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Jesse D. Taran

JP Morgan Chase & Co
Executive Director, Assistant General Counsel
New York, NY, USA

Jesse Taran is an Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co.  Jesse concentrates his practice on matters concerning JPMorgan Chase’s various retirement product offerings, with a particular focus on ERISA/IRA fiduciary responsibility and prohibited transaction issues for the firm’s wealth management businesses, and IRA custodial obligations.

Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase in 2011, Jesse spent six years in a similar role at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (including its predecessor, Citi Smith Barney).  Before that, Jesse practiced for eight years in the Employment and Employee Benefits Department at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, representing clients with respect to all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation, including qualified plans, nonqualified plans, the fiduciary aspects of pension fund investments and related transactional matters.

Jesse received his JD, magna cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law in New York, where he was an editor of the St. John’s Law Review, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany.

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