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Legal - Assistant General Counsel - Asset Management Institutional Americas - VP

Req #: 170096890
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 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, and asset management. The Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase & Co is responsible for providing legal services to the Corporation and is organized by Practice Groups that generally conform to the Corporation's lines of business (“LOBs”) and corporate staff areas.  This structure facilitates the communication of legal and regulatory changes by the legal team to the businesses and the communication by the LOBs of business developments to the legal teams in a timely manner.
JPMorgan Chase is seeking an attorney with at least five years’ experience to provide legal support for JPMorgan’s Asset Management business (“AM”), with significant responsibility for negotiating investment management agreements with institutional clients, supporting AM’s institutional funds’ platform and advising AM’s Global Trading Agreements Group.      
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide expert legal and regulatory advice in connection with AM’s institutional separate account business.  This includes working closely with Client Advisers, Portfolio Managers and Client Account Managers to negotiate investment management agreements, fund subscription agreements and other account-opening documents with pension plans, endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, central banks, insurance companies and other institutional clients.
  • Provide legal support in connection with AM’s institutional funds’ platform, working closely with Product Development, Sales and Portfolio Managers on the launch of new funds and on-going support for existing funds (private 3(c)(7) funds and bank-maintained 3(c)(11) collective investment trusts).    
  • Monitoring and advising on new derivatives regulations and support for Global Trading Agreements Group in connection with review and negotiation of ISDAs, MFSTAs, futures agreements, prime brokerage agreements and other trading-related agreements.  
  • Advice in connection with general U.S. securities laws, including the Investment Advisers Act, ERISA, CFTC regulations, the Bank Holding Company Act and applicable OCC regulations.
  • Support for various additional and special projects.
  • Partner with Product teams, Compliance, Controls and Risk leadership to support business objectives and well-run, controlled and compliant operations.
  • Partner with colleagues across the Legal Department, including teams in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
  • JD from an accredited law school.
  • State bar admission required.
  • 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.
  • Must have at least 5 years of experience practicing law post-JD.
  • 5+ years of top-tier law firm experience preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrable asset management expertise.   
  • The confidence and interpersonal and networking skills necessary for effective interaction with business clients at all levels, other parts of the firm and external parties.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, communication and negotiating skills.
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