Job ref no.: CT3124805-01#4852

AVP - Senior Counsel / Associate – Counsel – Office of Legal Obligations, Legal and Regulatory Change Monitoring (LRCM) Team

JP Morgan Chase

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

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.

About the Office of Legal Obligations. The Office of Legal Obligations (OLO) is a firmwide program responsible for developing and executing a sustainable infrastructure and process that (i) documents JPMorgan Chase’s Obligations arising from material laws, rules and regulatory requirements and (ii) connects the Obligations to policies, when applicable, as well as to procedures or other documentation that support compliance with those laws, rules and regulatory requirements.
The overall OLO program goal is to improve the control environment regarding the laws and regulations of the firm. The OLO program helps allow the firm to trace end-to-end connections between laws, rules, regulations and policies and procedures.
For the program, JPMorgan requires talented lawyers with a regulatory awareness and background, who are able to understand the risks to the Lines of Business and JPMorgan of non-compliance with laws and regulations. The ideal candidate will monitor, identify, and document changes to applicable laws affecting the Firm’s products and services, handle reporting and notification of regulatory changes, and advise internal stakeholders on legal and regulatory developments as necessary. The role requires significant cross-functional collaboration, including with line of business lawyers, their Compliance counterparts, as well as counterparts in Risk and Control Management. The environment is fast-paced, often requiring that issues are addressed promptly to help ensure the firm stays in compliance with the rapidly-evolving laws and rules that may apply to our highly regulated industry. The successful candidate must have strong analytical and collaborative skills, be able to work independently, and be a true "self-starter."
Primary Responsibilities will include:
  • Work with a global regulatory change monitoring team to monitor, identify and document changes in applicable laws in PRC and other jurisdictions as necessary.
  • Research and analyze laws, rules, regulations and other legal and regulatory developments to assess impacts on the firm’s products, services and businesses.
  • Provide written summaries of legal and regulatory developments to Legal colleagues and business and other corporate function partners, and advise on such developments as needed.
  • Assist at times in participating on cross-functional teams to develop and maintain legal obligations.
  • Work collaboratively with other internal teams responsible for regulatory change management.
  • Work with technology teams to develop automated monitoring solutions and improve functionality of obligation repository.
  • Occasional research to support special projects as needed.
  • Juris Doctor degree and/or educational equivalent with at least three years of experience practicing law post-qualification; qualifications or experience in PRC preferred, but not required
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin (reading and writing)
  • Litigation or regulatory background preferred
  • Experience researching and analyzing laws, rules and regulations
  • Experience within a regulatory change monitoring environment an advantage
  • Ability to comprehensively and concisely summarize the status of legal developments in a plain and simple manner for distribution to business and legal senior members globally
  • Detail-oriented, with a structured, disciplined approach
  • Experience with the financial services industry and/or good knowledge of financial markets
  • Thorough understanding of the business environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, good team player and ability to prioritize workload
  • Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Analytical, flexible and pragmatic
  • Attorney candidates must be in compliance with all relevant licensing requirements including the requirements of the jurisdiction where the role will be located prior to commencement of employment
  • All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment
Primary Location: Hong Kong

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Job ref no. CT3124805-01#4852
Job Function
Employment Term
  • Full-time
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • Master's degree