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Corporate Responsibility Attorney - Vice President, Assistant General Counsel

Posted May 22
Full Time
Washington, District Of Columbia

Job Description

Help the largest bank in the United States give back to communities around the globe through corporate philanthropy as it navigates emerging and complex environmental, sustainability & governance (ESG) matters.

As a Corporate Responsibility Attorney – Vice President, Assistant General Counsel within our Corporate Legal group, you will be part of a team that advises the Corporate Responsibility Department on charitable giving, grant making, non-profit governance, impact investing and other environmental, sustainability & governance (ESG) matters. You will leverage your knowledge of tax-exempt organizations and contract drafting/negotiation skills to further the development and implementation of JPMorgan’s corporate responsibility agenda by providing day-to-day legal coverage for the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Global Philanthropy, Impact Finance, and the Policy Center teams. If you are intellectually curious and have a passion for corporate philanthropy you may be the perfect fit for our team.

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

  • Support the provision of legal advice and transactional support to Corporate Responsibility
  • Advise on domestic and international grant making and compliance with tax laws and regulations applicable to private foundations and other 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Draft, review and negotiate grant agreements, sponsorship agreements, services agreements and other contracts
  • Advise on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters, including impact investing and reporting
  • Support the development and implementation of policies, procedures and controls related to Corporate Responsibility activities
  • Review Corporate Responsibility and ESG-related external communications (press releases, website content, sponsored content), publications, and research reports
  • Analyze regulatory and legislative developments impacting philanthropic giving and ESG, including advice regarding implementation

Required Qualifications, Capabilities, And Skills

  • At least 3 years of experience practicing at a law firm, in-house legal department or government agency
  • Experience advising on federal and state laws governing tax-exempt organizations, including private foundations
  • Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills
  • Experience reviewing and advising on public communications, including research reports and policy publications
  • Familiarity with issues related to ESG, including impact investing and reporting
  • Knowledge of industry standards/best practices for corporate governance and risk management
  • Ability to effectively navigate a large, complex organization

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.