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Job Title: Senior Corporate Paralegal

Reporting To: Director of Legal

 Function: Legal

Location:  Houston, TX

Diversity and inclusion are more than words for us. Everyone is welcome—as an inclusive workplace, our people are comfortable bringing their authentic whole selves to work. We continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our people. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our customers and the communities we operate in.


  • Under supervision from Director of Legal, assist with maintenance and administration of all subsidiaries of the Company (domestic and international) including resolutions, powers of attorney, certificates of secretary, certificates of incumbency, review and index minutes of company, subsidiary board meetings, annual meetings and registration of branches. 
  • Assist with board and committee minutes of parent company and assist with parent company proxies, annual meetings and other associated duties.
  • Responsible for maintaining corporate registrations and agents.
  • Maintain and update confidential legal filing system with ability to quickly retrieve information from files when needed. 
  • Assist company personnel with information or other data from legal department and assist auditors, outside counsel and others as required with information from corporate and legal files and minute books.
  • Discretely handle confidential information and maintain complete confidentiality at all times.
  • Act as a liaison with other departments, including senior management team, department heads, facility directors, and other corporate staff, to provide legal documents and agreements and to obtain from/furnish to government agencies information, data and forms.
  • Acts as liaison with outside counsel, agencies, political entities, including outside the United States.
  • Review outside counsel invoices and process internally for payment.
  • Originate correspondence in connection with assigned work and with other matters as requested.
  • Transactional, Project and Public Reporting Support - provide transactional and specified project support including due diligence, closings, drafting ancillary corporate documents for review by counsel, etc. 
  • Assist litigation efforts if necessary, including discovery, index and organize litigation documents for counsel review.
  • Provide some administrative support to legal department.
  • Performs other related tasks, as assigned.

Our goal is to ensure that ‘nobody gets hurt’ whilst performing their job. Everyone at Seadrill has a part to play in meeting our safety commitment.

Through strong leadership and personal responsibility from all employees, we take a systematic approach to identifying, managing and preventing the hazards involved in our day to day operations. Nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and security of our workforce and the communities in which we operate and behaving responsibly towards our shared environment. We are vigilant, disciplined and always looking out for one another. We have developed and embedded a strong safety culture onshore and offshore, fostered by all employees, who each have a personal responsibility and the authority to put an immediate stop to the job if they believe it to be unsafe. Everyone at Seadrill is accountable for helping to build this culture of care.


In Seadrill, setting the standard is not just about what we deliver, but how we deliver it.

We co-created our Behavioural Framework with our employees, where we identified four key competencies that define our culture and help us to live our values. Our behaviours are embedded in the way we work and support and guide us day to day:

  • Drive & Ownership
  • Change & Forward Thinking
  • Communication & Collaboration
  • Service Delivery


  • 15+ years of legal assistant experience required, including international experience.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills, and a high level of independent problem-solving abilities are essential.
  • Able to establish own priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Extensive knowledge of corporate secretarial and administrative procedures.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to meaningfully discuss technical concepts and information clearly and meaningfully
  • Strong IT skills, fluent in use of MS Office products, and a background or interest in the application of new technologies to improve workflow, process and productivity
  • Sound judgement, and the ability to balance risk management and commercial pragmatism
  • Open and collaborative working style, both within the local and global teams and when advising internal clients
  • Thinks commercially and pragmatically to solve problems
  • Agile and adaptable to changing project conditions, is comfortable in situations that may be ambiguous or where all the relevant information isn’t available
  • Experience of working collaboratively in multicultural teams, and possibly in remote teams spread across different countries
  • Mature approach, with a calm manner


  •  Preferred experience in top law firm or company corporate law environment.
  • Superior command of the English language (and legal terminology), both written and spoken. Bilingual skill a plus.

Minimum Requirements


 Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program.

We value our people and want to retain them. So, we offer a competitive package built around an attractive base salary and a range of benefits tailored to your location.
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