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Global Shares, Assistant General Counsel, Vice President/ Executive Director

Posted May 22
Full Time
New York

Job Description

The professionals in JPMorgan’s 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.

Job Description

JPMorgan’s Legal team seeks an experienced attorney to be Global Shares’ Advisory Lead for North America. Founded in 2005 and acquired by JPMorgan in 2022, Global Shares is a leading provider of share plan administration services. Global Shares’ employee ownership solutions cater to corporates worldwide, and Global Shares has an expansive client base that range from early-stage start-ups to mature multinational public corporations. This is an exciting opportunity to provide general legal coverage of a growing business. The successful candidate will provide strategic legal advice on Global Shares’ corporate share plan administration services, focused primarily on employee share plan arrangements for corporate clients and participants in North America and across the globe. The candidate will be part of an international legal team and work with colleagues across Europe and Asia, as well.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide legal advice to business partners, including senior level management and directors of the Global Shares Group, regarding strategic legal questions;
  • Act as a trusted advisor to business partners, advising on share plan administration law and regulation relevant to both corporate clients and participants;
  • Help the business provide a first class service to corporate clients and their employees, focused on legal risk management and problem-solving;
  • Understand operational aspects of client service, including how individualized services are structured for the relationship, as well as services for participants;
  • Advise on communications with regulators, working with Global Share management and other functions such as Compliance as required;
  • Help to monitor relevant legislation and regulations affecting Global Shares, engaging with Compliance and Risk Management to analyze the requirements of new laws and regulations impacting the business;
  • Work closely with colleagues in different locations in Europe and other regions, both business representatives and control functions such as Compliance and Risk Management, where required.

Required Qualifications, Skills And Capabilities

  • The successful candidate will have at least 6 years of post-qualification experience, ideally gained with a top law firm and in the legal department of a top tier institution.
  • Experience negotiating commercial contracts directly with clients or counterparties, ideally obtained as in-house counsel for a company; effective communication and presentation skills and a consistent track record of effective client relations, demonstrating strong influencing and partnerships skills.
  • Familiarity with the legal and regulatory frameworks governing financial products and services in the United States would be a strong advantage, e.g., broker-dealer regulations and privacy regulations.
  • Creative problem-solving skills; an ability to translate complex legal concepts into practical solutions.
  • Excellent judgement and decision-making skills, in particular the ability to identify legal risk and direct both the business and external counsel to key issues.
  • An understanding of the operation of employee share plans and trust structures would be an advantage.


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

J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management delivers industry-leading investment management and private banking solutions. Asset Management provides individuals, advisors and institutions with strategies and expertise that span the full spectrum of asset classes through our global network of investment professionals. Wealth Management helps individuals, families and foundations take a more intentional approach to their wealth or finances to better define, focus and realize their goals.