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Legal - Assistant General Counsel - Corporate Client Banking and Specialized Industries - VP

Req #: 170079322_1
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 businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.


The JPMorgan Chase Legal Department is responsible for providing legal services to the Corporation and is organized by practice groups that generally align with the Corporation’s lines of business and corporate staff areas.  This structure encourages legal teams and businesses and staff areas to discuss legal, regulatory and business developments effectively and in a timely manner.


You will support the Corporate Client Banking/Specialized Industries (CCBSI) and International Banking (IB) units within the Commercial Banking (CB) line of business.  CB generally serves U.S.-based business clients of $20 million - $2 billion+ in annual revenue.  CCBSI provides client coverage for CB clients generally with R$500 million or more of annual revenue.  Client industry specialties within CCBSI include domestic banks, specialty finance and other financial institutions; technology sports and advertising; entertainment; oil & gas exploration, production and service companies; real estate and power and utilities.  CCBSI personnel are located in various locations nationwide and in Canada.  IB provides international product expertise to all CB clients (and their internal coverage teams) as they expand outside the U.S.   IB personnel are located in the US, 16 other countries and Hong Kong.  Your responsibilities will include: 

  • transactional support, including analysis and advice on structural and risk issues and review, negotiation and drafting of credit and collateral documentation (syndicated and single-bank); drafting, review and negotiation of confidentiality agreements; tailoring of standard bank loan documentation forms; indicative term sheets and other proposals; amendments and waivers;
  • coordination within CB and Corporate & Investment Bank Legal on assorted credit & lending topics and policy and/or documentation developments;
  • in conjunction with Treasury Services Legal, negotiation and exception approval on deposit and cash management documentation and contracts;
  • in conjunction with Compliance, advising clients on regulatory and compliance policies and issues, including Know-Your Customer, anti-money-laundering and client sponsorship; banking and investment banking regulatory compliance; conflicts, information-sharing, confidentiality and privacy
  • in conjunction with Bankruptcy & Workout Legal, advising, negotiating and documenting troubled credit situations
  • participation in development and implementation of regulatory compliance policies and procedures and internal controls and other processes, both within and cross-line of business;
  • participation in internal projects, often cross-CB or cross-LOB, to streamline operations, create efficiencies and/or improve the client experience
  • participation in major internal and external line of business operational restructures, sales or acquisitions; new product and/or new process development and review
  • training of internal constituencies (e.g. bankers, credit, service) on legal issues
  • outside counsel management; law firm conflict waivers

    • 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.
    • 5+ years of relevant experience.
    • Candidate must have a general knowledge of credit and lending issues, transactions and documentation.  Knowledge of issues and documentation for deposit, cash management and other treasury products and services and/or investment banking products and services and/or asset and wealth management products and services would be a plus.
    • Candidate should have excellent skills in communicating with clients and prospects, internal colleagues and external counsel and other lenders, administrative agents, creditors, etc., and in negotiating with any of these constituencies when necessary.
    • Interest in or knowledge of regulatory and compliance issues affecting financial institutions could be a plus. 
    • In covering international transactions candidates must be prepared to be available for conference calls and to effect other communications in various other time zones (especially Europe or Asia/Pacific) when needed.  Foreign language capabilities could be a plus.
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