Job Opening for Legal Counsel at JP Morgan Chase & Co

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JP Morgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

About the Team

Our professionals in our Corporate Functions cover a diverse range of areas from finance and risk to human resources and marketing. Our corporate teams are an essential part of our company, ensuring that we’re setting our businesses, clients, customers and employees up for success.

With large, global operations, the Legal team tackles complex issues and helps shape the regulations that affect the businesses. The group is organized into practice groups that align with the lines of business and corporate staff areas, which encourages collaboration on legal, regulatory and business developments as they arise.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide general support to lawyers servicing WM EMEA and APAC.
  • Review, draft and advise on account documentation, including powers of attorney, non-disclosure agreements, trust agreements, entity authority documents (e.g. corporate resolutions, by-laws, partnership agreements), estate documentation (e.g. death certificates, wills), and retirement account documents.
  • Provide legal support in connection with account opening processes, legal review of inter-affiliate and third party outsourcing arrangements.
  • Drafting or editing certain customer facing communications.
  • Assist with completing legal and market research, and assisting senior team members with a wide range of business requests and regulatory projects.
  • Updating account agreements, customer-facing documents, and disclosures, including reviewing legal requirements for new provisions.
  • Working on special projects outside of normal responsibilities.

Required Skills

  • Fluent in written and spoken English, with excellent English writing and oral communication skills.
  • Law degree and membership in jurisdictional organization. Attorney candidates must be in compliance with all relevant licensing requirements including the requirements of the jurisdiction where the role will be located prior to commencement of employment.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in legal practice.
  • Excellent legal research skills.  Experience with Westlaw or similar services preferred.
  • A team player who can collaborate and communicate effectively with attorneys and other business and compliance professionals.
  • Strong analytical thinker who is detail-oriented, practical and skilled at issue spotting and problem solving.
  • Self-starter who is able to work collaboratively in a high performing team, takes ownership of responsibilities and projects, is results-oriented and flexible.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work in a fast-paced, complex business environment and maintain communication with attorneys regarding project status and estimated completion timelines.
  • Competence with the suite of Microsoft Office products, including Microsoft Excel.
  • All candidates for roles in the Legal Department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment.

Preferred Skills

  • LLM preferred.
  • Knowledge of EMEA and/or APAC financial service law and process preferred.
  • Knowledge of other European or Chinese languages is a plus.
  • Experience studying or working in a common law jurisdiction.

All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment.

Attorney candidates must be in compliance with all relevant licensing requirements including the requirements of the jurisdiction where the role will be located prior to commencement of employment.

How to apply

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