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Legal - Senior Counsel - Office of Legal Obligations - AVP

Req #: 170082679
Location: New York, NY, 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


The JPMorgan Chase Legal Department is responsible for providing comprehensive legal services to the Firm and is organized by practice groups that generally align with the Firm’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.


About the Office of Legal Obligations.  The Office of Legal Obligations is responsible for oversight and management of the End-to-End Legal and Regulatory Process Program (“Program”).  The objective of the Program is to design and develop a global, firm-wide, risk-based process to capture the Firm’s obligations under applicable laws, rules and regulations and the policies, procedures and controls associated with those obligations.  


For the program, JPMC requires experienced individuals with strong legal and regulatory awareness and background, able to understand the risks to the Lines of Business and the Firm of non-compliance with laws and regulations.  The ideal candidate will monitor, identify and document changes to all applicable federal, state and local laws affecting the Firm’s products and services and work on a monthly internal publication that provides an overview of legal and regulatory developments affecting the firm.  The role requires significant cross-functional collaboration, including with line of business lawyers, their Compliance counterparts, as well as counterparts in Risk and Oversight and Controls.  The environment is fast-paced, often requiring that issues be addressed rapidly - to ensure the firm stays in compliance with the rapidly-evolving federal, state, and other rules that may apply to our highly regulated industry.  The successful candidate must have strong analytical and collaborative skills, be able to work independently and be a true "self starter."


Primary Responsibilities will include:

  • Work with a global regulatory change monitoring team to monitor, identify and document changes in all applicable federal, state and local laws.
  • Routinely research and analyze laws, rules and regulations to quickly assess impacts on the firm’s products, services and businesses.
  • Assist at times in participating on cross-functional teams to develop and maintain legal obligations.
  • Summarize and report on legal obligations and changes to existing laws and draft corresponding memos.
  • Analyze legal developments and internal work product to identify material legal and regulatory developments affecting the firm globally for inclusion in a monthly internal publication.
  • Draft summaries of material legal and regulatory developments affecting the firm globally and the key takeaways or practical implications of such developments for inclusion in the monthly internal publication.
  • Work collaboratively with Compliance, Risk, and Oversight and Controls teams responsible for Regulatory Change Management.
  • Send alerts to and/or advise Legal staff, business colleagues, and control partners on the meaning of regulatory changes and any required actions.
  • Occasional research to support special projects as needed.

  • JD and at least three years of legal experience, with a litigation or regulatory background preferred
  • 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
  • Experience researching and analyzing laws, rules and regulations
  • Experience within a regulatory change monitoring environment an advantage
  • Ability to comprehensively and concisely summarize the status of legal developments in a plain and simple manner for distribution to business and legal senior members globally
  • Detail-oriented, with a structured, disciplined approach
  • Experience with the financial services industry and/or good knowledge of financial markets
  • Thorough understanding of the business environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, good team player and ability to prioritize workload
  • Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Analytical, flexible and pragmatic
  • The location for this position is New York City

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