Paralegal, Bankruptcy Legal Review Team at Chase Bank

Chase Bank

Full-Time

Mid Level

Plano, TX, USA

$47.000 - $64.000

19 Nov → 19 Dec

Job Description

The Legal Review Team ("LRT"), a division within the Legal Department, seeks an experienced and skilled paralegal to join a legal team responsible for overseeing a group of firms (outside counsel) retained to provide consumer default litigation services to the Bank . The team conducts periodic reviews of outside counsel (occasionally in conjunction with Operations, Technology, Compliance and/or Audit teams) to, among other things, evaluate the quality of legal services provided by outside counsel and supports the Bank in managing the relationship with this group of firms.

The paralegal will work with in-house counsel and outside law firms to manage ongoing issues related to onsite reviews and will design and implement processes and procedures to further the Bank's law firm oversight program and control agenda. The position will also include managing escalations related to the day-to-day engagement responsibilities of the outside law firms, and handling regulatory and other exam-related inquiries related to the oversight of the outside law firms handling consumer default litigation. It is an exciting opportunity to provide support within JPMC as a member of a legal team that will continue to evolve.

The position requires significant interaction with the attorneys and staff within this group of law firms in all 50 states. This position may also require travel in connection with conducting reviews onsite.

The position will be located in Plano, Texas.

Required Skills:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills and a team player who can collaborate effectively
Ability to travel in connection with onsite reviews as needed
Work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders
Negotiate with internal and external parties
Display strong analytical, organizational and communication skills
Display a high degree of initiative
Exercise decisive, sound judgment in a very fast-paced environment
Adapt to change easily
Strong sense of honesty and ethics
A background in mortgage banking, specifically in foreclosure or bankruptcy, or analogous financial services experience

Preferred Skills:
Some background in regulatory or enforcement matters
Working knowledge of FDCPA, TCPA, SCRA, UDAAP and FCRA, and related debt collection laws
Litigation and investigative skills
Experience with proofs of claim (bankruptcy and probate)
Knowledge of collaboration tools like SharePoint

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans

Job Responsibilities

  • Contributing to the oversight of default law firms through the periodic review of matters handled by the firms
  • Reviewing, identifying, analyzing law firm policies and procedures to ensure compliance with JPMC requirements
  • Supporting the drafting of Attorney Alerts designed to establish parameters and expectations of law firms on an array of topics
  • Researching, monitoring and tracking escalated issues through final resolution
  • Reviewing, analyzing, and investigating claims of law firm nonfeasance and misfeasance as it relates to the handling of consumer default and collection matters
  • Performing legal research on a variety of issues relating to collections litigation and bankruptcy
  • Working collaboratively with business partners and Legal Department colleagues in determining findings of law firm fault and developing resolution strategies
  • Drafting correspondence to internal and external parties
  • Providing support to special projects across the Firm's lines of business

Requirements / Qualifications

  • 3 + years of paralegal experience with a law firm or equivalent experience with an in-house legal department, preferably in the financial services industry

  • Working knowledge of legal research platforms (Westlaw preferred)

  • Strong PC skills (knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with peers, attorneys and business colleagues

  • Tact and good judgment in handling confidential information

  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally at all levels, including with senior management

  • Unwavering sense of honesty and ethics

  • A background in default servicing and/or compliance in the financial services industry.

  • Experience navigating client expectations and requirements at a law firm, or working in an in-house department responsible for attorney oversite and management.

How To Apply

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