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Legal - Assistant General Counsel - Consumer Banking Shared Service Legal Team - Vice President

Req #: 170102782
Location: Brooklyn, NY, 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 in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity.  The JPMorgan Chase Legal Department is responsible for providing legal services to the firm and is organized by practice groups that generally align with the firm’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 candidate selected for this position will be a member of the Consumer Banking Shared Service Legal Team, a group of attorneys that provides dedicated legal support to various operational areas, including areas that handle legal papers associated with guardianship and deceased processing matters, fulfillment of subpoenas, search warrants and similar information requests, third-party asset based orders and other legal papers served on the firm.  The role will require a working understanding of each line of business, and applicable statutes and rules that govern. Candidates should be able to interact with business and litigation partners, outside counsel, and law enforcement and government agencies.  The successful candidate will routinely work with legal and non-legal staff to coordinate responses in a fast paced and high volume environment.  Candidates must have a proven record of providing sound and practical legal counsel in complex situations and the ability to influence others to implement that advice. 
The preferred location for the position is Brooklyn, New York.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Providing legal advice and support to the operational area engaged in handling civil and criminal subpoenas and related litigation, including motion practice
  • Providing legal advice and support to the operational area engaged in handling  asset based orders served on the firm to restrain customer funds and other assets held by the firm including for collection on debts and money judgments
  • Providing legal advice and support to other operational areas engaged in handling shared services for the firm, including but not limited to matters involving guardianship, deceased processing, legal papers served and safe deposit box
  • Partnering with colleagues across the Legal and Compliance Departments
  • Handling escalated matters
  • Monitoring and advising on relevant legislative and regulatory changes
  • Partnering with control and oversight groups to create and maintain best practices for controls in this area
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
  • Attorney must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in in the state/jurisdiction in which the position is based or otherwise in compliance with the in-house counsel registration rules of that state/jurisdiction
  • Minimum of 5 years legal experience in a large consumer banking organization, law firm, or equivalent and relevant experience in government or a regulatory agency, representing such organizations with a demonstrated record of increasing responsibility
  • Civil and criminal litigation experience preferred
  • Strong understanding of the rules of judicial procedure
  • Knowledge and understanding of banking products and services and the relevant core banking regulations and regulatory framework for a large banking organization such as JPMorgan Chase preferred
  • Excellent legal skills and judgment, including ability to interpret and explain statutes and regulations
  • Excellent oral and written communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively, manage complex projects and multitask successfully in fast-paced and complex business environment
  • Team player who can collaborate with legal and non-legal staff across groups and functions
  • Experience with digital, electronic and mobile banking and transactions is preferred
  • Non-English language skills preferred
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