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Job Description

Location Name: Findlay, Ohio
Grade Min: 10
Grade Max: 11
Education Level: J.D. Required
Relevant Experience Level: 0-1 years



The successful candidate will be responsible for providing due diligence management and general legal support on business development transactions, including asset or equity purchases or sales, joint ventures, business combinations and other business development-related transactions pursued by Marathon Petroleum Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Marathon”). The position will also involve schedule drafting, contract review, negotiation, legal research, advising clients and providing preventive law counseling. The position entails heavy interaction with in-house senior business development attorneys, Marathon client organizations, third parties and outside counsel.



1. Provides professional legal advice, counsel, and guidance, as a practicing attorney at law, to assure that the Company, its assets and its activities are legally safeguarded, are in conformity with all the applicable laws and regulations and will not unduly expose the Company to litigation, penalties or claims.

2. Manages and coordinates the due diligence process  for all business development projects and transactions.  Performs initial reviews of all due diligence material, including, but not limited to, material agreements, information technology agreements, and information and documentation related to real estate, intellectual property, health, environmental or safety, and human resources, and coordinates and manages subject matter expert reviews consistent with due diligence strategies.

3. Performs project management duties with regard to due diligence process and day one readiness initiatives led by the Law Organization and assists in developing reports and presentations to executive management on a project-specific basis.

4. Evaluates contractual content of proposals, provides interpretation of contract language, drafts internal contracts or responses to external contracts, evaluates the need for additional legal review and evaluates and analyzes contracts and other documentation reviewed in due diligence process.

5. Develops, recommends and implements improvements to Marathon’s due diligence strategies and philosophies for the full variety of business development projects.

6. Tracks and analyzes industry trends with respect to mergers and acquisitions, with specific focus on the energy industry, and analyzes and recommends best practices or market-based norms for use in negotiating business development transactions.

7. Participates in continuing legal education programs and other activities as necessary to keep informed of developments in the law, new and proposed statutes and regulations, economic and social issues and other matters of interest to the Company and the energy industry.



Degree Required: J.D. The preferred candidate will be licensed and authorized to practice law in Ohio or another state. However, candidates who have not yet graduated from law school and who plan to sit for the next offering of the Ohio or other state bar exam following graduation will be considered.  Continued employment will be conditioned upon obtaining and maintaining membership in the Ohio or other State Bar.

Years of Experience Required:  0 to 1 years



About Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC), together with its subsidiaries, including Marathon Petroleum Company LP and Speedway LLC, is one of the largest petroleum product refiners, marketers and transporters in the United States.

MPC is the nation’s third-largest refiner and the largest refiner in the Midwest. MPC’s refining, marketing and transportation operations are concentrated primarily in the Midwest, Northeast, East Coast, Southeast and Gulf Coast regions of the U.S.

MPC operations are strategically located to serve major markets. They include a seven-plant refining network, a comprehensive terminal and transportation system, and extensive wholesale and retail marketing operations. This includes both the Marathon brand and MPC’s wholly-owned retail marketing subsidiary, Speedway LLC, the nation’s second-largest chain of company-owned and -operated retail gasoline and convenience stores.


Job Function: MPC Other Corporate Functions
Travel Expected: Up to 10%


If you have visited our site in search of information on U.S. employment opportunities and require an accommodation to submit your application, please contact the MPC EEO/Compliance Office at 866-492-7802. Note that we only accept resumes and applications for posted positions.

Marathon Petroleum Company LP (“MPC”) is an equal employment opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or other legally protected status.

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