AVP, Senior Counsel – Merchant Services | JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. | Plano, TX

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  • Post Date : November 19, 2020
  • Apply Before : December 19, 2020
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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.

We are currently searching for a Senior Counsel to support JPMorgan’s U.S. Wholesale Payments business, which is part of the Corporate and Investment Bank and is one of the world’s largest providers of cash management, merchant services, commercial card, liquidity and escrow services . The position will be located in Plano, Texas. The role will be heavily focused on transactional work while still involving a wide range of general business legal work . You will join a successful, well established team of professionals, and will be provided with training and continued on the job support when needed.


  • Negotiating and drafting material customer contracts.
  • Coordinating with Legal Department members in other lines of business on a variety of legal, regulatory and business matters that may impact the business.
  • Working closely with control and compliance officers that support Wholesale Payments.
  • Advising business leaders on legal and business risks relating to customer support, sales, various marketing channels, product development, marketing, credit and risk, business initiatives and other matters.
  • Counseling and advising the business team on legal, strategic and tactical issues relating to their business.
  • Collaborating with other functional partners to ensure appropriate awareness and escalation of issues as they arise while being sensitive to confidentiality restrictions.
  • Participating in cross line of business initiatives/practice groups as a subject matter expert on issues like JPMC’s ability to make use of certain types of data under the contract terms negotiated with partners.


In addition to the requisite legal credentials and experience, candidates should possess:

  • Approximately 3-5 years of experience in a law firm or in-house
  • Attorney must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in 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
  • Strong legal and technical drafting skills
  • Transactional and negotiating experience
  • A proven ability to comfortably operate in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
  • The confidence to be outspoken when necessary
  • Ability to find simple, workable solutions to complex problems.
  • The perseverance and patience necessary to work through ambiguity and see a matter through to completion
  • The ability to see past the question and understand the wider strategy
  • The ability to think tactically to get to the best result for all parties
  • Ability and willingness to engage at a granular level on matters requiring long-term focus on complex commercial transactions.
  • Prior in-house experience and/or experience with financial services transactions would be a significant plus

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans

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