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Associate Principal Counsel - Corporate Governance

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10020676 Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Sep. 21, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

Job Summary: Associate Principal Counsel – Corporate Governance

At Disney our attorneys are highly-respected because their skills are quite simply, essential.  You’d be a key member of a dynamic, fast-paced team that supports The Walt Disney Company’s global subsidiary governance operations. This position will be part of the transformational team that will help achieve the department’s strategic goals to serve our growing international company.

This position currently reports to: the Vice President, Governance Counsel and Assistant Secretary


  • Five years of significant legal experience, with a minimum of three years relevant corporate experience preferred (Securities, Governance, Corporate Finance, M&A)
  • Strong corporate governance and subsidiary management knowledge and experience, including domestic and international entity maintenance
  • Management or supervisory experience in an in-house legal or law firm environment
  • Public company and/or subsidiary board governance, including preparation and maintenance of board agendas and calendars and coordination of board meetings and materials
  • Entity management systems (CSC, Diligent Entities, GEMS or similar)
  • Electronic board portals (Boardvantage, Diligent or similar)
  • Electronic document filing and maintenance
  • Development and implementation of corporate procedures and policies


  • Oversight and management of all aspects of domestic subsidiary governance and entity maintenance, including preparation of internal legal documentation and supervision of state and local filings relating to legal entity formations, foreign qualifications, dissolutions, name changes, conversions, mergers and fictitious business names
  • Draft and review corporate documents, including governing documents, resolutions, consents, secretary and officer certificates and minutes
  • Provide guidance and counsel to internal stakeholders (Tax, Controllership, Treasury, etc.) on governance matters and legal entity compliance
  • Collaborate with domestic and international legal partners on internal restructurings and intercompany transactions
  • Research industry best practices and assist in the development and implementation of corporate subsidiary governance policies, processes and procedures
  • Oversight of corporate minute books and records and responsibility for creating, updating and maintaining forms and consents

Here’s what you will need to be successful in this role:

  • Law degree from an accredited law school
  • Admission and good standing status in a state Bar Association with willingness and qualification to be Authorized In-House Counsel.
  • In-house and/or law firm corporate transactional, governance or finance experience
  • Sharp written and verbal communication skills
  • Team-oriented and collaborative approach
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize deadlines/deliverables
  • “EQ” skills to build bridges, forge alliances and encourage people to want to work with you to foster cross-department collaboration
  • Able to work independently with minimal oversight
  • A calm head and steady hand to deal with the unexpected
  • Some flexibility in your schedule – we value work/life balance, but in a pinch, a bit more time is needed
  • Very strong organizational skills and extreme attention to detail
  • A highly professional demeanor, positive outlook and a can-do attitude.

It would be great if you also had these skills/experiences:

  • Experience working in a large national law firm or in-house at a Fortune 100 company
  • Strong knowledge of California and Delaware corporate law and experience working with international legal teams
  • Experience with budgeting and legal billing, and matter management software (Legal Tracker)

Some of the perks we offer include:

  • Admission to our theme parks, paid time off, 401K participation, a retirement savings plan, discounts on a wide variety of offerings, medical/dental/vision insurance and educational reimbursement-just to name a few! 

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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 TWDC Enterprises 18 Corp., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

TWDC Enterprises 18 Corp. 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 or protected veteran status. 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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