Posted Jan 09

Assistant General Counsel, Vice President - Corporate & Investment Bank, Treasury Services Attorney

JPMorgan Chase
Chicago, IL Full Time

Job Description

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2 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. J.P. Morgan’s Treasury Services business is one of the world’s largest providers of cash management, liquidity and escrow services.

The Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase is responsible for the provision of legal services to the Corporation and is organized by Practice Groups that conform to the organization of the Firm’s lines of business and corporate staff areas. This structure encourages legal teams to communicate legal and regulatory changes to the businesses and staff areas and for the lines of business and staff areas to communicate business developments that have legal or regulatory implications to the legal teams in a timely manner.

The attorney will be responsible for negotiation, management and administration of client contracts for the Treasury Services business and its products. The attorney will manage the documentation negotiation process with clients as well as internal partners in legal, sales, implementation, technology, product management, credit, risk, compliance and client services in order to ensure agreement on the feasibility of product delivery by all functions of the business prior to entering into a contractual commitment with a client. This position entails extensive, independent contact with business partners and external clients regarding document negotiations for new business transactions.

This position will be located in either Chicago or NY.


Providing legal advice and support for the various cash management products within Treasury Services (TS).

Advising management of the TS Core Cash business on legal and regulatory issues.

Drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of documentation for the TS Core Cash business.

Providing legal analysis in relation to new business initiatives and assisting in the implementation of new projects.

Collaborating with global business teams 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.

Responsible for obtaining and tracking internal documentation exception approvals.

Responsible for coordination of documentation globally, for clients with presence in multiple regions.

Analyze existing legal documents for conformance to the Bank’s policies and procedures and regulatory requirements.

Provide guidance and subject matter expertise on documentation to internal business partners.

Communicate effectively with internal business partners and clients.

Contribute to the development and maintenance of negotiation guidelines, training materials and procedures.


Law school degree (JD) and admission to NY or IL bar required.

Minimum of five (5) year post-admission experience with a major law firm, financial institution or judicial clerkship.

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

Excellent writing skills, strong attention to detail.

Excellent drafting and negotiating skills.

Ability to manage projects and work independently.

Team player, confident and proactive.

Ability to develop and maintain internal and external client relationships.

Ability to handle a large and diverse workload.

Familiarity with banking law and Uniform Commercial Code Articles 4, 4A and 9 is desirable, but not required.

The successful candidate will have the following personal attributes:

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

Strong organizational and project management skills;

Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

Ability to interact effectively with clients;

Strong negotiation skills;

Strong drafting skills;

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

Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, manage complex projects and multitask successfully in fast-paced and complex business environment; and

Ability to exercise good judgment and work accurately under pressure.

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