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Legal - Assistant General Counsel - New York Subpoena Escalation Team - VP

Req #: 170119739
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 Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase is responsible for the provision of legal services to the Corporation and is organized by Practice Groups that conform to the organization of the Firm’s lines of business and corporate staff areas.  This structure encourages legal teams to communicate legal and regulatory changes to the businesses and staff areas and for the lines of business and staff areas to communicate business developments that have legal or regulatory implications to the legal teams in a timely manner.
 
Position Description
 
Legal Financial Crimes Supervising Attorney needed for the New York Subpoena Escalation Team in the Legal Department of JP Morgan Chase.  This position is supervisory and the attorney will work to supervise attorneys and paralegals who are conducting a detailed review of criminal subpoenas and similar legal process to identify possible money laundering, terrorist financing, bribery, and corruption issues and directing the escalation of subpoenas, as appropriate, for investigation and heightened review by the Firm’s Global Financial Crimes Compliance Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) Investigations Group, Global Security Investigations, and other investigative Suspicious Activity Reporting (“SAR”) filing units.  Also confer as necessary with attorneys in the firm’s Global Financial Crimes Legal and Litigation groups. Candidates should be able to apply specific policy and procedural criteria, interact with law enforcement as necessary, work with legal and non-legal staff and coordinate with other legal and compliance colleagues in a professional, fast paced environment.      
 
Responsibilities Include:
 
    • Perform supervisory review of attorney and paralegal work product
    • Provide AML/BSA related guidance to team based on subpoenas and other requests received from regulatory agencies.
    • Review and analyze subpoenas and other legal process to identify possible money laundering, terrorist financing, corruption and trade sanctions issues
    • Escalate subpoenas and other legal process, as appropriate, for investigation and heightened reviews by Global Financial Crimes Compliance AML Investigations, Global Security and Investigations and other SAR filing investigative units
    • Confer with Global Financial Crimes Legal and Litigation attorneys, as necessary
    • Liaise with law enforcement, as appropriate, regarding the nature and scope of investigations that led to the issuance of subpoenas
    • Support special projects (long-term and short-term) arising from subpoena reviews and escalations
Qualifications
    • Law degree required
    • 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 7 years relevant legal experience
    • Minimum of 3 years experience working with regulatory agencies or SRO.
    • Prior leadership or management experience strongly preferred.
    • AML/Financial Crimes experience in a financial institution, regulatory agency or prosecutorial agency preferred
    • Knowledge and understanding of financial institution, business and regulatory requirements
    • Strong attention to detail and the ability to analyze legal process
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated PC skills (knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Westlaw)
    • Team player with strong interpersonal skills who can collaborate with legal and non-legal staff
    • Analytic thinker who is an independent self-starter
    • Creative solution and problem solving skills
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