Job ref no.: CT3114386-01#6475

Legal V Assistant General Counsel, Vice President, Corporate Secretary

JP Morgan Chase

The Legal Department of JPM is responsible for the provision of legal services to the firm. The department also includes the Office of the Secretary.

The Office of the Secretary, headed by the Corporate Secretary who reports to the firm's General Counsel, partners with senior management, directors, control groups, LOBs and corporate units to promote effective and consistent governance of the firm, its branches, subsidiaries and affiliates (each, an “Entity"). The team also maintains the legal good standing status of these Entities in the required jurisdictions with responsibility for various regulatory reporting in all locations.

The role and key responsibilities:

The Legal Department of JPM is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join us as an integral member of the Office of the Secretary. You will be based in Hong Kong, reporting directly or indirectly to the Head of the Office of the Secretary for Asia Pacific. You will be a trusted advisor to senior management and boards of directors of J.P. Morgan's businesses, subsidiaries and affiliates across Asia Pacific, providing corporate governance counsel and support. You will have, among other things, the following key responsibilities:
  • Governance responsibilities. These include:
    • promoting and driving consistent standards for legal entity governance that support the firm’s strategic objectives;
    • providing guidance and oversight for these items to non-Legal corporate secretaries in accordance with internal model and standards;
    • providing directors, senior management and legal entities with advice, support and training across corporate governance matters, including in relation to relevant laws and regulations, governance practices and legal entity management; and
    • advising and assisting, as appropriate, with resolution and recovery plan related matters and other local, regional and global projects.
  • Board related matters. These include:
    • organizing board and board committee meetings;
    • advising on governance matters requiring board attention;
    • advising directors on their legal duties and on board governance practices;
    • advising on, organizing and implementing director orientation and continuing education; and
    • advising and assisting with regulatory requirements.
  • Legal entity related matters. These include:
    • maintaining corporate records and certifications;
    • advising on corporate procedures and record retention, as relates to governance matters;
    • advising on inter-affiliate service agreements and managing certain regulatory filings; and
    • advising on company law and corporate governance matters.
  • University graduate in Law or related discipline
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant legal, corporate governance or comparable experience
  • Experience in regulatory reporting/filing is an advantage
  • Ability to work as a collaborative and proactive member of a team
  • Must be meticulous, organized and take pride in your work
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and within tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English is imperative
Attorneys 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.
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Job ref no. CT3114386-01#6475
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Job Function
Employment Term
  • Full-time
  • 8 years - 13 years
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • Degree