Legal- VP, Assistant General Counsel- Wholesale Payments- CIB Law

Chicago, IL
Full Time
Job #: 190043885 Exp.: 5+ Years
We are looking for an experienced, highly skilled lawyer who can provide legal support to J.P. Morgan's Wholesale Payments business which is part of the Corporate and Investment Bank. J.P. Morgan’s Wholesale Payments business is one of the world’s largest providers of cash management, liquidity and escrow services.

The position will entail provision of legal advice on a wide range of issues and product areas; it will also involve providing legal input/guidance in the context of product development, drafting policies, procedures and controls for the businesses, drafting/negotiating of documentation, and daily business support in relation to legal, regulatory and documentation issues. The position will be located in Chicago. The position will report to a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel.

Role entails:
  • Providing legal analysis in relation to new business initiatives and assisting in the implementation of new products and projects.
  • Drafting, negotiating and advising the business and the transactions team on a wide range of documentation for the Treasury Services business.
  • Collaborating with global business teams and legal/compliance colleagues and other control functions in each of our regions to address and resolve complex issues, develop policies, procedures and training materials to advance the business objectives in a compliant manner.
  • Attendance at internal and external meetings, e.g. product development meetings, business control meetings and document negotiations with clients and/or their internal and external legal counsel.
  • Instructing and liaising with external counsel, as required, on transactional matters and bespoke advice, including review and analysis of legal opinions.
  • Advising the businesses on key legal/regulatory issues.

  • Law school degree (JD)
  • 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.
  • A minimum of five years post-admission practicing experience with a major law firm, financial institution or judicial clerkship relevant to the responsibilities of the position.
  • Familiarity with banking law and Uniform Commercial Code Articles 4 and 4A is desirable, but not required.
  • All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment.

The successful candidate will have the following personal attributes:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong negotiation skills;
  • Strong drafting skills;
  • Strong organizational and project management skills;
  • Proven ability to independently identify issues, analyze problems and provide viable solutions;
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, manage complex projects and multitask successfully in fast-paced and complex business environment;
  • Ability to work in an open plan team environment;
  • Team player, confident and proactive;
  • Ability to interact effectively with clients;
  • Ability to think outside the box and focus on key points; and
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and work accurately under pressure.

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