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Legal Counsel

Houston, Texas, 77001, United States
May 16, 2018

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Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), Caracas, Venezuela

International Program on Management of Hydrocarbon Business, Nov 2015

Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, USA

Master of Laws in International Business and Economic Law, May 2010

Universidad Del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela

Abogado (Juris Doctor Equivalent), Apr 2006

Bar Admission

New York State Bar, 2013; and Venezuela, 2006

Venezuelan Bar Association

Legal Experience

Chevron Global Technology Services Company, Caracas, Venezuela

Legal Counsel, Mar 2012–Present

Perform analysis regarding the legal framework of the oil industry, and negotiation of joint operating agreements and license agreements for the Chevron’s Mexican upstream projects

Act as the legal support for the negotiation and execution of $2B financing project in Venezuela to increase oil production in the Boscan field

Provide legal counseling that concerns corporate matters and governance, compliance and policy, labor, and general legal support

Ensure compliance with local law and company procedures and policies, involving issues related to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-corruption laws, labor concerns, and general corporate matters

Write legal opinions in numerous subjects including oil and gas laws, corporate laws, financing regulations, labor law, and compliance issues

Draft and negotiate service contracts and commercial agreements

Administer litigation portfolio and external legal counsel coordination

Weatherford International, Inc., Houston, TX, USA

Attorney, Latin America Legal Department, Sep 2010–Aug 2011

Functioned as an in-house counsel, in charge of drafting and negotiating various contracts including service agreements and series of procurement agreements; while directly reporting to the regional counsel for Latin America (LatAm)

Rendered legal support to company subsidiaries and branches within LatAm

Took part in the due diligence reviews facilitated by Mergers and Acquisitions Department in LatAm

Held accountability in drafting corporate documents, board of director’s resolutions, secretary’s certificates, and company officers’ appointment

Managed communication of outside counsel with the company in LatAm, while establishing reports for the Regional Counsel

Diaz, Pardi & Zuleta Law Firm, Maracaibo, Venezuela

Associate Attorney, Jul 2007–Jul 2009

Effectively negotiated and drafted services and procurement contracts including drilling agreements and other ancillary agreements and leasing agreements

Guided domestic and foreign companies on techniques in decreasing labor risks-related outsourcing practices

Led the litigation of labor claims before judicial and administrative authorities

Earlier Career

Borges & Lawton Law Firm, Maracaibo, Venezuela

Junior Attorney, Apr 2006–Jul 2007

Professional Affiliation

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators


English and Spanish

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