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.
Legal Department Description:
The Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase & Co is responsible for the provision of legal services to the Corporation. The department also includes the Office of the Secretary.
Legal is organized by Practice Groups that conform to the organization of the Firm's lines of business (LOBs) and corporate staff areas, allowing the legal staff to work closely with specific groups on a daily basis. Each line of business has an LOB General Counsel, who is the Practice Group Head and who reports to the Firm's General Counsel. This structure provides the means for the legal teams to communicate legal and regulatory changes to the businesses and staff areas, and for the LOBs and staff areas to communicate business developments that have legal or regulatory implications to the legal teams in a timely manner.
Legal COO Function Description:
The Legal COO helps attorneys make the best use of their time by providing centralized services and tools to i) develop professional skills, ii) manage projects and achieve business objectives, iii) optimize processes and technology, and iv) engage and connect employees. Further, the Legal COO helps the Legal Management Team establish and execute the department’s objectives by driving and supporting initiatives to i) implement firm-wide standards and governance, ii) provide financial discipline and risk controls, iii) guide the people agenda and iv) drive best practices.
Legal Practices Group Description:
The Legal Practices Group is part of the Legal COO function. Responsibilities include:
Partnering with Legal staff to define, document and redesign policies and procedures; conduct benchmark studies, identify gaps in processes, and monitor action plans
Managing Legal applications, including coordination with Legal Technology, defect tracking, enhancement prioritization, business requirements, User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and data governance
Providing operational support across Legal, including real estate management, support for key applications, intranet management, end-user technology management, legal research, publication subscription management, SharePoint development and maintenance, employee on-boarding and off-boarding
The Legal Practices Group is developing a new legal portal that will give lawyers a simple way to access legal systems,
take action on pending activities and retrieve reports. The new portal will centralize, integrate and personalizes data across all Legal applications; it will provide lawyers with metrics based on their profile; it will report key information quickly, and alert legal staff of pending key operational tasks (e.g., invoice approval).
The team is seeking a program manager to lead this multi-year initiative, manage involved stakeholders and drive the program rollout. This position provides the opportunity to lead a major program and to drive and influence positive change across the Legal department. This highly visible position will work with all legal Practice Groups and report to the Head of Legal Practices.
Lead the overall legal dashboard program and continually enhance the implementation process leveraging an Agile methodology
Own the overall and day-to-day program direction and execution, including coordination across Practice Groups and functions (e.g., Legal Technology, Legal Finance, Legal Third Party Oversight)
Drive strategic and detailed program workplans and implementation roadmaps
Manage risks, issues, and action items
Positively and creatively influence needed department change; help others to anticipate and manage through change; communicate program case for change
Establish a culture of engagement and continuous improvement