1+ months

Legal - Assistant General Counsel - Corporate & Investment Bank, Public Finance - ED

JPMorgan Chase & Co.
New York, NY 10007
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Legal - Assistant General Counsel - Corporate & Investment Bank, Public Finance - ED

Req #: 190085824
Location: New York, NY, US
Job Category: Legal
Potential Referral Amount: US Dollar (USD)

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.


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 communication between legal teams and businesses and staff.


An attorney is needed to support J.P. Morgan’s Public Finance business in the Americas.  Public Finance is responsible for the firm's relationships with public sector clients and creates solutions for the complex financing needs of state and local governments, non-profit institutions and certain corporations that issue debt in the tax-exempt and taxable capital markets.  The attorney position will be responsible for advising the Public Finance business on all relevant legal and regulatory matters, including relevant securities laws and the SEC’s Municipal Advisor Rule.  The attorney will be responsible for serving on both the Public Finance underwriting commitments committee and engagements committee, and will be primarily responsible for reviewing and negotiating certain agreements related to bond underwritings, such as bond purchase agreements.  In addition, the attorney will provide guidance on public finance related advisory mandates and review engagement letters for such mandates.  The attorney will also supervise external counsel, handle various knowledge management and other projects to support the internal legal team and will assist bankers and internal lawyers in responding to “request for proposal” documents received from clients regarding potential services.  The attorney will work with a team of internal lawyers and will also interact with bankers, compliance partners, the conflicts office and external counsels on a regular basis.


The successful candidate should have a law degree and preferably will have at least 10 years of experience as a practicing attorney and at least 5 years of experience working as a public finance/municipal bond attorney in a law firm or equivalent in-house position at a financial services firm.  Candidates with less that the above levels of experience may also be considered for a reduced title.  The successful candidate should also have the following personal attributes:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong drafting skills;
  • Strong negotiation skills;
  • Ability to learn about and understand sophisticated financial transactions and products and to navigate often complex legal, business and conflicts issues;
  • Ability to interact effectively with clients and with all levels of an organization both internally and externally;
  • Ability to work independently and multitask successfully in a demanding, fast-paced transactional environment.
  • JD or educational equivalent required. Attorney candidates must be in compliance with all relevant licensing requirements including the requirements of the jurisdiction where the role will be located (expected to be NY) prior to commencement of employment.
  • All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment.  

Keyword: consumer%20banking


Posted: 2019-10-11 Expires: 2019-12-11

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