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Legal- Assistant General Counsel- Human Resources Law- VP

Req #: 180031174
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.
The Human Resources Law team currently has a vacancy for an attorney. Chicago is the preferred location.  The Human Resources team is an integrated worldwide employment law function meeting the needs of a leading financial services company in all areas of employment law, including counselling, project, litigation, investigations and implementation of financial services regulatory developments worldwide impacting the Human Resources function and the firm’s people strategy and operations. 
In this role, you will provide strategic legal advice on employment law-related matters, providing support primarily for the Corporate Functions as well as working with Human Resources Regulatory Law, Governance, Operations and Control, sitting at the intersection of financial regulations, compensation and benefit issues, employee culture and performance standards, corporate governance and reporting in an evolving and complex environment with multiple constituencies. You will provide support through project work, counseling and operational enhancements by offering proactive, creative, viable and scalable suggestions to minimize risk. 
You will also manage internal investigations and employment claims at various stages (from threatened litigation through hearing/trial) and in various jurisdictions and forums, including investigating allegations, overseeing outside counsel, providing strategy and risk assessments, and reporting on outcomes and trends. In certain instances, however, you may litigate matters in-house without the assistance of outside counsel. 
As an employment lawyer working in this group, you will also provide legal counsel and strategic advice to the firm on employment law and related matters, and prepare and review human resources policies, procedures, agreements and other documentation related to human resources and workforce management. 
  • Law degree, admission to practice;
  • Minimum 5 years of recent, relevant and broad employment litigation experience, as well as significant advice and counsel experience in a major law firm, large in-house setting or equivalent (required)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal employment discrimination and other employment-related statutes, as well as common law employment claims (required)
  • Experience handling full range of labor and employment issues, including performance management, employee discipline, termination, severance, workplace investigations, policy development, employment agreements, FLSA, FMLA, wage and hour issues, workplace accommodations, applications, training, incentive pay, and the protection of intellectual property, trade secrets and confidential information (required)
  • Experience preparing legal documents including pleadings, discovery, motions etc. required; deposition, oral argument, hearing and trial experience (preferred);
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills and ability to handle high volume and balance competing demands (required)
  • Ability to develop and maintain client relationships; must be an effective influencer (required)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (required)
  • Strong knowledge of eDiscovery/ESI (required)
  • High competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, LEXIS/Westlaw (required)
  • Employment litigation and counseling  with financial services clients (strongly preferred)
  • Experience with and appreciation for Design Thinking and Agile Development (strongly preferred)
  • Operational mindset (preferred)
  • Familiarity with Corporate governance  (preferred)
  • Experience with compensation design and policy  (preferred)
  • Experience advising and working on mergers, acquisitions and other transactions (preferred)
  • Project management skills and background (preferred)
  • Knowledge of collaboration tools like Sharepoint and PowerPoint, case management applications and/or customer account  management applications (preferred)
  • Must have at least 5 years of post-JD practicing experience
  • Must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment. 
  • 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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