EMEA Global Technology Legal Group Lawyer Job Description
Vice President/Senior Counsel
Location: 25 Bank Street, London, UK
The Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. is seeking an experienced and highly motivated, results-oriented transactional lawyer to join the EMEA Intellectual Property, Technology & Privacy Practice Group (the “Tech Legal Group”) supporting the Corporate Investment Bank and other lines of business. The candidate will report directly to an Executive Director/Assistant General Counsel in the Tech Legal Group. This role will primarily handle the structuring, drafting, negotiation and analysis of agreements for the acquisition of services, licensed materials and goods but will also be responsible for advising on the full range of matters within the EMEA team’s remit.
The Tech Legal Group consists of legal professionals who provide legal support for the firm's technology and other transactions, intellectual property management, third party provider oversight, risk and controls, IP litigation and sourcing and procurement operations. This group is entrepreneurial and innovative in structuring transactions in a way to seek maximum benefit for JPMorgan Chase. This group works closely with internal clients, serving as a valuable business partner in addressing risks expeditiously and achieving clients’ goals within the parameters of JPMorgan Chase policy and procedure.
The Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase is responsible for the provision of legal services to the Corporation and is organised by Practice Groups that conform to the organisation 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.
The candidate will primarily:
Structure, draft and negotiate various technology, intellectual property and other agreements, such as software and maintenance agreements, ASP and cloud agreements, equipment purchase/maintenance agreements, outsourcing agreements and professional services agreements
Provide technology and intellectual property law advice to internal clients and various partners (e.g., line of business Legal, Privacy, Compliance, Risk, Controls, Sourcing)
Advise on market data licences
Advise on vendor-facing privacy issues, together with Privacy Legal colleagues
Provide advice on emerging technologies, such as blockchain and participation in related industry consortia
Be expected to develop and maintain robust client relationships, assisting clients with various legal issues and providing advice with respect to the interpretation of rights and responsibilities identified in agreements
• Significant relevant in-house experience in the financial services industry and/or technology industry strongly preferred
• Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving and organisational skills
• Excellent business judgment and strategic thinking
• Demonstration of successful client management partnering
• Flexibility and organisational ability to manage a large volume of transactions and projects simultaneously, in a high-performance environment
• Proven ability to communicate effectively at all levels
• Self starter capable of working autonomously and strongly motivated
• Excellent academic credentials preferred; qualified in a relevant jurisdiction as per JPMC policy
• In-depth experience in contract law, with broad transactional background in technology licensing, purchasing and services agreements
About J.P. Morgan Chase & Co:
J.P. Morgan serves one of the largest client franchises in the world. Our clients include corporations, institutional investors, hedge funds, governments and affluent individuals in more than 100 countries. J.P. Morgan is part of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.1 trillion. 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. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase serves millions of clients and consumers under its JPMorgan and Chase, and WaMu brands.
J.P. Morgan offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. J.P. Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Closing Date: April 23, 2018
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