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Corporate – Legal – Litigator – Vice President - London

Job Description

Litigation lawyer
The JPMorgan Chase legal Department advises the JPMorgan Chase business areas around the world. This role is for a litigation lawyer who will form part of the EMEA Litigation group, covering all of the business areas within the Bank.
The successful candidate will be a part of the EMEA Litigation team and will work with the business units and line of business lawyers in dealing with potentially contentious matters, pre-litigation advice, contentious restructurings and distressed situations, litigation and arbitration and contentious regulatory matters and investigations in the EMEA region.
Essential Functions:
  • Advising on litigation and disputes, either as stand alone matters with the relevant line of business lawyer or as part of a wider team including outside Counsel.  
  • Instructing outside Counsel including managing the dispute resolution process, reviewing draft documents and discussing strategy.
  • Dealing with regulatory enquiries in conjunction with the Compliance Department.
  • Reporting to and briefing senior members of the business and the legal department in both EMEA and the United States, including giving updates and providing advice.
  • Advising the business on handling client complaints and disputes which may arise pre-litigation.
  • Assisting with queries from the business on transactions including on jurisdiction clauses, indemnity clauses and wider concerns re.potential disputes.
  • Updating reports and internal databases as necessary regarding current disputes.
Experience Required: 
  • PQE from a law firm with banking litigation experience, or equivalent experience with a legal department of a large financial institution.  Experience of running cases with limited supervision as well as managing a small team is preferred.
  • Insolvency experience, contentious regulatory experience
  • Fluency in other European languages would be an advantage.
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent.
Personal Attributes Required:
  • Excellent relationship management and people skills – ability to get along with a broad mix of people and personality styles.  Able to form and maintain strong working relationships within Legal and with clients, and ability to work well within a team environment.
  • Ability to provide firm guidance on complex and sensitive issues with the appropriate balance of commercial risk.
  • Excellent drafting skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and a flexible attitude to work and colleague coverage.
  • Strategic thinker with good business understanding and excellent analytical skills with due attention to detail.
  • Ability to think on feet, multitask and prioritise. Capable of working independently and efficiently.
  • The confidence and gravitas to advise senior management and influence individuals within the organisation.  A confident presenter.
  • The ability to recognise and manage challenge from internal clients.
  • Ability to respond to business issues with workable solutions often under critical time pressure.
About J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank
J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $18 trillion of assets under custody and $393 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world.  Further information about J.P. Morgan is available at
JPMorgan Chase & Co. offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Req #: 160038888
Location: London, ENG GB
Job Category: Legal
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: 3500 Pound Sterling (GBP)

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