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United States Houston: Legal Assistant - Latin America, EESSA, USA - Labor & Employment

Date:  Feb 4, 2023
Location: 

Houston, TX, US, 77032

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.

 

Assists in-house attorneys in handling various legal matters globally, including but not limited to employment claims and disputes, garnishments, subpoenas, litigation involving employment disputes, and various special projects. Supports the investigation of claims and disputes, locates documents, records, witnesses, etc., and maintains case files, records, and information systems.

 

Supports in-house and outside attorneys in the coordination of depositions, hearings, mediations, trials, and other proceedings.

 

May have supervisory responsibilities for matters, and generally has minimal administrative or clerical responsibilities.

 

Typically requires undergraduate degree, and/or paralegal certificate, and/or equivalent experience. 2-3 years of legal assistant/paralegal experience preferred.

 

  • Legal Assistant will support multiple countries globally with a focus on Latin America, Europe, and the United States – assignment countries/areas subject to change according to business needs.
  • Ability to speak Spanish as the role provides legal support to multiple countries in Latin America
  • Strong knowledge of data analytics and reporting
  • Ability to process invoices and partner/coordinate with different departments within the company to process invoices including Finance and Accounting
  • Works closely with Human Resources on general inquiries and actions, locating documents, scheduling witness interviews, triaging requests for in-house attorneys
  • Coordinates fact gathering interviews, depositions, and witness preparation meetings
  • Attends and supports certain legal proceedings in support of the in-house attorney (s)
  • Knowledge of Legal holds and handles requesting and submitting Legal Holds timely and according to internal processes
  • Works closely with accounting and other departments to prepare settlement payments and prepare new vendor requests
  • Handles the setting up of new matters, drafting and sending matter retention letters, new timekeepers requests, updating contacts, etc in official repository (Team Connect)
  • Schedules conference calls with internal employees and outside counsel and others, as required and instructed by in-house attorney(s)
  • Supports internal training initiatives presented and led by the Labor & Employment group
  • Ability to process power of attorney requests
  • Manages the response of subpoena requests and garnishments orders as well as handles judicial deposits in Latin America assigned countries
  • Serve as a translator when needed for internal, judicial, and administrative purposes (Spanish/English)
  • Experience handling non-compete/non-solicit issues preferred
  • Prepares required reports for assigned countries/areas
  • Processes expense reports

 

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 Legal Assistant to Sr Legal Assistant.

 
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.

 

Location

3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway E.HoustonTexas77032, United States 

 

Job Details

Requisition Number: 171802 
Experience Level: Experienced Hire
Job Family: Support Services
Product Service Line: Legal 
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

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Nearest Major Market: Houston

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