Senior Legal Counsel
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Position Type:  Corporation
Practice Area:  Corporate
Practice Specialty:  Commercial, Commercial Transactions, Contracts, Energy, Gas, General Corporate, Land Use, Real Property, Technology, Transactions, Corporate, Marcellus Shale
Location:  Pennsylvania
Job Code:  221605
Job Description:
CNX Resources Corporation (, a forward-thinking, independent natural gas and midstream company, has retained Carpenter Legal Search, Inc. (“CLS”) to identify a Senior Legal Counsel.

Location: CNX Center, Canonsburg, PA (Greater Pittsburgh, PA) – Not a Remote Position

Position Summary: This position provides legal counsel and support to various CNX departments in the following areas: (i) corporate acquisition/disposition/joint venture transactions; (ii) land-related acquisition, divestiture, and oil & gas ownership issues; (iii) commercial contracts; (iv) compliance/policy matters; and (v) other legal matters as necessary.  Responsible for working directly with business units and managing outside counsel to effectively execute and complete transactions/projects and resolving legal issues. 

Target Responsibilities:
- Provide general corporate advice and legal support to upstream oil and gas exploration and production operations, midstream operations, land, business development, information technology, green technology/IP, gas marketing, and human resources.
- Legal lead on all real property matters, including acquisition and divestiture of surface, oil and gas assets, drafting and negotiation of lease, license, right of way and easement agreements, and settlement of real property disputes
- Responsible for acquisition and divestiture transactions for upstream and midstream energy assets, joint ventures, and development operations, including drafting and negotiating joint operating agreements, development agreements, cooperation and safety agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and gas gathering agreements.
- Draft and negotiate commercial agreements, including master services agreements, software license agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.
- Day-to-day interaction and communication directly with business units on transactions and projects
- Direct interaction with General Counsel and executive management
- Cooperatively and collaboratively work with internal Legal Department team  
- Manage and work with outside counsel to complete transactions and projects, including management of outside counsel use and spend
Minimum Requirements:
- Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) required.
- 10+ years of experience including law firm experience.  Prior in-house legal department experience a plus.
- Member in good standing of the Pennsylvania Bar. (Candidate must not have been disbarred from any jurisdiction.)
- Strong communication skills and ability to work collaboratively a must.

Compensation/Relocation: A competitive compensation and benefits package is being offered. Not a remote position. Local candidates preferred.

About CNX: “New Energy. New Promise. Singularly focused and poised to fuel the future.”

Focused on the future and fueled by a proud pedigree of energy leadership that stretches back more than 155 years, CNX is the premier independent natural gas development, production, and midstream company, with operations centered in the major shale formations of the Appalachian basin. Their vertically integrated model includes transmission, storage, gathering systems, and water infrastructure that support energy development from wellhead to end user. With the benefit of a more than 155-year legacy and a substantial asset base amassed over many generations, the company deploys a strategy focused on responsibly developing its resources to create long term per share value for its shareholders, employees, and the communities where it operates. Embodying a renowned spirit of innovation, they are pioneering a new tomorrow through technological advancements in shale gas development in the most prolific natural gas basin in the world. Like few other companies can, they are drawing on their proud past while embracing fresh thinking and leveraging the ingenuity of their people to, once again, forge a new energy future for the Pittsburgh region and beyond.

From the well head to diverse end-user markets for natural gas, resources from the Marcellus and Utica shale are disrupting the energy paradigm at home and abroad. Low cost natural gas from the Appalachian Basin doesn’t just generate the electricity that powers daily life; it also heats our homes, provides the feedstock that will ignite a manufacturing renaissance and continues to bring about great benefits to American consumers, workers and the environment. With deep roots in Pittsburgh’s illustrious past and having played a vital role in powering an industrial revolution that changed the world, CNX is now poised to responsibly fuel the region’s resurgence and serve as a model of American success—today, tomorrow and always.

CNX Investor Relations:

CNX is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
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