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Legal- Assistant General Counsel - Corporate Client Banking & Specialized Industries - VP

Req #: 180030415
Location: Chicago, IL, US
Job Category: Legal
Job 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
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.
You will support the Corporate Client Banking/Specialized Industries (CCBSI) and International Banking (IntlB) units within the Commercial Banking (CB) line of business.  CB generally serves U.S.-based business clients of $20 million - $2 billion+ in annual revenue.  CCBSI provides client coverage for CB clients generally with $500 million or more of annual revenue.  Client industry specialties within CCBSI include domestic banks, specialty finance, mortgage warehouse finance, insurance and other financial institutions; technology; sports and advertising; entertainment; oil & gas exploration, production and service companies; real estate and power and utilities.  CCBSI personnel are located in various locations nationwide and in Canada.  IntlB provides international product expertise to all CB clients (and their internal coverage teams) as they expand outside the U.S.   IntlB personnel are located in the US, 16 other countries and Hong Kong.  Your responsibilities will include: 
  • transactional support, including analysis and advice on structural and risk issues and review, negotiation and drafting of credit and collateral documentation (syndicated and single-bank); drafting, review and negotiation of confidentiality agreements; tailoring of standard bank loan documentation forms; development and updating and/or participating in development and updating of standard bank loan documentation forms; indicative term sheets and other proposals; amendments and waivers;
  • coordination within CB and Corporate & Investment Bank Legal on assorted credit & lending topics and policy and/or documentation developments;
  • in conjunction with Treasury Services Legal, negotiation and exception approval on deposit and cash management documentation and contracts;
  • in conjunction with Compliance, advising clients on regulatory and compliance policies and issues, including Know-Your Customer, anti-money-laundering and client sponsorship; banking and investment banking regulatory compliance; conflicts, information-sharing, confidentiality and privacy
  • in conjunction with Bankruptcy & Workout Legal, advising, negotiating and documenting troubled credit situations
  • participation in development and implementation of regulatory compliance policies and procedures and internal controls and other processes, both within and across lines of business;
  • participation in internal projects, often cross-CB or cross-LOB, to streamline operations, create efficiencies and/or improve the client experience
  • participation in major internal and external line of business operational restructures, sales or acquisitions; new product and/or new process development and review
  • training of internal constituencies (e.g. bankers, credit, service) on legal issues
  • outside counsel management and communications on JPMC credit documentation issues, procedures and changes; law firm conflict waivers
  • Must have 5 years of post-JD practicing experience for Vice President level
    • Open to hiring with less experience for a more junior title
  • Candidate must have a general knowledge of credit and lending issues, transactions and documentation.  Knowledge of issues and documentation for deposit, cash management and other treasury products and services and/or investment banking products and services and/or asset and wealth management products and services would be a plus.
  • Candidate should have excellent skills in communicating with clients and prospects, internal colleagues and external counsel and other lenders, administrative agents, creditors, etc., and in negotiating with any of these constituencies when necessary.
  • Interest in or knowledge of regulatory and compliance issues affecting financial institutions could be a plus. 
  • In covering international transactions candidates must be prepared to be available for conference calls and to effect other communications in various other time zones (especially Europe or Asia/Pacific) when needed.  Foreign language capabilities could be a plus.
  • 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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