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Securities Services ERISA Attorney - Vice President, Assistant General Counsel

$199,500- $275,000/ year
Posted Apr 27
Full Time
On Site
New York, New York

Job Description

In this role, you get to advise on ERISA, trust and fiduciary matters, you will be able to apply your fiduciary related experience in a new context and partner with the Securities Services business to advise on interesting and complex legal matters.

As a Securities Services ERISA Attorney - Vice President, Assistant General Counsel on our Security Services team, you will provide legal support to the firm’s Commercial & Investment Bank. You would be a good candidate for this role if you have experience handling complex legal matters for institutional clients, preferably in the financial services sector. The role would also be a great opportunity for you if you have experience advising on ERISA in other contexts, such as the employee benefits space and/or ERISA litigation, to take on a new challenge and apply your knowledge in a new context. In this role, you would have extensive, independent contact with, and support of, business personnel within Securities Services, including senior leaders of J.P. Morgan, and significant opportunity for career development.

The Legal Department at JPMorgan Chase & Co. manages legal and other risks, advises on products and services, interprets laws and regulations that impact the firm, and advises the firm on other matters. Our global team is made up of 2,000 lawyers and legal professionals with a reputation as thought leaders who deliver best-in-class services. As trusted advisors, we help the firm’s clients while also safeguarding the integrity of the firm. We are committed to a culture of inclusivity and belonging, where people can grow and succeed throughout their careers while working for a first-in-class financial institution doing cutting-edge work. If these values resonate with you, we would like to hear from you.

Job Responsibilities


  • Leading negotiation of a variety of complex service agreements, with a focus on agreements related to Trust and ERISA clients, including trust and custody agreements, for institutional clients
  • Providing guidance on ERISA prohibited transaction exemptions across multiple product areas in Securities Services
  • Providing guidance on requirements and responsibilities when acting in a directed trustee capacity and custodian of ERISA funds
  • Providing guidance on requirements and responsibilities under Part 9
  • Determining the applicability of regulatory requirements and working with stakeholders, including senior business and control partners, regarding implementation
  • Ensuring day-to-day support of Securities Services business and functional partners, with a focus on the ERISA and Trust groups

Required Qualifications, Skills, And Capabilities


  • Ability to understand the business needs and partner with the business and control partners to create pragmatic solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong negotiation and drafting skills;
  • Ability to interact effectively with clients
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, ability to work independently, manage complex projects and multitask successfully in fast-paced and complex business environment
  • At least 5 years of experience with a major law firm (or equivalent in-house experience).
  • JD or educational equivalent required. 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
  • All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment. This position is located in Chicago or New York

Preferred Qualifications, Skills, And Capabilities


  • Background in providing legal services to operationally intensive businesses
  • Familiarity with US securities laws, ERISA, Investment Company Act of 1940, Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and/or US insurance regulations

About Us

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 offer a competitive total rewards package including base salary determined based on the role, experience, skill set, and location. For those in eligible roles, we offer discretionary incentive compensation which may be awarded in recognition of firm performance and individual achievements and contributions. We also offer a range of benefits and programs to meet employee needs, based on eligibility. These benefits include comprehensive health care coverage, on-site health and wellness centers, a retirement savings plan, backup childcare, tuition reimbursement, mental health support, financial coaching and more. Additional details about total compensation and benefits will be provided during the hiring process.

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. We also make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as mental health or physical disability needs. Visit our FAQs for more information about requesting an accommodation.

JPMorgan Chase is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Veterans

About The Team

Our professionals in our Corporate Functions cover a diverse range of areas from finance and risk to human resources and marketing. Our corporate teams are an essential part of our company, ensuring that we’re setting our businesses, clients, customers and employees up for success.

With large, global operations, the Legal team tackles complex issues and helps shape the regulations that affect the businesses. The group is organized into practice groups that align with the lines of business and corporate staff areas, which encourages collaboration on legal, regulatory and business developments as they arise.