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Assistant General Counsel – Global Ethics and Compliance

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 771030BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Dec. 29, 2020

Job Summary:

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The Walt Disney Company is seeking an experienced Assistant General Counsel (AGC) to support the Americas and Global Trade Compliance. The AGC will be a leader of the Company responsible for implementing compliance strategy, managing and developing a team of compliance professionals, and partnering with business teams to ensure compliance with applicable legal and regulatory obligations primarily in the Americas. The role will report to the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) and will interface directly with leadership across product, business and functional teams, working closely with key, cross-functional stakeholders to develop and oversee a robust global compliance program.


  • Be a strategic leader and function-builder who can operationalize and manage a world-class global compliance function appropriate for The Walt Disney Company's size and complexity.
  • Oversee the Company’s compliance program throughout its North and South America businesses and assist the CCO with the growth and enhancement of the global compliance program.
  • Strategic thought partner to the CCO, regional compliance peers, and international legal and business executives to develop risk-based compliance strategies to support evolving global business development plans.
  • Develop corporate compliance initiatives to keep pace with developments of law, regulations, and corporate policy.
  • Monitor performance of the compliance program and related activities on a continuing basis, taking appropriate steps to improve its effectiveness.
  • Build partnerships with business and functional stakeholders to ensure alignment between compliance and business strategies.
  • Conduct and support investigations of reported compliance related issues and partner with teams, including HR and internal audit, to ensure that reported concerns are promptly and thoroughly investigated, and where appropriate, implement suitable corrective and remedial actions.
  • Provide advice on and interpretation of the Company’s Code of Conduct, compliance policies, relevant law and regulations, and industry codes.
  • Perform anti-corruption and trade compliance risk assessments.
  • Assist in assessing risk and developing the annual audit plan.
  • Identify, propose, and implement appropriate technology solutions and compliance assurance systems to facilitate compliance with current and anticipated laws and regulations, including identifying and ensuring the quality of data and analytical methods needed to fulfill compliance oversight requirements.
  • Oversee a team of compliance attorneys, paralegals, and other professionals.
  • Inspire and mentor accomplished and developing professionals to strive for higher levels of achievement.
  • Manage a diverse staff of attorneys, para-professionals, technologists, and other professional staff. Inspire and mentor accomplished and developing professionals to strive for higher levels of achievement.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of proven compliance/risk controls experience concerning global ethics, anti-corruption, and trade laws and regulations.
  • Organization skills and experience setting priorities, problem-solving, multi-tasking, analytical experience, a self-starter who works well independently and in a team in a dynamic, rapidly changing workplace.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience with multi-national media/entertainment/retail companies
  • Experience at DOJ, Fraud Section
  • Fluent Spanish and Portuguese

Required Education

  • JD or equivalent
  • Admitted or eligible for admission to practice in California

Additional Information:


About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with The Walt Disney Company, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

The Walt Disney Company is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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