Counsel - Senior Counsel

Date:  Mar 16, 2024

Houston, TX, US, 77032

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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 direct experience providing advice on US sanctions and anti-boycott laws
  • Bar member in good standing (if applicable in country where located)
  • 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 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 Senior 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: 184812  
Experience Level: Experienced Hire 
Job Family: Support Services 
Product Service Line: Legal  
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

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Compensation Information
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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