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Legal - Senior Counsel - Office of the Corporate Secretary - AVP

Req #: 180007806
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 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 Legal Department has a number of key operations to meet our obligations to various regulatory oversight and investigative bodies as necessary.  This includes obligations to regulatory bodies of legal entities, both domestic and international that regulate our business as well as to civil and criminal investigation authorities or adversarial counsel. Legal is organized by Practice Groups that conform to the organization of the Firm’s lines of business and corporate staff areas.  Each Practice Group has a General Counsel who is the Practice Group Head and who reports to the Firm’s General Counsel.  This structure provides the means for the 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.
 
The Office of the Secretary (“OTS”) partners with senior management, control groups, lines of business and corporate units to promote effective governance of the Firm, its branches, subsidiaries and affiliates. It operates through a corporate team and three regional hubs, in New York, Europe and Asia. OTS also works closely with the Firm’s Board of Directors and is responsible for the coordination of Board meetings and materials.  OTS has responsibility for the Firm’s proxy statement as well as various other public filings and interfaces regularly with JPMC’s shareholders on governance matters.  In addition, members of the practice group are involved in various industry initiatives to consider best practices for the banking industry as a whole.   
 
We are seeking an attorney to join The Subsidiary Corporate Governance team of the Americas. The role supports all matters relating to subsidiary corporate governance and processes in the Americas.
 
The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Managing OTS’ central utility for responding to firm wide inquiries and requests relating to corporate governance responsibilities, legal entity related matters, board related matters and other matters;
  • Assisting with managing the Firm’s subsidiary legal entities from a corporate secretary and governance perspective, including subsidiary board meetings, as well as drafting materials for Board meetings including agendas, resolutions, consents, executive summaries and talking points, and minutes;
  • Assisting with the Firm’s process around signing authorities for legal entities, including the appointment of officers, issuing delegations of authority, drafting powers of attorney or other means to obtain signing authority, and the issuance of incumbency certificates;
  • Performing corporate governance legal research and analysis of state and federal corporate laws, drafting memoranda, conducting research in minute books and otherwise on legal entity history; and
  • Execution of actions to ensure compliance with relevant regulatory requirements, such as making subsidiary corporate filings with state Secretaries of State including annual reports, qualifications, and withdrawals.
Required Experience:
  • Must have at least 3 years of experience practicing law post-JD
  • Corporate governance experience highly preferred
  • Banking or regulatory experience is helpful, but not required
  • Familiarity with legal entity database tools is helpful, but not required
  • JD required
  • Attorney must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing 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
 
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Superior written and oral communications skills, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with business and legal colleagues across all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to approach issues with both a rigorous attention to detail and a big picture strategic focus
  • Proven record of prioritizing multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • High level of integrity with strong decision making skills
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