VP, Assistant General Counsel - Regulatory Advocacy

JPMorgan Chase & Co.Tampa, FloridaFull TimeOn Site

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 www.jpmorganchase.com .

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.

Regulatory Advocacy Law Team For Consumer And Community Banking

The primary function of the Regulatory Advocacy Law Team is to provide transactional, regulatory and strategic legal support for various areas within Consumer and Community Banking (CCB) including Home, Credit Card, and Automobile Lending and Small Business Banking and Consumer Branch Banking

Job Responsibilities

This position is for a State Assistant General Counsel. The individual will be part of a team responsible for special projects related to all aspects of compliance with state laws affecting the bank's products and services offered to consumers and small businesses. The team also advises the bank on regulatory guidance and changes at the federal level and provides legal support for CCB's interaction with federal regulatory agencies. The environment is dynamic, fast-paced, often requiring that issues be researched and addressed quickly to advise on legal matters with the rapidly-evolving regulatory environment that applies to our highly regulated industries.

Primary Responsibilities Will Include
  • Address questions from business representatives and compliance professionals regarding state and local legal issues and performing additional legal research as needed
  • Routinely research and analyze state statutes, case law and other laws to quickly assess impacts on CCB
  • Work with compliance, controls, business and other internal teams to identify and implement changes to documents, systems, policies and procedures to comply with the law
  • Assist all CCB product lines in interpreting regulatory guidance and communications from regulators that do not rise to the level of formal guidance.
  • Prepare, and maintain on an ongoing basis, matrices and other job aids, summarizing legal requirements for quick reference by various internal teams
  • Review policies, procedures, job aids and documentation related to proposed product, system and other changes, to identify, escalate and research state legal issues
  • Assist Chase Government Relations team in analyzing proposed changes to existing laws, determining impacts of proposed legislation, and developing Chase's corporate position with regard to such items
  • Other research to support special projects
Required Skills

  • Juris Doctor degree
  • 5 or more years experience working with legislation or regulation of financial services or other highly regulated industries
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Experience with WESTLAW
  • Strong interpersonal and advocacy skills
  • Licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction where the candidate will office. An in-house counsel certification is acceptable in states with an in-house practice rule.
Preferred Skills
  • Prior experience in financial services regulation, particularly with regard to regulation of automobile, credit card, small business, mortgage and home equity loans or branch banking operations.
  • License to practice law in multiple states a plus
  • Strong communication skill
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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