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Assistant General Counsel

Company: JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Location: Newark
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase & Co. provides legal services and advice to the Firm globally. Legal is responsible for, among other things:

managing actual and potential litigation and enforcement matters, including internal reviews and investigations related to such matters

advising on products and services, including contract negotiation and documentation

advising on offering and marketing documents and new business initiatives

managing dispute resolution

interpreting existing laws, rules and regulations, and advising on changes thereto

advising on advocacy in connection with contemplated and proposed laws, rules and regulations, and

providing legal advice to the Board of Directors, the business and functions. Legal selects, engages and manages outside counsel for the Firm on all matters in which outside counsel is engaged.

This Assistant General Counsel will be the primary point of contact for document retention and collection; document review management, including selection and oversight of document hosting and review vendors; and general discovery project management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Acts as the primary point-of-contact for legal teams, advising and coordinating discovery activities.
  • Manages the day-to-day case details throughout the discovery life cycle among all the collaborating parties, including the firms internal attorneys, outside counsel, vendors and firm's internal discovery IT group.
  • Conducts early matter outreach, discovery planning, budgeting, custodian scoping, tracking, status reporting, managing to timelines and overseeing production requests.
  • Coordinates case team status conference calls, creates agendas, and meeting minutes.
  • Communicates issues to case team, manages expectations and tracks to resolution.
  • Develops a strong understanding of JPMC data sources and discovery process, including processing.
  • Manages document review on a matter level, working closely with in-house and outside counsel, document review vendors, and internal case management personnel in creating and executing discovery plans.
  • Collaborates with internal counsel on high priority matters by conducting key searches, analysing and reviewing documents, and providing summaries of critical communications and chronologies.
  • Coordinates reviews with counsel to ensure that case goals are achieved, including leveraging reporting/metrics to track and manage document reviews.
  • Collaborates with legal teams on standard review protocols and review strategies.
  • Consults with case teams to leverage and integrate technology within review process.
  • Actively participates in strategic initiatives for the legal discovery management team.


  • J.D. from an accredited law school as well as at least 5 years of practice experience.
  • 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.
  • Previous discovery experience at a consulting firm, discovery vendor, or top tier law firm strongly preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize work and effectively manage a large case load.
  • Deep understanding of discovery review platforms.
  • Experience with Technology Assisted Review (TAR) tools, workflows, and strategies.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to track multiple workstreams.
  • Exceptional analytical, time management, interpersonal, and problem solving skills.
  • Superior presentation skills required to provide status to key audiences in a concise, informative, and timely manner.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment.
JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the worlds 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans Our professionals in our Corporate Functions cover a diverse range of areas from finance and risk to human resources and marketing. Our corporate teams are an essential part of our company, ensuring that were setting our businesses, clients, customers and employees up for success.
With large, global operations, the Legal team tackles complex issues and helps shape the regulations that affect the businesses. The group is organized into practice groups that align with the lines of business and corporate staff areas, which encourages collaboration on legal, regulatory and business developments as they arise.

Keywords: JPMorgan Chase & Co., Newark , Assistant General Counsel, Other , Newark, Delaware

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