Corporate Legal - Litigation Lawyer - Vice President

Greater London
Full time
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JP Morgan
Banking, investment & finance
10,001+ employees
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You will be a part of the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Litigation team with significant responsibility for handling and advising on a portfolio of matters in the region, including contentious regulatory issues and investigations, internal reviews, litigation and arbitration, as well as pre-litigation advice. As part of your role, you will partner closely with internal stakeholders, including business units and line of business lawyers, as well as external counsel, to deliver strategic outcomes that minimise risk for the firm.

As a Vice President in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Litigation, you will advise the business on a wide range of contentious issues involving all lines of business – Commercial and Investment Bank, Asset and Wealth Management, International Consumer Bank and Corporate – across the region. You will oversee the complete life-cycle of matters within your portfolio, collaborating closely with other control functions to manage risk.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manages litigation, contentious regulatory matters and disputes, either as stand-alone matters with the relevant line of business lawyer or as part of a wider team including outside counsel
  • Instructs outside counsel, including reviewing draft documents, formulating strategy and managing legal spend
  • Works closely with the business to assess risk, develop strategy and formulate our approach as well as to advise on handling complaints and disputes that arise pre-litigation
  • Responds to regulatory enquiries in conjunction with the Compliance Department.
  • Briefs senior members of the business and the Legal Department in EMEA and the United States, including giving updates and providing advice
  • Assists with litigation-related queries on topics such as jurisdiction clauses, indemnity clauses and wider concerns regarding potential disputes
  • Works collaboratively on projects across Litigation and the Legal Department which focus on improving internal practices or coordinating subject matter expertise across practice groups

Required qualifications, capabilities and skills

  • 3+ years PQE in banking litigation or contentious regulatory work. Your relevant experience may have been gained at a law firm, equivalent role within the legal department of a large financial institution or the enforcement division of a financial regulator
  • Licensed to practice law and be a member in good standing in the state/ jurisdiction in which the position is based (either London or Paris) or otherwise in compliance with the in-house counsel registration rules of that state/jurisdiction
  • Excellent relationship management and people skills, with the ability to get along with a broad mix of people and personality styles. You must be able to form and maintain strong working relationships within Legal, with clients and stakeholders, and work well within a team environment
  • Ability to provide firm guidance and workable solutions on complex and sensitive issues with the appropriate balance of commercial risk often under critical time pressure
  • Strategic thinker with good business understanding and a willingness to learn from business subject experts, as well as having excellent analytical and drafting skills with due attention to detail
  • You need to think on your feet, multitask and prioritise. You must be capable of working independently and efficiently with a flexible attitude to work and colleague coverage
  • You must be a confident presenter with the gravitas to advise senior management, influence individuals and manage challenge within the organisation

Preferred qualifications, capabilities and skills

  • Contentious regulatory experience
  • Experience of running cases with limited supervision
  • Proficient in other languages