JPMorgan Chase Legal - Assistant General Counsel - Consumer Banking Shared Services Attorney - VP in Jersey City, New Jersey

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of more than $2 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 JPMorgan Chase Legal Department is responsible for providing legal services to the firm and is organized by practice groups that generally align with the firm’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 candidate selected for this position will be a member of the Consumer Banking Shared Services Legal Team, a group of attorneys that provides dedicated legal support to various operational areas, including areas that handle legal papers associated with guardianship and deceased processing matters, fulfillment of subpoenas, search warrants and similar information requests, third-party asset-based orders and other legal papers served on the firm. The role will require a working understanding of each line of business, and applicable statutes and rules that govern. Candidates should be able to interact with business and litigation partners, outside counsel, and law enforcement and government agencies. The successful candidate will routinely work with legal and non-legal staff to coordinate responses in a fast paced and high volume environment. Candidates must have a proven record of providing sound and practical legal counsel in complex situations and the ability to influence others to implement that advice.

The preferred location for the position is Brooklyn, New York. Secondary location: Jersey City.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing legal advice and support to various operational areas engaged in handling shared services for the firm, including but not limited to matters involving asset-based orders, deceased processing, guardianship, legal papers served, notary, safe deposit box and subpoenas;

  • Partnering with colleagues across various lines of business to resolve matters

  • Developing subject matter expertise on assigned areas

  • Advising and collaborating with colleagues across the Legal and Compliance Departments

  • Handling escalated matters from the various operational areas the group supports

  • Monitoring and advising business partners and legal colleagues on relevant legislative and regulatory changes

  • Partnering with control and oversight groups to create and maintain best practices for controls in this area

  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • JD, admitted to practice in and member of the bar in good standing in the state in which the candidate will practice. 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 of 5 years legal experience in a large consumer banking organization, law firm, or equivalent and relevant experience in government or a regulatory agency, representing such organizations with a demonstrated record of increasing responsibility

  • Civil and criminal litigation experience preferred

  • Strong understanding of the rules of judicial procedure

  • Knowledge and understanding of banking products and services and the relevant core banking regulations and regulatory framework for a large banking organization such as JPMorgan Chase preferred

  • Excellent legal skills and judgment, including the ability to interpret and explain statutes and regulations

  • Excellent oral and written communication and negotiation skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work effectively, manage complex projects and multitask successfully in fast-paced and complex business environment

  • Team player who can collaborate with legal and non-legal staff across groups and functions

  • Experience with digital, electronic and mobile banking and transactions is preferred

  • Non-English language skills preferred

  • 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.