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Title Mineral Title/Oil & Gas Associate
Categories Private
Organization Name Dinsmore & Shohl
City Pittsburgh
State PA
Job Description

Dinsmore & Shohl, a prominent law firm with over 500 attorneys in sixteen offices, has an immediate opportunity available for an experienced Oil & Gas Associate in the Real Estate Development, Ownership, and Leasing Practice Group of our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania or Morgantown, West Virginia offices. Candidates must have 2-5 years of experience abstracting titles, drafting a chain of titles for surface, coal, and oil & gas ownership, and conducting on site tract searches to locate documents and filings pertaining to parcels of real estate. Duties also include searching, analyzing, and evaluating records and titles, identifying relative liens and encumbrances, and must obtain applicable copies of lien documents, verify ownership of properties and legal issues, report title issues, and assemble abstracting research data for further review. Additionally, all candidates must be licensed to practice in West Virginia, have a strong academic background, and possess excellent communication and computer skills, particularly with Word and Excel.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to dinsmore.legalrecruiting@dinsmore.com.

Closing Date 2014-12-31


Title Associate Counsel
Categories Private
Organization Name Highmark
City Parkersburg
State WV
Job Description

General Overview:

Investigate factual situations and present well-reasoned and creative solutions and alternatives based upon independent legal research and analysis of the facts and the law. Provide accurate legal advice and prepare effective documents based upon knowledge of federal, West Virginia and other applicable law, and the regulatory environment in which the Corporation and its affiliates (“Corporation”) function. Provide regular legal support for one or more discrete units of the Corporation and demonstrate increasing knowledge of the Corporation’s business, while retaining the discipline of legal analysis.

Work cooperatively with inside counsel, and as necessary, outside legal counsel.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Communicate effectively. This position displays effective oral and written communication skills while performing the following functions:

Provide regular legal support for one or more discrete units of the Corporation, and demonstrate increasing knowledge of the Corporation’s business, while retaining the discipline of legal analysis.
Maintain positive and effective relations with other members of the Law Department, as well as management and other staff of the Corporation, and outside counsel.

2. Perform legal research and investigate facts

Investigate situations and present well-reasoned and creative solutions and alternatives based upon independent legal research and analysis of the facts and the law.

3. Prepare legal memoranda, contracts, pleadings, analyses, correspondences and other relevant documents

4. Provide legal advice to management and staff.

Provide accurate legal advice and prepare effective documents based upon knowledge of federal, state and other applicable law, and the regulatory environment in which the Corporation functions.
Provide results of analysis to other attorneys in the Law Department, or, under the direction of a managing attorney or other more experienced attorney, directly to appropriate management and staff of the Corporation.
Apply sound business judgment to the provision of legal advice

5. Manage litigation, transactions or other matters and work cooperatively with outside legal counsel in accordance with the level guide such as:

Assist and work cooperatively with outside legal counsel in litigation, transactions and other matters
Work with outside legal counsel in support of one or more projects

6. May direct the work of outside legal counsel or facilitate the work of outside counsel to address issues effectively and efficiently, including minimizing outside legal counsel fees and expenses, as appropriate

7. Negotiate with outside parties

8. May participate in any privacy or security committees or workgroups and offering privacy compliance opinions to the committee/workgroup as well as offering alternative approaches to processes which may create vulnerabilities for the company. Maintains and fosters productive relationships between Highmark and group accounts, consultants, producers and other third-parties.

9. Other duties as assigned or requested

Minimum Qualifications:

*Juris Doctorate
*2 or more years of experience as a practicing attorney
*License to practice law in the State of West Virginia; or eligible for admission within one year of hire.
*Law experience in disciplines, such as insurance regulation, health law, general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, antitrust, employee benefits, intellectual property and litigation

Preferred Qualifications:
*4 or more years of experience as a practicing attorney
*License to practice law in the State of West Virginia; or eligible for admission within one year of hire.

How to Apply

Apply at https://www.recruitacommunity.com/srctcb/RTI.home?t=7465&r=2000037677110

Closing Date 2014-12-31