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Counsel, DMED Technology

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10026097 Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Nov. 08, 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:

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. Comprised of The Walt Disney Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, including Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (“DMED”) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

This Counsel position carries out a range of duties under the supervision of a senior attorney on the DMED Technology Legal team.  The successful candidate will assist with all aspects of its technology-based business, including intellectual property and contracts, compliance, privacy, and by working with the business leads and other professionals in the legal department.

This position can be based in Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; or Bristol, CT.


  • Structure, draft, negotiate and oversee a wide variety of agreements, amendments and other legal documentation in connection with DMED’s technology and related systems and services, including but not limited to, software license and development, equipment purchase, software as a service (SaaS), professional services, support and maintenance, evaluation, reseller, procurement, and non-disclosure agreements.

  • Conduct legal issue identification, analysis, and legal risk assessment.

  • Provide analysis and advice relating to technology objectives, initiatives, and strategy of DMED and related businesses, including counseling and collaborating with other colleagues on associated intellectual property, regulatory, privacy, security, and other issues, and internal company guidelines and procedures.

  • Build relationships and communicate directly with other attorneys, senior executives, managers, engineers, licensees and vendors.

  • Perform special projects and other related duties as assigned or requested.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a law firm advising major corporate clients and/or corporate legal department, including structuring, drafting, and negotiating contracts, and preferably specializing in technology transactions and counseling related to software license, software as a services, professional services, reseller, procurement, and non-disclosure agreements.

  • Knowledge and drafting skills in issues related to technology and policy, including software, information infrastructure, content management and delivery, IP ownership, data and privacy, open source, maintenance and service level agreements and liability and indemnity.

  • Sound legal judgement and ability to anticipate and understand the implications of agreements, contractual provisions, and related decisions on a business, including identifying and assessing potential risks and impacts.

  • Ability to identify and analyze complex issues and devise solutions and strategies.

  • Excellent writing, negotiating, and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to problem solve in an efficient, business-friendly, creative manner.

  • Strong work ethic and commitment to professionalism; excellent attention to detail.

  • Professional, confident demeanor and superior analytical skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and must be highly team-oriented.

  • Willingness to take “ownership” of projects and think proactively.

  • Ability to handle a high volume of work and work through projects with minimal supervision.

  • Superior organizational, prioritization, and time management skills with the ability to execute multiple, high-priority projects efficiently and effectively.

  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Legal experience in an in-house corporate legal department.

  • An understanding of matters related to television production for live-sports events.

  • Generally tech savvy and able to learn new skills necessary to keep pace with a fast changing landscape.

  • Knowledge of NetDocuments.

Required Education:

  • JD or equivalent

  • Admission and good standing status in a State Bar association with the willingness and qualification to be Authorized House Counsel.

Additional Information:

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The hiring range for this position in New York, NY, Bristol, CT or Burbank, CA is $148,200 to $189,800 USD per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

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 21CF America, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

21CF America 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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