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JPMorgan Chase VP, Assistant General Counsel - Corporate Responsibility Legal in Washington, District Of Columbia

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com .

The Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase is responsible for the provision of legal services to the Firm and is organized by Practice Groups that conform to the organization of the Firm's lines of business and corporate staff areas. This structure encourages legal teams to communicate legal and regulatory changes to the businesses and staff areas and for the lines of business and staff areas to communicate business developments that have legal or regulatory implications to the legal teams in a timely manner.

JPMorgan Chase's Legal Department is seeking a candidate with experience with tax-exempt organizations to serve as a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Corporate Responsibility (CR) based in Washington, DC. The CR Law team advises the CR Department on charitable giving, grant-making, non-profit governance, impact investing, research and policy, communications and sustainability.

The CR Department is responsible for the development and implementation of the Firm's corporate responsibility agenda by crafting goals, policies and initiatives that align with and support the Firm's business strategies, reflect our values and support the communities where we do business. CR includes the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Impact Finance, Research & Policy and Sustainable Finance. Our programs seek to address key drivers of economic inequality experienced by vulnerable populations around the globe through four key focus areas: Community Development, Jobs and Skills, Financial Capability, and Small Business. Please visit JPMorgan Chase & Co. Corporate Responsibility for more information.

Responsibilities

  • Support the provision of legal advice and transactional support to CR

  • Advise on domestic and international grant-making and ensure compliance with tax laws and regulations applicable to private foundations and other 501(c)(3) organizations (expenditure responsibility, foreign charity equivalency determinations, self-dealing and private benefit analysis, etc.)

  • Draft, review and negotiate grant agreements, sponsorship agreements, services agreements and other contracts

  • Review, recommend and implement compliance with internal policies and procedures

  • Analyze regulatory and legislative developments impacting philanthropic giving, including advice regarding implementation

  • Provide advice and counsel on corporate governance matters

  • Advise on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters, including impact investing and sustainability

  • Review external communications (press releases, website content, sponsored content) and reports

  • Advise on the workplace giving program, which supports employee charitable giving

  • Liaise with the CR Grants Management team and other business representatives as well as lawyers in the Legal Department

Qualifications

  • JD. Candidates must be in compliance with all relevant licensing requirements including the requirements of the jurisdiction where the role will be located

  • At least 5 years of experience practicing at a law firm or in-house legal department

  • Experience in the laws that govern non-profits, including charitable organizations

  • Experience with ESG and impact investing a plus

  • Familiarity with a broad range of federal and state legal issues in the exempt organizations field, including grant-making, charitable contributions, governance, commercial co-ventures and tax

  • Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including for advising senior management of risk, challenges and solutions

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative, to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, and to work under deadlines and changing priorities in a high performance environment

  • Ability to effectively navigate a large, complex organization

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team of legal and other professionals, within the Legal Department and across functions

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.

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