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Legal – Assistant General Counsel, Vice President – Office of the Secretary, Office of Legal Obligations, Singapore/ Hong Kong

Req #: 170101928
Location: Singapore, 01, SG
Job Category: Legal
Potential Referral Amount: 8000 Singapore Dollar (SGD)
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 Legal Department of JPM is responsible for the provision of legal services to the firm. The department also includes the Office of the Secretary.

The Office of the Secretary, headed by the Corporate Secretary who reports to the firm's General Counsel, partners with senior management, directors, control groups, LOBs and corporate units to promote effective and consistent governance of the firm, its branches, subsidiaries and affiliates (each, an “Entity”). The team also maintains the legal good standing status of these Entities in the required jurisdictions with responsibility for various regulatory reporting in all locations.

The role and key responsibilities:

The Legal Department of JPM is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join us as a member of the Office of the Secretary.  You will be based in Hong Kong or Singapore, reporting directly or indirectly to the Head of the Office of the Secretary for Asia Pacific. 
You will work closely with the Office of Legal Obligations (“OLO”) and OLO Legal, who are 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 evidence compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations (“Legal Obligations”).  You will assist the OLO as an Assigned Obligation Record Owner (“AORO”) for Obligations relevant to the Office of the Secretary.  You will also be responsible for linking Obligations to controls that evidence compliance, including policies, self-assessments, training and monitoring.
This role requires significant collaboration across jurisdictions and functions, including with Legal colleagues, our Compliance counterparts, as well as counterparts in Risk and Oversight and Controls, senior business leaders and with regulators in multiple locations around the world.  The environment is fast-paced, often requiring that issues be addressed rapidly – to ensure the firm stays in compliance with the rapidly-evolving rules that may apply to our highly regulated industry.  You must have strong analytical and collaborative skills, be able to work independently and be a true “self-starter”.


  • University graduate in Law
  • Qualified lawyer from a common law jurisdiction or local jurisdiction in any of the Asia Pacific countries
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant legal, corporate governance or comparable experience
  • Sound knowledge of company law and corporate governance and regulatory framework governing financial services businesses
  • Experience in regulatory reporting/filing is an advantage
  • Ability to work as a collaborative and proactive member of a team
  • Must be meticulous, organized and take pride in your work
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and within tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to build good working relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent written and spoken English is imperative; ability to read, write and speak other Asian languages is an advantage
Attorneys must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing 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.
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