasis on discovery. We are looking for a high-performing paralegal who is flexible, adapts well to changes in priorities, and operates with a high level of integrity. Success will require the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Investigating facts underlying litigation and arbitration disputes.

  • Working with outside counsel, experts and fact witnesses.

  • Issuing Legal Hold Orders.

  • Coordinating and conducting in-house document custodian interviews.

  • Utilizing a discovery database to support case needs.

  • Serving as a point of contact for outside counsel and Phillips 66 business units on all assigned cases.

  • Managing discovery for multiple litigation and arbitration matters.

  • Working closely with Global Discovery Coordinators through the legal hold, preservation, collection, review and production phases using the Phillips 66 discovery process.

  • Working with Phillips 66 business units in the investigation of incidents.

  • Maintaining an electronic case file and managing the documents to be retained.

  • Accurately updating data in Legal’s matter management system.

  • Evaluating liability and projecting financial impact using a decision tree risk analysis program with input from outside and in-house counsel.

  • Preparing annual case budgets with input from outside and in-house.

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher

  • 5 or more years of litigation experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated aptitude for technology, with a focus on discovery platforms and databases


  • Demonstrated Paralegal experience handling large-scale, complex litigation and discovery efforts

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Comprehensive legal project management skills with a highly developed understanding of the litigation process including all phases of discovery (legal hold, preservation, collection, processing, review, production and trial support) in both State and Federal Court Courts

  • Experience drafting and issuing legal hold orders using standardized legal hold software

  • Advanced proficiency (3 years or more) in Relativity or similar discovery software

  • Demonstrated understanding of Structured Analytics principles (email threading, near duplicate identification) and Conceptual Analytics (technology assisted review, clustering, concept visualization) to bring efficiencies to the discovery process

  • Experience in general commercial, tort, toxic tort, personal injury, environmental and employment litigation and arbitration disputes

  • Ability to manage and prioritize assignments that may be broad in scope and complexity and that may involve collaborative work with employees and management in other business units

  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment, work well under pressure, and meet deadlines with little supervision

  • High level analytical skills with the ability to clearly articulate alternatives, recommendations, or proposed solutions

  • Ability to quickly learn and apply current and future technology applications and processes

  • Adherence to the application of Company policies and procedures

  • Experience in the oil and gas industry

To be considered

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of October 25, 2020 .

Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a)(1). Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 52984

Location: Texas - Houston

Job Field: Legal

Division : Legal & General Counsel

Technical Req : No