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Legal - Assistant General Counsel - Middle Market Banking and Specialized Industries - VP

Req #: 180036926
Location: Chicago, IL, 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 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
Job Description
The Commercial Banking Legal team is seeking an attorney with transactional experience to join the team as a lawyer supporting the Government, Healthcare, Higher Education and Not-for-Profit (GHHN) business within Middle Market Banking and Specialized Industries (“MMBSI”).  The position will be based in Chicago.
MMBSI is a business within the Commercial Banking line of business of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. which is part of JPMorgan Chase & Co.  MMBSI serves business, municipal and not-for-profit clients with annual revenue generally from $20 million to $500 million.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Review and respond to Requests for Proposal from GHHN clients, negotiate final contracts and provide advice on regulatory, reputational and exception approval issues.
  • Advise on lending and non-lending products sold by Commercial Banking with a heavy focus on core cash and liquidity products.
  • Provide transactional support, including analysis and advice on structural and risk issues; review, negotiate and/or draft credit and collateral documentation and confidentiality agreements; and tailor standard bank documentation forms for specific transactions and assist with client exits.
  • Assist with various projects and initiatives to meet business, regulatory or operational goals and help the business address any compliance or audit concerns.
  • Keep abreast of legal and regulatory changes, and comment on proposed legislation affecting products and services provided by GHHN and affecting GHHN clients.
  • Interact with and help oversee outside counsel.
  • Draft Legal Opinions.
  • 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.
  • Must have at least 5 years of experience practicing law post-JD.
  • Transactional experience with contract negotiation skills and experience in delivery of core banking products and services for commercial clients.
  • Excellent research, writing and oral communication skills, with the ability to listen effectively.
  • Team player, with excellent people and organizational skills.
  • Effective and efficient problem solver; strong multi-tasking skills.
  • Self-starter; ability to deliver high-quality results under tight deadlines.
  • Some knowledge of Treasury services products, including experience in UCC Articles 3, 4, 4A, 8 & 9 and payment and clearinghouse rules.
  • All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment.
    The following knowledge and experience would be a plus:
  • Preparation of and responding to requests for proposals, particularly state and local government RFPs.
  • Public finance, credit and lending issues, commercial and real estate documentation.
  • Issues relating to state and local governments, including local procurement laws.
  • Letters of credit, direct purchase and other bond issuances.
  • In-house counsel with a financial institution, government, not-for-profit, educational, healthcare or similar entity or outside counsel focusing on financial institutions law or public finance.
  • Compliance, risk management or consulting experience.
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