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Legal - Senior Counsel - Bankruptcy Legal Group - AVP

Req #: 170107108_1
Location: Philadelphia, PA, 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.  The JPMorgan Chase Legal Department is responsible for providing 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.
As a world-wide leader in financial services, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) continually seeks individuals of exceptional character and capability who can execute business and legal strategies to support a continually growing and evolving business. 
The Consumer and Community Banking (CCB) Regulatory, Operations & Controls Legal Team (ROC) is responsible for providing legal services to CCB Operations, including collections and recovery, collections litigation, bankruptcy, sworn document processes, tax reporting, escalated customer complaints and third party oversight. The team is also responsible for providing regulatory advice to all CCB businesses and control partners on key consumer protection statutes such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Unfair/Deceptive Acts and Practices. In addition, the team monitors state and federal law and regulatory developments and leads CCB’s participation in the firmwide Office of Legal Obligations and Legal Regulatory Change Management processes. The CCB ROC team also provides legal support to CCB’s Audit, Compliance, Risk and Controls functions and various firm wide regulatory initiatives, such as the Firm wide Bankruptcy Program, Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and the Remediation Center of Excellence.
The Cross-Line-Of-Business Bankruptcy Legal Group, a division within ROC, is seeking a junior attorney to support the Card Services line of business with its collections litigation, bankruptcy, and sworn documents practices. 
The position will be located in Jersey City, NJ; or Philadelphia, PA.
The responsibilities of the position include:
  • Providing legal support to Card Services’ bankruptcy operations, including supporting all actions taken in a customer bankruptcy case to protect or preserve Card’s claim
  • Ensuring business processes and procedures comply with bankruptcy legal requirements, regulatory guidance and internal policies
  • Partnering with the business and corporate functions to provide in-depth analyses of changes in law and assisting in the evaluations of the possible effects of the changes to business processes or procedures
  • Assisting in reviews and revisions of bankruptcy, collections litigation and sworn document procedures
  • Assisting with preparation for committees and working groups, and executing on meeting take-aways
  • Reviewing outgoing correspondence for legal and factual issues
  • Providing support to special projects and cross-line-of-business matters touching bankruptcy legal requirements
  • Collaborating with compliance on changing legal requirements and impact
Required Skills:
  • At least 3 years of bankruptcy legal experience; consumer financial services experience preferred
  • J.D. required from ABA accredited law school and current license applicable to practice law in a United States jurisdiction
  • 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
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of complex bankruptcy legal framework, including the United States Bankruptcy Code and Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure
  • Knowledge and understanding of bankruptcy legal issues impacting unsecured creditors, including issues relating to compliance with the automatic stay and discharge injunction and filing proofs of claim.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong legal research skills on a variety of databases including Westlaw and/or Lexis
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to drive complex projects across multiple lines of business
  • Team player who can collaborate within the legal department and across business groups
  • Ability and willingness to present to senior business and legal leaders
  • Ability to prioritize and interact with senior management
  • Analytical thinker who is an independent/self-starter
  • Must thrive and make decisions in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Strong sense of honesty and ethics as an officer of the court and a representative protecting the reputation of JPMC

Preferred Skills:

  • Regulatory or compliance experience
  • Experience working with bank regulators, bankruptcy trustees and/or the Office of the United States Trustee



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