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Strategic Transaction and Partnership Attorney - Vice President, Assistant General Council



Legal, Sales & Business Development
Jersey City, NJ, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

Job Description

Strategic Transactions Legal negotiates some of Consumer & Community Banking (CCB) most exciting strategic partnerships. We are looking for a talented transactional attorney, trusted legal advisor, and leader to manage a team driving this critical work.

As a Strategic Transaction and Partnership Attorney - Vice President, Assistant General Counsel within our Card Services team, you will providing legal counsel on a variety of strategic deals across the bank’s Consumer & Community Banking (“CCB”) businesses. The primary responsibilities of the role will include drafting and negotiating agreements, such as card benefits and marketing arrangements, digital integrations, co-brand card partnerships, and other types of broad-based strategic partnership agreements with household names. The role will provide the opportunity for significant cross-functional and cross-legal department collaboration and require the delivery of timely, clear, and pragmatic legal advice to the business. This position provides an excellent opportunity for a candidate to build an exciting career in a leading global financial services firm and to play a key part in building and bringing to market new benefits and partnerships.

The Legal Department at JPMorgan Chase & Co. manages legal and other risks, advises on products and services, interprets laws and regulations that impact the firm, and advises the firm on other matters. 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

  • Draft and negotiate agreements for key CCB strategic partnerships and engagements.
  • Provide strategic, commercially pragmatic, and transparent advice to business partners.
  • Provide ongoing support and assistance to business partners, other legal teams and functional partners as to contract interpretation.
  • Provide early stage “seat at the table” strategy and pre-term sheet legal support, including issue-spotting, researching, and appropriately escalating risks and concerns that may exist with any potential deal type.
  • Participate in cross line of business initiatives.
  • Manage external counsel on discrete deals (as much of the work is done in-house as possible).

Required qualifications, capabilities and skills

  • Licensed attorney with at least 5 years of legal experience.
  • On-point transactional experience with strong technical drafting skills.
  • The ability to stay calm when the pressure is on and the confidence to be outspoken when necessary while maintaining a good sense of humor.
  • Entrepreneurial, business-minded, and a creative problem solver.
  • The ability to see past the question, understand the wider strategy, and think tactically to get to the best result for all parties.
  • The ability to pivot between priorities and have the perseverance and patience to see a matter through to completion.

Preferred qualification, capabilities, and skills

  • Prior in-house experience, financial services experience, and/or experience with technology/digital transactions and partnership agreements would be a significant plus.

All candidates for roles in the Legal department must be licensed to practice law in the country of employment and successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment.