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Assistant General Counsel – Intellectual Property Legal Team, Vice President

Posted Jun 01
Full Time
On Site
Chicago, Illinois

Job Description

As an Assistant General Counsel Vice President on the Technology and Intellectual Property Legal Team, you will have the opportunity to work at the intersection of tech and finance. You will be part of a fast-paced business with an ambitious technology agenda, and this role offers the opportunity to collaborate, innovate, and provide strategic advice.

The Technology and Intellectual Property Legal Team, which is a part of the Corporate Legal Department, provides legal support to the firm’s technology organization globally, across all lines of business, corporate functions, and regions. The Team provides primary legal coverage in the areas of Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, Cloud, Data Management, Technology Transactions, Outsourcing, SaaS and Licensing Agreements, and other emerging technologies including quantum computing and artificial intelligence/machine learning. The Team also supports many of the firm’s most innovative and cutting edge initiatives, including new products and services, the acquisition of all technology services, research and development, and external partnerships and collaborations.

Job Responsibilities


  • Assist with patent prosecution, including processing invention disclosures, determining an appropriate IP protection strategy, working with outside counsel to draft and prosecute patent applications that accurately protect inventions
  • Partner with the business and other legal experts of the Technology and Intellectual Property Legal Team to structure and negotiate IP terms in strategic technology agreements with vendors, partners, and other third parties
  • Conduct due diligence reviews of all IP-related documents in acquisition and investment transactions in coordination with outside counsel to identify and understand IP risks in proposed transactions, and participate in periodic project discussions with key stakeholders and other legal counterparts to track due diligence findings
  • Provide advisory and transactional support to business and technology stakeholders on IP legal risks in connection with proposed transactions, including an evaluation of potential mitigants available to lower identified IP risks
  • Review, interpret, and analyze IP agreements, advising clients and partners on IP rights and responsibilities related to those agreements, including in light of JPMorgan Chase policies and regulatory guidance
  • Assist with IP litigation and copyright issues
  • Structure and negotiate transaction documents for mergers, acquisitions, and strategic investments across all of the JPMC lines of business, including Stock Purchase Agreements, Merger Agreements, Acquisition Agreements, disclosure schedules, side letters, and other related transaction documents

Required Qualifications, Capabilities, And Skills


  • 6+ years of relevant intellectual property experience in a law firm or corporate law department.
  • Significant experience handling patent prosecution
  • Substantial experience in drafting and negotiating IP provisions in various technology agreements, including IP licenses, software licenses, SaaS agreements, technology transfer agreements, consulting, professional, and other complex global technology agreements
  • Substantial experience in handling IP-related due diligence and negotiating IP provisions in M&A/Strategic Investment transaction documents
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong business judgment and strategic thinking
  • Proven ability to independently identify issues, analyze problems, and provide viable solutions
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with all levels of personnel and management, including senior executives
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure, handle deadlines, and manage multiple tasks in a high performance environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build consensus across a global matrix organization

Preferred Qualifications, Capabilities, And Skills


  • In-house experience in the financial services industry or technology industry


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.