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JPMorgan Chase Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Privacy Legal - U.S. Privacy in New York, New York

The Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase & Co. provides legal advice to the Firm globally, across all lines of business, corporate functions, and regions.

The Global Technology Legal Practice Group, which is a part of the Corporate Legal Department, provides legal support to the firm's technology organization, and to all business units on data and technology matters. Among other topics, this Practice Group provides primary legal coverage in the areas of Privacy, Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity, Cloud, Data Management, Real Estate, Technology Transactions, Outsourcing, SaaS and Licensing Agreements, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, and other emerging technologies including quantum computing and artificial intelligence/machine learning. The Practice Group supports many of the firm's most innovative and cutting edge initiatives, including new products and services, the acquisition of all technology services, research and development, and external partnerships and collaborations.

We are currently seeking a VP / Assistant General Counsel to join the Tech Legal Practice Group as a member of the Privacy Legal team, covering U.S. federal and state privacy laws. The Privacy Legal team provides legal support across the Firm. This is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned attorney with experience in privacy to work at the intersection of tech and finance. We are a fast-paced business with an ambitious technology agenda, and this role offers the opportunity to collaborate, innovate, and provide strategic advice.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing day-to-day legal advice and counsel to internal clients and partners (e.g., product Legal colleagues, Privacy, Compliance, Risk, Controls, Global Security, and Global Technology, among others) on privacy-related risks at every stage of the information life cycle

  • Resolving conflicts between privacy laws and the multiple, overlapping regulatory regimes that impose other obligations on the Firm when processing data

  • Facilitate the development, transformation and evolution of the Firm's operations, products, services, technologies, analytics and other data capabilities through cost effective, efficient, business-driven, and legally-compliant business solutions

  • Assist clients and partners in the development and implementation of internal and external privacy policies, procedures, guidance, and best practices

  • Participating and advising on data incident response, incident response playbooks, and education and training in line with changing regulatory guidance and best practices

  • Drafting and negotiating client-facing and vendor agreements related to privacy and data protection

  • Analyzing privacy and related regulations and advising on contractual implications

  • Responding to regulatory inquiries on privacy compliance, advising on regulatory engagement strategy, and providing legal coverage for privacy-related regulatory exams

  • Identifying, synthesizing, and socializing trends in privacy legislation and enforcement, including through the development and delivery of training and education; and

  • Contributing to advocacy and policy efforts with internal teams, including Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs, to foster awareness of evolving privacy legislative landscape in the U.S. at both the federal and state levels


  • JD or educational equivalent required. Attorney candidates must be in compliance with all relevant licensing requirements including the requirements of the jurisdiction where the role will be located prior to commencement of employment

  • 6+ years of experience as a practicing attorney, preferably with experience in both private practice and in an in-house environment

  • Experience and strong interest in technology and privacy

  • Significant experience advising on the current legal and regulatory requirements relating to U.S. privacy, ideally as applied to a financial institution; firm grasp of developing legislation at both the state and federal levels

  • Strong command of incident response and incident preparedness best practices

  • Experience drafting and negotiating privacy aspects of technology and other privacy-related contract provisions

  • Strong business judgment and strategic thinking

  • Proven ability to independently and proactively identify issues, analyze problems and provide viable solutions

  • Skilled communicator, effectively interact with all levels of personnel and management, including senior executives and influence to build consensus across a global matrix organization

  • Ability to work under pressure, handle deadlines, and manage multiple tasks in a high performance environment

All candidates for roles in the Legal Department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment. Attorneys must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing or otherwise eligible to practice law in the jurisdiction in which the position is based.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

The health and safety of our colleagues, candidates, clients and communities has been a top priority in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. JPMorgan Chase was awarded the "WELL Health-Safety Rating" for all of our 6,200 locations globally based on our operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment.

As a part of our commitment to health and safety, we have implemented various COVID-related health and safety requirements for our workforce. Employees are expected to follow the Firm's current COVID-19 or other infectious disease health and safety requirements, including local requirements. Requirements include sharing information including your vaccine card in the firm's vaccine record tool, and may include mask wearing. Requirements may change in the future with the evolving public health landscape. JPMorgan Chase will consider accommodation requests as required by applicable law.

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