Assistant General Counsel - VP- Capital Markets at JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in New York, New York

Posted in General Business 11 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets in excess of $2 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity.

The JPMorgan Chase Legal Department is responsible for providing comprehensive legal services to the Firm and is organized by practice groups that generally align with the Firm's lines of business and corporate staff areas. This structure encourages legal teams and businesses and staff areas to discuss legal, regulatory and business developments effectively and in a timely manner.

If you're interested in working in an environment where leadership, excellence, integrity and diversity are among our core principles, explore the opportunities at JPMorgan Chase.

We are currently hiring a Vice President, Assistant General Counsel in the Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB) - Banking, Capital Markets, Wholesale Lending & Research group. The position will include responsibility for providing advisory support primarily for the CIB Equity Capital Markets and Debt Capital Markets teams, as well as secondary coverage for M&A and Investment Banking Coverage. This position is located in the CIB Legal Department in New York (mid-town). Responsibilities will include drafting, negotiating and advising on the full range of documentation relating to Capital Markets and M&A advisory work (including underwriting documentation, private placement and M&A engagement letters, fairness opinions, consent letters, transactional proxy disclosure and confidentiality agreements). The role will also include providing advice to the ECM/DCM Capital Markets, as well as M&A Advisory and Investment Banking Coverage Groups, on a wide variety of related legal, conflicts and litigation risk mitigation issues. You will work both independently and with colleagues across the Firm's global Legal Department and you will manage, and supervise, external counsel engaged in related assignments. You will join a successful, well established global team of professionals, and work with one of the premier investment banks in the country and the world.


The required qualifications are:

  • 4+ years experience, including extensive Capital Markets transactional background, contract drafting and negotiation work. M&A experience is also a strong plus. Prior experience working for or representing a full service investment bank (on Capital Markets, M&A or other transactional assignments).
  • Solid knowledge of the U.S. securities laws applicable to public and private offerings of securities. Extensive experience with SEC-registered and Rule 144A offerings for equity, equity-linked, high yield and high grade issuers.
  • Experience with drafting and reviewing prospectuses/offering memoranda, underwriting agreements, indentures and other engagement documentation.
  • Familiarity with securities counsel opinions, comfort letters and related accounting issues.
  • Familiarity with recent landmark Delaware case law relating to M&A litigation a plus.
  • Other relevant experience (helpful but not required): Latin American offerings and other cross-border securities offerings, SEC reporting and corporate governance. Prior experience with conflicts management also helpful but not mandatory.
  • Law school degree (JD) and admission to NY bar required.
  • Excellent drafting skills, strong attention to detail
  • Polished verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively communicate complex legal issues to senior managers or executives; strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently on transactions and projects.
  • Team player, confident and proactive.
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 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. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

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