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Associate Principal Counsel, DATA + DMED Technology

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 961946BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Apr. 17, 2022

Job Summary:

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The DATA team is responsible for all data product, technology, analytics and governance efforts across The Walt Disney Company’s consumer-facing digital media products, including its direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu. The DATA team provides the tools for objective, data-driven decision making for content personalization and consumer insights and works closely with the Disney Media Entertainment and Distribution (“DMED”) group that aligns Disney’s technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment.

As part of the TWDC Legal Department, DATA and DMED Technology Legal teams provide legal advice and contracting support to their respective businesses related to digital products, technology, data analytics, data governance, project management, strategic operations and international matters. We are searching for an experienced attorney, with sound legal expertise and judgment, to work in a senior legal role with the DATA and DMED Technology teams.


  • Structure, draft, and negotiate a wide variety of agreements for technology and services, including software license, software as a service, professional services, evaluation, reseller, procurement, and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Provide legal analysis and advice regarding technology initiatives and strategy for the DATA and DMED Technology businesses, including counseling and collaborating with colleagues on associated intellectual property, regulatory, privacy, security, and internal company guidelines and procedures.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience structuring, drafting, and negotiating complex technology transactions (including cloud-based and software development transactions), specializing in technology transactions in a corporate legal department or law firm representing major corporate clients.
  • Deep knowledge of technology issues, law and policy, including data platforms, information infrastructure, content management and delivery, digital media marketing, and open source software.
  • Must take ownership of projects and work independently, with ability to issue spot and pull in expertise as necessary.
  • Must have knowledge of privacy laws and regulations to approach each transaction through a privacy lens to ensure proper handling of data.
  • Must think proactively to anticipate and understand the implications of agreements, contractual provisions, and related decisions on the business, including identifying and assessing potential risks and impacts.
  • Excellent writing, negotiating, and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with people at different levels both within and outside the company, including senior level executives.
  • Ability to work effectively and multi-task in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while maintaining a sense of humor and treating colleagues at all levels with respect.
  • Strong academic credentials.
  • Admission to California State Bar in good standing or willingness and qualification to be Registered In-House Counsel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • In-house corporate legal department experience

Required Education

  • JD or equivalent
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Admission to New York State Bar in good standing or willingness and qualification to be Registered In-House Counsel

Additional Information:

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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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