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Legal- Assistant General Counsel- Mutual Funds Distributions Lawyer- VP

Req #: 180017730
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
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.
Job Description
The Legal & Compliance Department of JPMorgan Chase & Co. seeks an attorney to work with senior lawyers and business representatives to negotiate agreements with mutual funds, develop and maintain in-house mutual fund transaction processing platforms and provide related legal advice, as required.  The position will be located in New York and will report to the co-head of the legal team supporting the Investment Solutions business in J.P. Morgan Wealth Management, a unit of J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management.
Role and Responsibilities:
  • Advise on all legal aspects of the management of mutual fund distribution relationships and order processing platforms, including distribution and compensation arrangements, account structures and share class issues
  • Provide legal support for negotiating and maintaining fund distribution documentation, including distribution and dealer agreements, shareholder servicing agreements, order processing agreements and disclosure statements
  • Assist in other business and regulatory-driven projects
  • Work closely with line of business and other control functions such as Compliance, Supervision and Risk
  • Engage and supervise external counsel where necessary
  • Excellent academic record
  • Must have at least 5 years of practicing experience post-JD
  • 5-8+ years mutual fund distribution-related experience in major law firm or in-house legal department at financial institution
  • In-depth knowledge of the Investment Company Act and relevant aspects of the Securities Act and FINRA rules statutes,
  • In-depth knowledge of issues and practices related to mutual funds and similar products, including distribution channels, compensation methods, omnibus and segregated account structures and share class issues
  • Familiarity with offering documents, including prospectuses and other disclosure materials
  • Familiarity with mutual fund operations a plus
  • Excellent drafting and negotiating skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • 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.
  • All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment. 
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