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JPMorgan Chase VP, Assistant General Counsel - CCB Strategic Transactions in New York, New York

The Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase & Co provides legal services and advice to the Firm globally. Legal is responsible for, among other things:

• managing actual and potential litigation and enforcement matters, including internal reviews and investigations related to such matters

• advising on products and services, including contract negotiation and documentation

• advising on offering and marketing documents and new business initiatives

• managing dispute resolution

• interpreting existing laws, rules and regulations, and advising on changes thereto

• advising on advocacy in connection with contemplated and proposed laws, rules and regulations, and

• providing legal advice to the Board of Directors, the business and functions.

• Legal selects, engages and manages outside counsel for the Firm on all matters in which outside counsel is engaged.

JPMorgan Chase is seeking talented candidates for a transactional attorney supporting JPMC's Loyalty sub-line of business which is a new business recently acquired by JPMC and operated through cxLoyalty Global, Inc. and its subsidiaries. The position would preferably be located in Stamford, Connecticut, New York, New York, Jersey City, New Jersey, Wilmington, Delaware, Chicago, Illinois or Plano, Texas. The attorney would sit on JPMC's Consumer and Community Banking (CCB) Strategic Transactions Legal team and report to the Assistant General Counsel and lead attorney for the Loyalty Business.

The role will involve the following:

  • Assisting with the drafting and negotiation of transaction agreements primarily in support of JPMC's Loyalty line of business, which may include:

  • Client services agreements

  • Supplier agreements for travel content, merchandise and gift card providers

  • Vendor agreements

  • Non-disclosure agreements

  • Various other agreements supporting the business

  • Providing transaction agreement and other support for any of the business teams within Card Services, Consumer Banking and Digital, as needed.

  • Creating contract abstracts, summarizing key points/dates.

  • Providing strategic, commercially pragmatic and transparent advice to the business client as to the reasonableness or viability of any aspect of a transaction from a legal perspective.

  • Providing ongoing support and assistance to business clients, other legal teams and functional partners as to contract interpretation.

  • Collaborating with other functional partners to ensure appropriate awareness and escalation of issues as they arise while being sensitive to confidentiality restrictions.

  • Issue-spotting, researching and appropriately escalating risks and concerns that may exist with any potential deal type, for example anti-trust, UDAAP, data, privacy and security concerns.

  • Managing external counsel when instructed to support a particular project (as much of the work is done in-house as possible).

• Some travel, as required, e.g. to support in-person negotiations and business needs.

Qualifications: In addition to the requisite legal credentials and experience, candidates should possess:

  • Around 5 - 8 years post-admission experience in a law firm or in-house

  • Attorney must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in the state in which the position is based or otherwise in compliance with the in-house counsel registration rules of that state.

  • On point transactional experience with strong technical drafting skills

  • A good sense of humor and the ability to stay calm when the pressure is on

  • A proven ability to comfortably operate in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment

  • The confidence to be outspoken when necessary

  • The perseverance and patience necessary to work through ambiguity and see a matter through to completion

  • The ability to see past the question and understand the wider strategy

  • The ability to think tactically to get to the best result for all parties

  • Prior in-house experience and/or experience with technology/travel vendor transactions would be a significant plus

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.

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