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Legal - Assistant General Counsel - Consumer Banking and Wealth Management - VP

Req #: 180023981_3
Location: Jersey City, NJ, US
Job Category: Legal
Potential Referral Amount: 0 US Dollar (USD)
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.
Chase’s Consumer Banking and Wealth Management line of business operates in approximately 5,400 branches and provides financial services to roughly 23 million households across 23 states.  We are a leading bank in our key markets and provide deposit and wealth management solutions to consumers through branch, phone and internet channels. 
JPMorgan Chase is seeking talented candidates for a position in the Legal Department as an Assistant General Counsel for the Consumer Banking and Wealth Management line of business, reporting to the Consumer Banking Associate General Counsel whose team is responsible for providing advice and counsel related to branch operations, field support, product and sales.  The successful candidate should have a solid understanding of the laws and regulations applicable to consumer branch banking, a proven record of leadership, as well as the ability not only to provide sound and very practical legal counsel in complex situations, but also to influence others to implement their advice.
Preferred locations for the position are Chicago, IL or Columbus, Ohio.  Candidates will also be considered in New York, New York. 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide practical and actionable legal advice regarding federal and state laws and regulations applicable to consumer banking products and sales, as well as bank branching and field operations.  Advise with respect to checking and savings products and services, ATMs, customer-facing content, and related issues. 
  •  Partner with Business, Compliance, Controls and Risk leadership to support business objectives and well run, controlled and compliant operations.
  • Partner with colleagues across the Legal Department.
  • All other duties as necessary or assigned to provide high caliber line of business legal support.
Candidates should possess, at a minimum,
  • Seven (7) years’ relevant experience practicing law post-JD, including experience in private practice advising financial institutions with respect to legal and regulatory issues or relevant in-house experience.  
  • Knowledge and understanding of retail banking operations, products and services and a keen understanding and knowledge of the applicable regulatory environment and framework applicable to a large banking organization such as JPMorgan Chase.
  • Excellent legal skills and judgment including the ability to interpret and explain statutes and regulations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, directly and concisely.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative, interdependent environment in which success depends on sharing opportunities, responsibility and credit.  Ability to work independently and quickly and to manage complex projects and multitask successfully.
  • Demonstrated leadership, problem solving and project management skills, judgment and character.
  • Experience with digital, electronic and mobile banking and transactions is preferred.
  • JD or educational equivalent required. Attorney candidates must be in compliance with all relevant licensing requirements including the requirements of the jurisdiction where the role will be located prior to commencement of employment.
  • All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment. 
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