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Legal- Assistant General Counsel- CIB Legal Senior Insolvency Attorney- VP

Req #: 180011542
Location: New York, NY, US
Job Category: Legal
Job Description:
Firm Description
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.
 
Legal Department Description
The Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase & Co is responsible for the provision of legal services to the Corporation and is organized by practice groups that generally align with the Corporation’s lines of business and corporate staff areas.  This structure encourages legal teams and businesses and staff areas to discuss legal, regulatory and business developments effectively and in a timely manner.
 
Position Description
The attorney will represent the firm in connection with distressed credits generally, including in proceedings commenced under the United States Bankruptcy Code, related litigation in the United States Bankruptcy Courts and in proceedings commenced by or against entities seeking relief from debt in other state or foreign proceedings and jurisdictions where the firm has credit exposure.  The principal client base within the firm is its Special Credits Group, composed of experienced senior workout officers of the firm.  It is preferable if the individual has relevant institutional client experience as well as knowledge of derivative and securities transactions.  The position also will involve drafting agreements, providing advice on structuring transactions and familiarity in evaluating risks associated with that structure from an insolvency perspective.   
Qualifications:
  • Must have at least 5 years’ experience practicing law post-JD representing creditors in insolvency proceedings under state and federal insolvency laws
  • Extensive knowledge of insolvency law required
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills as well as the ability to work in a collaborative fashion with internal and external counsel required 
  • Institutional client experience with additional knowledge of derivative and securities transactions preferred
  • All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment. 
  • JD or educational equivalent required. 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.
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