JPMorgan Chase Legal- AVP, Documentation Specialist III- CIB Global Trade & Loan Products in Chicago, Illinois

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 at .

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 legal teams and businesses and staff areas to discuss legal, regulatory and business developments effectively and in a timely manner.


The documentation specialist will be responsible for management and administration of client contracts in the traditional trade area. Our traditional trade products include standby and commercial letters of credit, documentary collections, document preparation services and trade loans.

The documentation specialist will manage the documentation negotiation process with clients as well as internal partners in legal, sales, implementation, technology, product management, credit, risk, compliance and client services. The documentation specialist will appropriately engage with internal partners where approvals or expertise is required and will provide contracts administration and tracking of negotiations and approvals.

This position is located in New York or Chicago.


  • Responsible for end to end deal management of negotiated transactions, navigating internal process and coordination on behalf of the client to reach timely and successful execution of documentation.

  • Responsible for interpreting client needs and documentation requirements from information provided by internal business partners.

  • Negotiate standard and customized contracts, as directed by internal legal counsel, in order minimize the risk to the business through strict adherence to policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements.

  • Negotiate contracts within pre-approved guidelines and propose alternative language, in consultation with internal legal counsel.

  • Responsible for obtaining and tracking internal documentation exception approvals.

  • Responsible for coordination of documentation globally, for clients with presence in multiple regions.

  • Prepare execution copies of agreements, obtain signatures from client and perform signature validation.

  • Provide tracking on status of contracts by maintaining up-to-date transaction information and providing reporting.

  • Analyze existing legal documents for conformance to the Bank’s policies and procedures and regulatory requirements.

  • Provide guidance and subject matter expertise on documentation to internal partners.

  • Communicate effectively with internal partners.

  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of negotiation guidelines, training materials and procedures.

  • Undergraduate degree and minimum 5 years’ experience or equivalent experience drafting and negotiating complex agreements.

  • JD and/or paralegal experience desirable.

  • Knowledge of corporate documentation, legal terminology and legal procedures.

The successful candidate will have the following personal attributes:

  • Proven ability to independently identify issues, analyze problems and provide viable solutions;

  • Strong organizational and project management skills;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Ability to interact effectively with clients;

  • Strong negotiation skills;

  • Strong drafting skills;

  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, manage complex projects and multitask successfully in fast-paced and complex business environment; and

  • Ability to exercise good judgment and work accurately under pressure.

  • All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment.

JPMorgan Chase is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer Disability/Veteran.