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Legal- Assistant General Counsel- Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB) – Banking, Capital Markets & Research Group- VP

Req #: 170113948
Location: New York, 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 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.

 
The JPMorgan Chase Legal Department is responsible for providing comprehensive 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.

If you're interested in working in an environment where leadership, excellence, integrity and diversity are among our core principles, explore the opportunities at JPMorgan Chase. 
 
 
We are currently hiring a Vice President, Assistant General Counsel in the Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB) – Banking, Capital Markets & Research group.  The position will include responsibility for providing primary advisory support for the CIB M&A Advisory Group and Investment Banking Coverage teams. This position is located in the CIB Legal Department in New York (mid-town).   Responsibilities will include drafting, negotiating and advising on the full range of documentation relating to M&A transactions (including M&A engagement letters, fairness opinions, valuation letters, transactional proxy disclosures and confidentiality agreements).  The role will also include providing advice to the M&A Advisory and Investment Banking Coverage Groups on a wide variety of related legal, conflicts and litigation risk mitigation issues.  As part of the Banking, Capital Markets practice group, you will also have the opportunity, if desired, to participate in providing capital markets coverage.  You will work both independently and with colleagues across the Firm’s global Legal Department and you will manage, and supervise, external counsel engaged in related assignments. You will join a successful, well established global team of professionals, and be a part of the premier investment banks in the country and the world.
 
 
Qualifications
The required qualifications are:
  • Minimum of five years’ experience, including M&A and/or Capital Markets transactional background, contract drafting and negotiation work.   Prior experience working for or representing a full service investment bank (on M&A, Capital Markets or other transactional assignments) is a strong plus.  
  • 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.
  • Experience with drafting and/or reviewing engagement agreements and other corporate contracts, such as purchase/sale agreements, joint venture agreements and partnership agreements.
  • Familiarity with M&A counsel opinions, fairness/valuation opinions and related disclosure agreements.
  • Familiarity with recent landmark Delaware case law relating to M&A litigation a strong plus.
  • Prior experience with conflicts management also helpful but not mandatory. 
  • Familiarity of the U.S. securities laws applicable to public and private offerings of securities. 
  • Law school degree (JD) and admission to NY bar required.
  • Enthusiastic, “can-do” attitude is critical to role, as well as a strong desire to work closely with the M&A bankers and the Legal practice group.
  • Excellent drafting skills, strong attention to detail.
  • Polished verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively communicate complex legal issues to senior managers or executives and to negotiate with M&A clients; and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently on transactions and projects. 
  • Team player, confident and proactive.
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