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Legal- Legal Practices Group- Process Associate- AVP

Req #: 170102539
Location: Jersey City, NJ, 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, asset management, and private equity.
 
Legal Department Description:
The Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase & Co is responsible for providing legal services to the Corporation.  The department also includes the Office of the Secretary (“OTS”).
Legal is organized by Practice Groups that conform to the organization of the Firm’s lines of business (LOBs) and corporate staff areas, allowing the legal staff to work closely with specific groups on a daily basis.  Each line of business has an LOB General Counsel, who is the Practice Group Head and who reports to the Firm’s General Counsel.  This structure provides the means for the legal teams to communicate legal and regulatory changes to the businesses and staff areas, and for the LOBs and staff areas to communicate business developments that have legal or regulatory implications to the legal teams in a timely manner.
 
Legal Chief Operating Office (“Legal COO”) Function Description:
The Legal COO helps attorneys make the best use of their time by providing centralized services and tools to: i) develop professional skills, ii) manage projects and achieve business objectives, iii) optimize processes and technology, and iv) engage and connect employees.  Further, the Legal COO helps the Legal Management Team establish and execute the department’s objectives by driving and supporting initiatives to: i) implement firmwide standards and governance, ii) provide financial discipline and risk controls, iii) guide the people agenda and iv) drive best practices.
 
Legal Practices Group Description:
The Legal Practices Group is part of the Legal COO function.  Responsibilities of the Legal Practices Group include:
  • Partnering with Legal staff to define, document and redesign policies and procedures; conduct benchmark studies, identify gaps in processes, and monitor action plans
  • Providing operational support across Legal, including real estate management, support for key applications, intranet management, end-user technology management, legal research, publication subscription management, SharePoint development and maintenance, employee on-boarding and off-boarding
  • Provide concierge support services to the Legal department, globally
Position Duties and Responsibilities:
This position encompasses opportunities to develop and deliver strategic solutions in pursuit of best-in-class legal practices and to continuously drive and influence positive change throughout the Legal department, globally.  This role is part of the Legal Practices team and will:
 
  • Continually enhance or develop new operating frameworks for critical legal practices and processes; identify, define  and develop internal processes and document procedures, as needed  
  • Positively and creatively influence department change and champion critical department change initiatives; help others to anticipate and manage through change  
  • Establish more frequent and specific legal process benchmarking with peers (in-house Legal functions at large financial institutions)  
  • Build and maintain key relationships across the Legal Department, establishing a culture of engagement and adding value to the department  
  • Manage departmental initiatives end-to-end, including key stakeholder identification and establishing governance  
  • Where needed, assist in the drafting and development of technical business requirements for initiatives  
  • Develop and drive enhancements to selected training materials
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree  
  • 5+ years legal, operations, consulting, or management consulting experience, ideally with an external law firm or in-house legal function (with a focus on legal operations), policy/process development or a combination thereof  
  • In-depth understanding of legal processes and practices preferred  
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, comfortable working with senior business partners and presenting to a senior audience  
  • Highly organized, extremely detail and control-oriented  
  • Proven ability to build strong partnerships with colleagues, desire to be flexible and think strategically  
  • Superior decision-making and problem-solving skills  
  • Strong project management skills; must be able to manage multiple projects concurrently  
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, strong interest in learning, effective under pressure and willing to take personal responsibility/accountability  
  • Expert knowledge of MS PowerPoint and MS Word  
  • Good consensus builder, possessing strong influencing and negotiating skills
Preferred Skills:
  • Prior experience in financial services, particularly in the areas of legal or compliance operations
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • The preferred location for this position is NJ
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