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 has number of key operations to meet our obligations to various regulatory oversight and investigative bodies as necessary. Within the Legal Department, the Office of the Secretary ("OTS") partners with senior management, control groups, lines of business and corporate units to promote effective governance of the Firm, its branches, subsidiaries, and affiliates. OTS also works closely with the Firm's Board of Directors and is responsible for the coordination of Board meetings and materials.
We are seeking an attorney to join the Subsidiary Corporate Governance team of the Americas. The role supports all matters relating to subsidiary corporate governance and processes in the Americas.
The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Managing OTS' central utility for responding to firm wide inquiries and requests relating to corporate governance responsibilities, legal entity related matters, board related matters and other matters;
- Assisting with managing the Firm's subsidiary legal entities from a corporate secretary and governance perspective, including subsidiary board meetings, as well as drafting materials for Board meetings including agendas, resolutions, consents, executive summaries and talking points, and minutes;
- Assisting with the Firm's process around signing authorities for legal entities, including the appointment of officers, issuing delegations of authority, drafting powers of attorney or other means to obtain signing authority, and the issuance of incumbency certificates;
- Performing corporate governance legal research and analysis of state and federal corporate laws, drafting memoranda, conducting research in minute books and otherwise on legal entity history;
- Execution of actions to ensure compliance with relevant regulatory requirements, such as making subsidiary corporate filings with state Secretaries of State including annual reports, qualifications, and withdrawals; and
- Assist in other special projects, such as legal entity mergers, dissolutions and capital actions, as may be assigned from time to time.
- 2-3 years of legal experience
- Corporate governance experience highly preferred
- Familiarity with Delaware and New York corporate law highly preferred
- Banking or regulatory experience is helpful, but not required
- Familiarity with legal entity database tools is helpful, but not required
- JD or equivalent law degree required
- Attorney must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in the state/ jurisdiction in which the position is based or otherwise in compliance with the in-house counsel registration rules of that state/jurisdiction
- All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment
Required Skills and Qualifications
- Superior written and oral communications skills, and excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to work with business and legal colleagues across all levels and regions
- Demonstrated ability to approach issues with both a rigorous attention to detail and a big picture strategic focus
- Proven record of prioritizing multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
- High level of integrity with strong decision making skills
J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, providing strategic advice and products to the world's most prominent corporations, governments, wealthy individuals and institutional investors. Our first-class business in a first-class way approach to serving clients drives everything we do. We strive to build trusted, long-term partnerships to help our clients achieve their business objectives.
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.