Vice President, Assistant General Counsel – Blockchain-based Payments – Corporate & Investment Bank

at JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Published May 23, 2023
Location New York, NY
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


The Corporate & Investment Bank Digital Assets Legal team, part of the J.P. Morgan Payments Legal team, is seeking a new member to support coverage of cutting-edge blockchain-based payments initiatives such as deposit tokens, programmability, and more. The J.P. Morgan Payments Legal team supports the J.P. Morgan Payments business, which is part of the Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB) and is one of the world's largest providers of cash management, liquidity and escrow services. The CIB Digital Assets Legal team advises and supports the Financial Institution (FI) Payments, Digital Channels and Onyx by J.P. Morgan businesses, and provides comprehensive and coordinated legal coverage on the use of blockchain and cryptoassets across CIB. As a member of the CIB Digital Assets Legal team, you will work collaboratively with others to lead strategic legal support for Coin Systems (part of Onyx by J.P. Morgan) and related Payments initiatives, focused primarily on blockchain-based payments products. You will advise on a wide range of regulatory and legal issues, as well as daily business support and documentation issues, as they relate to these coverage areas. You will join a successful, well established team of professionals, and will be provided with continuous training and on the job support when needed. Job responsibilities: Provide and coordinate legal advice across complex issues for the products that you support and in connection with the development and implementation of innovative product solutions Collaborate with global business teams and legal/compliance colleagues and other control functions in each of our regions to address and resolve complex issues Primary Legal coverage for the Coin Systems business, including in relation to blockchain deposit accounts and initiatives relating to deposit tokens, stablecoins, Central Bank Digital currency (CBDC), programmability, etc. Advise the business on relevant legal, regulatory and market developments involving distributed ledger technology and cryptoassets Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills: 5+ years of relevant legal experience at a law firm, in-house legal department at a large bank, technology or other financial services company, or governmental or regulatory agency Proven ability to communicate and interact effectively with all levels of personnel and management, and independently identify issues, analyze problems and provide viable solutions Experience in collaborating on a broad range of business strategies and has a reputation for providing valued independent counsel and wise judgement Effective and efficient problem solver; strong organizational, communication (verbal and written), and project management skills Self-starter; ability to deliver high-quality results under tight deadlines All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment 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 Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills: Familiarity with banking law and Uniform Commercial Code Article 4A Familiarity with blockchain technology and its application to payments 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. We offer a competitive total rewards package including base salary determined based on the role, experience, skill set, and location. For those in eligible roles, discretionary incentive compensation which may be awarded in recognition of individual achievements and contributions. We also offer a range of benefits and programs to meet employee needs, based on eligibility. These benefits include comprehensive health care coverage, on-site health and wellness centers, a retirement savings plan, backup childcare, tuition reimbursement, mental health support, financial coaching and more. Additional details about total compensation and benefits will be provided during the hiring process.Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/VeteransBase Pay/Salary New York,NY $161,500.00 - $275,000.00 / year; Jersey City,NJ $161,500.00 - $275,000.00 / year

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