Assistant General Counsel, Commercial Banking Shared Services Legal

Practice Areas: Commercial, Real Estate Lending Transactions Job #: 210146195 Exp.: 3 - 5 Years
The Commercial Banking Innovation & Products and Shared Services Legal team is seeking an attorney for the CB Shared Services Legal team with experience in commercial or real estate lending transactions to support the Commercial Banking regulatory and loan operations teams that provide services to various business units of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The CB Shared Services Legal team provides strategic and transactional legal advice to Wholesale Lending Services, the firm’s loan operations team that supports the wholesale loan portfolio, and is responsible for leading Commercial Banking Legal’s program to analyze laws, rules and regulatory developments as well as provide key strategic support to other regulatory programs.

The CB Innovation & Products Legal team provides transactional and strategic legal support on Wholesale Payments products, with a significant focus on complex product development for Fintech and third-party payment processor clients. The team also advises on Commercial Banking’s business-led transformation, digitization and simplification initiatives and provides legal support across Commercial Banking on established and emerging issues in the areas of privacy, data management and data analytics.

This position will be part of the CB Shared Services Legal. The position will be based in Plano, TX or Chicago, IL.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Providing immediate day to day legal advice to senior leaders both within the Legal department and internal client teams
  • Analyzing foreign and domestic laws/regulations and developments to evaluate impact on various business units
  • Collaborating with business, risk, compliance, controls, and other legal partners to issue spot and identify and escalate risks (legal, operational, reputational or otherwise) and implement policy, process and procedural changes to comply with bank policy and changing laws/regulations
  • Acting as subject matter expert on certain practice areas, laws and regulations
  • Counseling loan operations staff at all levels on interpreting loan documentation, booking and servicing of loans, and reviewing related forms, policies, procedures and job aids
  • Participating in cross-line of business projects on a variety of subjects
  • Coordinating and leading appropriate legal training for internal client teams
  • Collaborating and coordinating with the legal contacts for various lines of business across the firmwide legal team to drive consistency and collaboration
  • Coordinating with outside counsel to address operational considerations at all stages of the loan product life cycle

  • At least 3-5 years of relevant legal experience in commercial or real estate lending transactions at a law firm and/or in-house legal department at a large bank, regulator or other financial services company is strongly preferred
  • JD or educational equivalent required. Attorney candidates must be in compliance with all relevant licensing requirements including those of the jurisdiction where the role will be located prior to commencement of employment
  • The strategic vision to anticipate legal issues in different lines of business
  • The ability to lead and drive teams to institute change and collaboration across a variety of functional areas
  • The ability to prioritize work, manage a large number of issues at one time, and confidently interact with senior management
  • Knowledge of financial services laws and regulations is a plus
  • Excellent research, writing and oral communication skills, with demonstrated ability to listen and drive results in a team setting
  • Effective and efficient problem solver; strong organizational skills
  • Self-starter; ability to deliver high-quality results under tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues
  • Demonstrated problem solving and project management skills
  • All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment

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