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JPMorgan Chase AVP, Senior Counsel - Office of the General Counsel - Legal Obligations in Plano, Texas

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 .

Legal Department Description:

The Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase & Co is responsible for the provision of legal services to the Corporation and is organized by practice groups that generally align with the Corporation'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.

Office of the General Counsel (OGC) supports the Legal department's delivery of legal services through an application of Legal and other professional disciplines.

Office of the General Counsel ("OGC") Function Description:

The OGC helps attorneys make the best use of their time by providing centralized services to i) develop professional skills, ii) centrally manage projects and achieve business objectives, iii) optimize processes and technology, and iv) engage and connect employees. Further, the OGC helps the Legal Management Team establish and execute the department's objectives by driving and supporting initiatives to i) implement firmwide standards and governance, ii) provide financial discipline and risk controls, iii) guide the people agenda and iv) drive best practices.

About the Office of Legal Obligations

The Office of Legal Obligations (OLO) is a firmwide program responsible for developing and executing a sustainable infrastructure and process that (i) documents JPMorgan Chase's Obligations arising from material laws, rules and regulatory requirements and (ii) connects the Obligations to policies, when applicable, as well as to procedures or other documentation that support compliance with those laws, rules and regulatory requirements.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

Legal OLO Assessment and Mapping team is part of the Controls, Policies & Procedures, and Third Party Oversight group within the OGC. The group requires experienced individuals with regulatory awareness and background, able to understand and parse through various legal, regulatory, or operational risks to the organization and make informed decisions. The ideal candidate will enjoy working collaboratively to solve challenges that can be obscure, ambiguous, and complex. As a part of the overall OLO effort, as a global representative of the Legal department, this position will be part of an attorney team that reviews laws, rules and regulations that are relevant to the Legal department as a whole, make informed decisions about how to treat them, communicate with senior Legal management, and be a driving force in the everyday success of an excellent team.

The ideal candidate will lead be able to quickly understand regulations, read closely, and apply legal principles to the material to help Legal globally connect applicable laws to Legal's controls, processes, policies and procedures. This team member will ensure the cross-functional collaboration with line of business attorneys, Risk, Oversight and Controls, and other stakeholders, globally. The environment is fast-paced, often requiring that issues be addressed rapidly - to ensure the firm stays in compliance with the evolving federal, state, and other rules that may apply to our highly regulated industry. The successful candidate must be innovative and have strong data analytical, collaborative, and embrace a growth mindset.

Primary Responsibilities will include:

  • Interpreting Legal department processes in light of a high volume of existing regulation across 25 countries and deciding how to respond

  • Coordinate dispositions across Lines of business and corporate functions to help them understand Legal's role and responsibility in the firm

  • Take ownership of workstreams and manage them on behalf of the team, horizontally

  • Be mindful of Service level agreement deadlines and progress team plans to completion

  • Get involved in projects relating to legal and regulatory inquiries affecting the body of laws subjected to review, as necessary

  • Assist in the preparation of materials and discussion with senior management


  • 3+ years of relevant professional experience, as an attorney who has been involved in international matters, legal operations, control-related risk analysis, or who has experience coordinating within a Global Program as both an individual contributor and advisor

  • Maintain a growth mindset; material is complex and requires a desire to advance knowledge of thematic legislation

Required skills:

  • Parse and interpret laws while identifying material components that may impact the Legal department

  • Review and disposition changes in laws and regulation

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and related MS Suite products

  • Advanced time management and organizational skills

  • Superior analytical judgment in determining a law's applicability to processes and resultant risk

  • Ability to escalate issues that present risk to peers and management

  • Strategic leadership capabilities in the face of ambiguity that clarify a methodology to move forward

  • Superior soft skills that enable management of challenging topics such as sensitivity to deadlines and escalation

  • Growth Mindset

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. These requirements may include sharing information in the firm's vaccine record tool, vaccination or regular testing, mask wearing, social distancing and daily health checks. Requirements may change in the future with the evolving public health landscape. JPMorgan Chase will consider accommodation requests.

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