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Wanted Assistant General Counsel

Posted on: 23 Dec 2018 57 views
: Legal- VP, Assistant General Counsel- Human Resour
: JPMorgan Chase & Co.
: JD
: 5

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 and asset management.  The firm has approximately 250,000 employees worldwide in multiple jurisdictions and has one of the largest benefit plans in the United States.


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 Human Resources team is an integrated worldwide employment law function meeting the needs of a leading financial services company in all areas of employment law, including counseling, litigation, investigations, projects, and implementation of financial services regulatory developments worldwide impacting the Human Resources function and the firm’s people strategy and operations. 


The Human Resources Law team currently has a vacancy for an attorney. Chicago is the preferred location.


In this role, you will provide strategic legal advice on all employment law-related matters, primarily for the Commercial Bank and Asset Wealth Management lines of business, as well as working closely with Human Resources and Employee Relations. You will be expected to become a trusted advisor who offers proactive and viable advice to minimize risk to the firm. You will be responsible for preparing and reviewing human resources policies, procedures, agreements and other documentation related to human resources and workforce management. 


You will also be involved in internal investigations, handle threatened litigation and manage employment claims in various jurisdictions and forums, including investigating allegations, overseeing outside counsel, managing litigation, providing strategy and risk assessments, and communicating to and influencing stakeholders within the firm.  You will be responsible for matters relating to post employment restrictions, including the enforcement of the firm’s obligations.


In addition, you will provide advice on the regulatory implications of employment actions for FINRA registered employees.

  • 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 prior to commencement of employment
  • Minimum 5 years of recent, relevant and broad employment litigation experience, as well as significant advice and counsel experience in a major law firm, large in-house setting or equivalent (required), including experience in the broker-dealer arena (preferred)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal employment discrimination and other employment-related statutes, as well as common law employment and post-employment restrictions claims (required)
  • Experience handling full range of labor and employment issues, including performance management, employee discipline, termination, severance, workplace investigations, employment agreements, FLSA, FMLA, wage and hour issues, workplace accommodations, incentive pay, and the protection of intellectual property, trade secrets, confidential information (required)
  • Experience in the enforcement of post-employment restrictions
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills and ability to balance competing demands (required)
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong client relationships; must be an effective influencer and trusted advisor (required)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (required)
  • Strong knowledge of eDiscovery/ESI (required)
  • High competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, LEXIS/Westlaw (required)
  • Employment litigation and counseling  with financial services clients (required)
  • Experience advising and working on mergers, acquisitions and other transactions (preferred)
  • Project management skills and background (preferred)
  • Knowledge of collaboration tools like Sharepoint and PowerPoint, case management applications and/or customer account  management applications (preferred)
  • All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement


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