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JPMorgan Chase VP, Assistant General Counsel - Payments in New York, New York

Organization Description

Our professionals in our Corporate Functions cover a diverse range of areas from finance and risk to human resources and marketing. Our corporate teams are an essential part of our company, ensuring that we're setting our businesses, clients, customers and employees up for success.

With large, global operations, the Legal team tackles complex issues and helps shape the regulations that affect the businesses. The group is organized into practice groups that align with the lines of business and corporate staff areas, which encourages collaboration on legal, regulatory and business developments as they arise.

Employer Description

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 www.jpmorganchase.com .

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans

Job Description

The J.P. Morgan Payments Legal team supports the J.P. Morgan Payments & Commerce Solutions business, which is part of the Corporate and Investment Bank and is one of the world's largest, most trusted and innovative providers of international cash management, liquidity, commercial card, foreign exchange, escrow solutions, trade finance and merchant services. In addition, the J.P. Morgan Payments & Commerce Solutions business invests in future-growth initiatives, such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as partnerships with fintechs. This is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned attorney with experience in payments to work at the intersection of banking and technology with a successful, well established and collegial team of lawyers. We support a fast-paced business with an ambitious payments agenda. This role offers the opportunity to collaborate, innovate, and provide strategic advice to our clients.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Providing day-to-day legal advice and counsel to internal clients and partners in connection with the development, implementation and maintenance of innovative payment solutions.

  • Collaborating with global business teams, as well as colleagues in Legal, Risk, Compliance and other control functions to address and resolve complex issues .

  • Advising clients on relevant legal, regulatory and market developments involving payment systems.

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

  • Drafting and negotiating client-facing documentation.

  • Instructing and supervising external counsel, as required, on transactional matters and/or bespoke advice, including the review and analysis of legal opinions.

Qualifications

  • US law school degree (JD)

  • A minimum of 5 years post-admission experience practicing with a major law firm, financial institution or judicial clerkship.

  • Strong interest in payments solutions and applications.

  • Significant experience advising on the current legal and regulatory requirements relating to payments, ideally as applied to a financial institution.

  • Team player, confident and proactive, with an up-beat, "can-do" attitude.

  • The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Ability to exercise strong business judgment and strategic thinking

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

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

  • Excellent drafting and negotiation skills

  • Ability to work under pressure, handle deadlines, manage complex projects and multiple tasks in a fast-paced and complex business environment

  • Strong organizational and project management skills

  • Acute attention to detail

  • Ability to think outside the box and focus on key points

  • All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment.

  • Attorney's legal licensing must be in compliance with the regulations of the local jurisdiction where the attorney will work prior to commencement of employment.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans

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