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Assistant Legal

Location:
Rochester, NY
Posted:
June 29, 2019

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JOHN C. HART

Bradenton, Florida and Pittsford, New York 585-***-**** ac9p3f@r.postjobfree.com

www.linkedin.com/in/johncurtinhart

Analytical and influential business leader, mentor and teacher; extensive experience formulating and

implementing strategies to address legal and business challenges while meeting corporate objectives in a

safe and sound manner. Trusted advisor to key stakeholders, senior executives and cross-functional teams

on legal, credit, regulatory and compliance issues arising under federal, state, local, international laws, rules

and ordinances, common law and equity. Core competencies include:

Leadership Teamwork Communication Strategic Planning Effective Mentor and Trainer Analytical

Skills Negotiation Risk Assessment and Mitigation Outside Counsel Relationship Management

Conflicts and Ethics Legal Documentation Asset Based Lending and Secured Transactions

UCC Article 9 Syndicated Lending and Cross-Border Issues Regulatory and Policy Interpretation

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., Rochester, NY; Chicago, IL November 1989 April 2019

Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, 2014 2019

Improved Outside Counsel relationships nationally and internationally

o Built program for payment of reimbursed outside counsel legal expense

Developed a streamlined asset-based lending product for smaller middle market clients that

pushed the business into a market that it had previously struggled with

o Initiated an RFP process to reduce the legal expense for the new product

Co-leader of the team that created a compliance and regulatory response framework for

international fiduciary role in syndicated lending transactions

Managed the Legal team on several new international business initiatives

Group Head for Credit Markets Legal Group, Commercial Banking, 2012 2015

Managed a team of 7 lawyers supporting 5 distinct sub-lines of business

o National domestic footprint and cross border support

Created an integrated legal support model for the 5 distinct sub-lines of business

Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel, 2009 2014

Transactional support of the Asset Based Lending and Workout and Special Credits teams

including structuring, documentation, advice on regulatory, policy and compliance issues

o Supported a new legal and credit model addressing the Financial Crisis Issues

Managed Outside Counsel relationships regionally

Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, 1989 2009

Transactional support of the Asset Based Lending and Workout and Special Credits teams

o Adjusted the support model to provide lower cost in house closing of asset-based

lending transactions for cost sensitive clients

ADDITIONAL RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

CHASE BANK OF ARIZONA, Scottsdale, AZ

Acting General Counsel

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION, Rochester, NY

Small Claims Court Arbitrator

WOODS, OVIATT, GILMAN, STURMAN & CLARKE, Rochester, NY

Associate Attorney- Commercial litigation and transactions

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF BANKING, Rochester, NY

Instructor- Secured Transactions and Negotiable Instruments

EDUCATION

JOHN C. HART ac9p3f@r.postjobfree.com

Juris Doctor (JD), Buffalo Law School, State University of New York

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Potsdam College, State University of New York

BAR ADMISSIONS

State of New York

State of Illinois (Inactive)

CERTIFICATION

Certificate in Nonprofit Management, St. John Fisher College, Center for Community Engagement

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Board of Directors, President and Treasurer, Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, Inc.

Board of Directors, Secretary, Community Legal Intake and Referral Project

Board of Directors, Leadership Rochester, Class of 1998

Founder and Treasurer, Downtown. Alive at Five, Ltd. Charitable Fundraising/Community Development

Junior Achievement, Elementary School Consultant, Rochester City School

Chairman and Speaker, Banking Law Seminar, Monroe County Bar Association

Board of Directors, Northwest Hearing and Speech Clinic

Board of Managers: President, Surrey Hill Property Owners Association

Board of Directors and Treasurer, Locust Hill Country Club

AWARD / RECOGNITION

Rochester Forty Under 40, 1996



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