Technology & Outsourcing Lawyer

Last updated 34 minutes ago
Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

Legal Department Description:

The Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase & Co is responsible for the provision of legal services to the group. The department also includes the Office of the Secretary.

Legal is organized by Practice Groups that conform to the organization of the JPMC group's lines of business (LOBs) and corporate staff areas, allowing the legal staff to work closely with specific groups on a daily basis. Each line of business has an LOB General Counsel who reports to the group's General Counsel, and each LOB Legal team includes multiple Practice Groups. This structure provides the means for the legal teams to communicate legal and regulatory changes to the businesses and staff areas, and for the LOBs and staff areas to communicate business developments that have legal or regulatory implications to the legal teams in a timely manner.

The Technology Legal Practice Group, which reports to the Corporate and Regulatory Law General Counsel, provides legal coverage across all regions and businesses in the areas of Intellectual Property, Cyber, Technology Controls, Technology Transactions, Information Security and Emerging Technologies.

The EMEA Technology Legal Practice Group is currently seeking a highly motivated, results-oriented Vice President/Assistant General Counsel. This attorney will focus on technology transactional work primarily for wholesale businesses and corporate functions, and will handle the structuring, drafting, negotiation and analysis of agreements for the acquisition of global and domestic technology products and services. In addition, this role will support regulatory and advisory work across EMEA with respect to outsourcing, offshoring, cloud, inter-affiliate services, and other technology-related issues.

Amongst other responsibilities, the Vice President will:

  • Review, interpret and negotiate agreements with suppliers, advising clients and partners on rights and responsibilities related to those agreements, including compliance with JPMorgan Chase policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage end-to-end negotiations, and navigate internal processes and coordination between the business, Legal, Sourcing and other subject matter experts to reach timely and successful execution of agreements.
  • Interpret contractual requirements based on information provided by internal business partners.
  • Negotiate standard and customized contracts in order to minimize the risk to the business through principled adherence to firm policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements.
  • Analyze legacy legal documents for conformance to the firm’s current policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide guidance and subject matter expertise on documentation to internal business and functional partners.
  • Serve as trusted advisor to internal clients and business partners.
  • Help develop and enhance legal knowledge management training materials and procedures.
  • Provide legal research on technology, intellectual property and contractual issues, as needed.


  • Qualified lawyer with significant English law experience in the financial services industry required, including drafting and negotiating customized transactions with large multi-product global client base.
  • Significant experience required in negotiating contracts for technology/IP transactions with third party providers (e.g. software licensing/support, software as a service, market data, consulting, professional and other services agreements).
  • Strong knowledge of intellectual property, outsourcing, offshoring, software licensing, privacy and related regulatory and risk environments.
  • Strong interest in new and emerging technology solutions and applications, and their impact on intellectual property and technology law.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and legal research skills.
  • Strong business judgment and strategic thinking.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Proven ability to independently identify issues, analyze problems and provide viable solutions.
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, organizational and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with all levels of personnel and management, including senior executives.
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle deadlines, and manage multiple tasks in a high performance environment.
  • Ability to follow up on assignments in a timely manner, exercise good business judgment and work accurately under pressure.
  • A self-starter with the ability to make autonomous decisions and to work independently in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent academic credentials preferred; qualified in a relevant jurisdiction as per JPMC policy.

All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment. Qualified lawyers 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.