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Debt Capital Markets Syndicated and Leveraged Lending Attorney - Vice President/Assistant General Counsel

Posted Jul 04
Full Time
New York

Job Description

Become a trusted advisor to our Bankers in Debt Capital Markets (“DCM”) and other related businesses within the Commercial and Investment Bank (“CIB”), together with our Credit Risk executives, as we collaborate in keeping our businesses on the cutting edge in a safe and sound manner.

As a Debt Capital Markets Syndicated and Leveraged Lending Attorney - Vice President, Assistant General Counsel within our DCM Lending Legal team, you will provide general and transactional legal advice to businesses within the CIB on a range of lending and syndication related products, structures and issues, including, in connection with leveraged, investment grade and direct lending, club lending and staple financing, both domestic and cross-border. You will also leverage your legal knowledge to help coordinate the legal team’s role in supporting and advising on all significant business, controls and compliance initiatives, as well as various cross-line of business projects. If you are intellectually curious and have a passion for finding solutions across a large organization you may be the perfect fit for our team.

The Legal Department at JPMorgan Chase & Co. manages legal risks, advises on a variety of matters, products and services and interprets laws and regulations that impact the firm. 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 and advise the North America DCM lending business with respect to commercial lending transactions, including large syndicated credit facilities (leveraged and investment grade), direct lending and club-deal lending facilities
  • Advise, structure and work with outside counsel on the documentation related to the above commercial lending transactions
  • Advise the business in connection with the development of new products, and with respect to marketing, regulatory and related issues impacting financial institutions operating in a multi-state and international environment, and provide training to the business
  • Prepare and update standard forms and procedures and manage outside counsel relationships
  • Partner with Credit Risk, Operations and Compliance colleagues regarding potential transactional, operational and regulatory risk and control issues and the applicability of federal and state law and regulation to the business

Required Qualifications, Capabilities, And Skills


  • At least 5 years of relevant lending/finance transactional experience at a law firm and/or in-house legal department at a large bank or other financial services company with demonstrated experience managing increasingly complex matters
  • Background in secured lending and syndicated leveraged finance, including up to date working knowledge of UCC Articles 8 and 9
  • Ability to prioritize work in a fast moving environment, manage a large number of issues at one time, and interact with senior and executive management
  • Self-starter with strong analytical and collaborative skills; adaptability and ability to apply existing skills to unfamiliar subject matter areas
  • Licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in the jurisdiction where the role will be located prior to commencement of employment or otherwise in compliance with the in-house counsel registration rules of such jurisdiction

Preferred Qualifications, Capabilities, And Skills


  • Experience in U.S. bankruptcy/debtor-creditor, loan trading, securities laws and major bank regulatory provisions such as Regulation W, Regulation U and bank anti-tying rules
  • Demonstrated problem solving and project management skills, judgment and character

All candidates for roles in the Legal department must 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.