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Legal - Outside Counsel Value Management Coordinator - Office of the General Counsel - AVP

JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Plano, TX 75074
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Legal - Outside Counsel Value Management Coordinator - Office of the General Counsel - AVP

Req #: 190089107
Location: Plano, TX, 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 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.

The Legal department of JPMorgan Chase & Co. is responsible for the provision of legal services to the Corporation.  The department is made up of approximately 2,000 attorneys and non-attorneys worldwide reporting to the General Counsel.  The department also includes the Office of the Secretary.

The Legal department’s Office of General Counsel establishes and executes the department’s objectives by driving and supporting management initiatives and providing centralized services and tools to support the members of the department.

Outside Counsel Value Management Associate Job Description

The Outside Counsel Value Management (OCVM) team is part of the Office of General Counsel responsible for the delivery of strategic and value-management engagement solutions relating to the department’s hiring of the outside law firms.  OCVM supports the department’s global legal matters and initiatives by, among other things, providing law firm engagement assistance, law firm and other resource selection, matter pricing and staffing, alternative fee arrangements (“AFAs”) and fee negotiations and supporting and driving  diversity  initiatives.


Working closely with the members of OCVM team, the Associate is responsible for the timely and effective organization, coordination, execution and tracking of the team’s tasks, processes and strategic initiatives.   

Key Areas of Responsibilities:

Law Firm Relationship Management/ Engagement & Sourcing
  • Coordinate outside counsel law firm engagement meetings
  • Develop/create law firm meeting decks/presentations
  • Oversee relationship manager program/check-ins
  • Manage communications to outside counsel &  JPMC attorneys – field adhoc requests from internal and outside lawyers

  • Research law firm information for engagement and sourcing  

  • Tracking/gathering  of law firm & outside counsel information and imputing into relevant database(s)

  • Coordinate, execute and continuously improve the law firm performance assessment collection and reporting process

  • Create, input and maintain law firm relationship data

  • Work with and collaborate with  partner groups (i.e. Legal Billing Unit, Third Party Oversight, Legal Data) involving outside counsel law firms

OCVM Communications
  • Oversee  OCVM communications  mechanisms – newsletter,  website and others outlets
  • Provide assistance (law firm sourcing) with alternative fee arrangements and requests for proposals

 Rate Negotiations
  • Provide assistance with law firm and timekeeper rates management, where needed



Qualifications of Successful Candidates:

  • The desired candidate will have a background in finance, legal operations or project management with 5+ years of professional experience

  • BA in business, finance or qualification in a related field

  • Familiarity with financial services industry and/or the legal industry is highly preferable
  • Strong project management skills with meticulous attention to detail, timing, deadlines and organization
  • High degree of flexibility
  • Demonstrated initiative  -must be proactive-  including escalating issues and proposing solutions
  • Ownership of quality product and product delivery
  • Ability to work independently and on a fast-paced collaborative team
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and responsibilities
  • Driven, enthusiastic and positive “can-do” attitude
  • Superior teamwork skills and willingness to seamlessly back-up team members on the fly as well as effectiveness as a project team lead or key member
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Comfortable speaking to large and small groups
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications:
    • Excel - proficiency with formulas (vlookup), pivot tables, filters, charts etc.
    • Word - proficiency with mail merge, formatting and templates
    • PowerPoint - proficiency creating and editing presentations with graphics, tables, and charts
  • 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: 2019-11-25 Expires: 2019-12-25

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Legal - Outside Counsel Value Management Coordinator - Office of the General Counsel - AVP

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Plano, TX 75074

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