• VP, Assistant General Counsel - Commercial Banking (Syndicated Lending/Other Banking Products)

    JPMorgan Chase New York, NY 10176

    Job #2189356643

  • The Commercial Banking Legal team is seeking an attorney experienced in syndicated financing and other lending matters, with interest in learning other aspects of legal support of traditional banking services. The position will be based in New York, NY, Jersey City, NJ, Chicago, IL or Plano, TX.

    You will be part of a team supporting Corporate Client Banking/Specialized Industries (CCBSI), and report to the Practice Group Head for this unit. CCBSI is one of the main sub-lines of business (LOBs) within JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC)'s Commercial Banking (CB) line of business, providing U.S.-based clients and a growing list of non-U.S. based clients in 15+ countries with US$500 million-$2+billlion in annual revenue with JPMC's full suite of financial services, including credit, payments, and investment banking services. At $3.51 billion of annual 2021 revenue, CCBSI generated 35% of Commercial Banking's total annual 2021 revenue. Client industry specialties within CCBSI include technology; sports and advertising; entertainment; oil & gas exploration, production and service companies; domestic banks, specialty finance, mortgage warehouse finance, insurance and other financial institutions; healthcare, real estate and power and utilities.

    In addition to supporting clients on traditional banking matters and transactions, you will have the opportunity to become familiar with deposit and cash management products, regulatory and compliance issues affecting financial institutions and new developments, products and players in financial services (e.g., fintechs, big techs, new payments systems, blockchain, AI, quantum computing, data use and protection, cybersecurity, etc.) and their impact to CCBSI and its clients, and be the Legal representative for CCBSI and/or CB on broader projects.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Provide transaction support, including analysis and advice on structural and risk issues and review and negotiation of credit and collateral documentation; drafting, review and negotiation of confidentiality agreements, guarantees, collateral assignments of deposit accounts, advised line documents, fee letters, engagement letters, term sheets, and commitment letters; tailoring of standard bank loan documentation forms; indicative term sheets and other proposals; amendments and waivers, etc., and advising underwriters on various credit agreement issues

    • Counsel bankers on structuring and documenting a variety of credit and banking transactions.

    • Development and updating and/or participating in development and updating of standard bank loan documentation forms

    • Coordination within CB and with Corporate & Investment Bank Legal on assorted credit & lending topics and policy and/or documentation development

    • Involvement (with relevant team members and/or internal SMEs) in other transactional, negotiation, legal or compliance issues affecting your client base (e.g., regarding deposit and cash management products, loan administrative issues, regulatory issues, errors or disputes, etc.)

    • Participation in internal projects, often cross-CB or cross-LOB, to streamline operations, create efficiencies and/or improve the client experience

    • Participation in JPMC initiatives on diversity, equity and inclusion as well as environmental, social and governance topics

    • Training of internal constituencies (e.g. bankers, credit, service) on legal issues

    • Outside counsel management and communications on JPMC credit documentation issues, procedures and changes; law firm conflict waivers

    Qualifications: You should possess:

    • J.D. degree and be a licensed attorney in good standing (New York, Illinois and/or Texas strongly preferred) with at least 5 years' experience.

    • A general knowledge of and experience with credit and lending issues, transactions and documentation (especially syndicated credit transactions).

    • The ability to establish ongoing relationships and partner across business lines to deliver appropriate and consistent solutions.

    • Excellent skills in communicating with clients and prospects, internal colleagues and external counsel and other lenders, administrative agents, creditors, etc., and in negotiating with any of these constituencies when necessary.

    • A proven ability to operate in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment and an up-beat, "can-do" attitude and willingness to meet challenges head-on.

    JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world's 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.

    The health and safety of our colleagues, candidates, clients and communities has been a top priority in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. JPMorgan Chase was awarded the "WELL Health-Safety Rating" for all of our 6,200 locations globally based on our operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment.

    As a part of our commitment to health and safety, we have implemented various COVID-related health and safety requirements for our workforce. Employees are expected to follow the Firm's current COVID-19 or other infectious disease health and safety requirements, including local requirements. Requirements include sharing information including your vaccine card in the firm's vaccine record tool, and may include mask wearing. Requirements may change in the future with the evolving public health landscape. JPMorgan Chase will consider accommodation requests as required by applicable law.

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