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Executive Director, Assistant General Counsel, Chase Wealth Management

Job Description

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets 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 Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase is responsible for the provision of legal services to the Corporation and is organized by Practice Groups that conform to the organization of the Firm’s lines of business and corporate staff areas.  This structure encourages legal teams to communicate legal and regulatory changes to the businesses and staff areas and for the lines of business and staff areas to communicate business developments that have legal or regulatory implications to the legal teams in a timely manner.
Chase’s Consumer Banking and Wealth Management line of business operates in approximately 5,400 branches and provides financial services to roughly 24 million households across 23 states.  We are a leading bank in our key markets and provide deposit and wealth management solutions to consumers, including affluent consumers in Chase Private Client, through branch, phone and internet channels. 
JPMorgan Chase is seeking talented candidates for a position in the Legal & Compliance Department as an Associate General Counsel for Consumer Banking and Wealth Management with responsibility for providing and overseeing the primary legal support for the wealth management business.  The position is located in New York, NY.  The Associate General Counsel will report directly to the General Counsel for Consumer & Business Banking with additional responsibility to the Head of Consumer Branch Banking & Wealth Management and the Head of Investment Supervision & Product Specialists.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Leading a team of four attorneys who provide the dedicated legal support for the Wealth Management business, with additional responsibility for attorneys providing matrixed support, including with respect to investment product development, marketing initiatives, systems projects, regulatory matters and operational issues.
  • Advising senior management on wealth management-related operating matters and strategic initiatives.
  • Representing the business with clients, regulators, vendors and others, as appropriate.
  • Coordinate and oversee cross-line of business projects with clients in and colleagues supporting the Asset Management business and JPMorgan Securities LLC, the firm’s registered broker dealer.
  • Coordinating and overseeing work conducted by external legal counsel on various matters relating to Wealth Management operations.
In addition, the position sits on the management team for the Consumer & Business Banking Legal group and in that capacity will
  • Work with colleagues and the Consumer & Business Banking General Counsel in setting the group’s direction and plans.
  • Partner with other Legal Department colleagues to ensure comprehensive, effective and efficient legal and compliance support for the wealth management business.
  • Escalate issues as appropriate and share situations, concerns and ideas with senior business leaders and the Consumer & Business Banking Legal team.
In addition to the requisite legal credentials and experience, candidates should possess:
  • At least 15 years 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 and management issues
  • A JD Degree and NY Bar membership
  • Experience collaborating on a broad range of business strategies and issues with senior management and a reputation for providing executive-level, valued, and independent counsel and judgment
  • The strategic vision to anticipate legal issues for different businesses and business models
  • A strong understanding of industry-wide best practices as well as regulatory expectations for large financial institutions
  • The proven ability to lead, manage, and pull teams together to drive change and collaboration across a variety of functional areas
  • The ability to prioritize work, manage a large number of issues at one time, and interact with senior and executive management
  • The ability to understand the business needs and partner with the businesses and other parts of the legal department to create solutions
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills consistent with an executive-level position
  • Expert knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment in which consumer-facing broker-dealers and advisors operate including interacting and negotiating with the SEC, FINRA and other regulators on policy issues, with respect to examinations and otherwise
  • Demonstrated leadership, problem solving and project management skills, judgment and character
  • Experience with issues unique to bank-based investment and advisory programs
Req #: 160023742
Location: New York, NY US
Job Category: Legal
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: US Dollar (USD)

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