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Credit Trading Attorney – Vice President, Assistant General Counsel

Posted May 01
Full Time
New York

Job Description

Join a successful, versatile, well-established legal team that supports a range of products and asset classes within North America Credit Trading (and the Commercial & Investment Bank more generally), and collaborates daily with banking, markets, regulatory and other lawyers across JPMorgan’s legal department, as well as compliance, risk, conflicts and operations partners. If you are intellectually curious and have a passion for driving solutions you may be the perfect fit for our team.

As a Credit Trading Attorney – Vice President, Assistant General Counsel within our Credit Trading Legal Team, you will support the Commercial & Investment Bank’s Credit Solutions business and other products within North America Credit Trading. You will partner with the Credit Trading business on structuring bespoke alternative credit solutions, receivable puts, and bankruptcy claims trades for clients; draft and negotiate transaction documentation; and advise on regulatory, bankruptcy and risk matters. You will also support the distressed trading business, advising our analysts and traders throughout the restructuring life cycle, and will have the opportunity to partner with Credit Trading on structuring its growing financing business.

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

  • Primary legal coverage responsibility for North America Credit Trading’s Credit Solutions business
  • General legal coverage for North America Credit Trading business, including providing legal advice on structuring alternative credit solutions, receivable puts, financing structures and bankruptcy claims trades
  • Advise distressed trading business throughout the restructuring life cycle, such as drafting for transfers of debt and equity, and reviewing plan and restructuring support agreements
  • Advice Credit Trading business on relevant regulatory matters
  • Drafting and negotiating transaction documentation
  • Advising on regulatory, bankruptcy and risk matters.

Required Qualifications, Capabilities, And Skills

  • Six to eight years of finance and/or bankruptcy experience at a law firm or financial institution
  • Knowledge of credit markets and/or trading businesses and documentation
  • Excellent business sense and communication skills; ability to partner with the front office and other functions in finding legal solutions to business goals
  • Proven ability to work independently and proactively, and multitask under pressure
  • Proven ability to draft quickly, precisely and comprehensively
  • Desire to stretch into new or unfamiliar products or asset classes in support of the business, and ability to independently leverage and navigate internal and external resources while doing so
  • 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 be licensed to practice law in the country of employment and successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment.

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.