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Associate Principal Counsel, Employment Legal

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10061722 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Sep. 25, 2023

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 successful candidate for this Associate Principal Counsel position will be an integral part of Disney’s Employment Law team, working on employment matters from the routine to the revolutionary. This position will provide employment legal support to Disney’s Florida-based businesses, predominantly handling matters concerning cast members at the Walt Disney World Resort.  The Associate Principal Counsel will collaborate with legal colleagues, Employee Relations and Human Resources professionals, business leaders and other key partners to help shape Disney’s employment philosophy, policies and practices.


  • Advise on harassment, discrimination, retaliation and other workplace investigations.

  • Counsel internal clients on various employment matters, including reasonable accommodations, leaves of absence, fair pay, and wage and hour issues.

  • Respond to claims and demand letters.

  • Revise administrative charge responses.

  • Research and advise on legislative trends in harassment prevention and other areas.

  • Work with Employee Relations to enhance training programs. 

  • Handle administrative conferences and hearings.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in a law firm or corporate legal department or a combination.

  • Concentration in and enthusiasm for employment law advice, counseling and dispute resolution.

  • Ability to spot and analyze complex issues and devise practical strategies and solutions.

  • Superior time management skills.

  • Superior drafting, negotiating and training skills.

  • Superior interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with co-workers at all levels.

Required Education:

  • JD or equivalent from an accredited law school

  • Membership in the Florida 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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, 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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