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Executive Director - Assistant General Counsel - Mumbai

Req #: 170115086
Location: Mumbai, MH, IN
Job Category: Legal
Job Description:
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2 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 and asset management.  The firm has approximately 250,000 employees worldwide in multiple jurisdictions.
J.P. Morgan in India provides a comprehensive range of Corporate & Investment Banking, Commercial Banking, Asset & Wealth Management, and Corporate functions services and solutions to our clients, executing some of the most important financial transactions and providing essential strategic advice to our clients such as the government, large domestic and multi-national corporations, non-government organizations and financial institutions and investors. India is a key market for JPMorgan Chase globally and our employees in India are a critical part of how we do business globally and are integrated within our businesses. Our Global Service Centers (GSCs) are strategically positioned in Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad to support the firm’s operations regionally and globally. The centers provide comprehensive strategic support across technology and business operations processing to all lines of business and the corporate functions.
JPMorgan Chase offers a competitive benefits program and compensation package.
JPMorgan Chase is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V.
Executive Director - Assistant General Counsel
This position is part of the APAC Litigation/Employment Law Team and will support Human Resources/Employee Relations in the India Global Service Center (GSC), reporting to the APAC Head of Employment Law with a local reporting line into the Head of Legal for the India GSC. 
This position will assist Human Resources professionals and business managers in the India GSC to navigate employment law issues that impact human resources decisions and people strategies. The position supports all lines of business across the India GSC.  Responsibilities include:
  • Handling civil litigation matters (directly and through outside counsel);
  • Advising on any issues relating to claims of discrimination, sexual harassment or retaliation;  
  • Advising on issues such as compensation, benefits, performance management, training, staffing;  discipline and discrimination/harassment;
  • Guiding/leading employee investigations, including police-related matters;
  • Drafting and reviewing HR policies, agreements and other legal documentation;
  • Monitoring developments in laws and regulations;
  • Training HR and business managers on best practices;
  • Managing employment law aspects of projects.
Qualified/licensed lawyer with 7-10 years of recent employment advisory and employment litigation experience; advice and counseling experience in a major law firm, large multi-national corporation or equivalent;
  • Experience handling a full range of labor and employment issues in India;
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills;
  • Strong organizational/project management skills, ability to handle high volume and balance competing demands;
  • Ability to develop and maintain solid client relationships and to influence decision makers at all levels;
  • Confidence and experience translating complex legal concepts into practical solutions to guide HR professionals and business people;
  • Ability to work successfully in a matrixed, team environment;
  • Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Knowledge of employee benefits and tax/social insurance issues
  • Knowledge of current employment-related regulatory requirements relating to multi-national financial institutions and BPOs;
  • Employment law experience with large financial services institutions;
  • In-house employment law experience
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