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Associate Principal Counsel, Storyliving (DCL, DVC)

Apply NowApply Later NOTE: We have a new application system, please create a new account if you have not done so yet when applying. Job ID 7113010820220515 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Jul. 18, 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 are storytellers.  We are a diversified, international family entertainment and media organization who bring stories to life through theme parks and resorts, a cruise line, movies, media networks, consumer and gaming products, and other entertainment and creative content.

The Walt Disney World Legal Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Associate Principal Counsel (“APC”) to provide legal advice to various sales and marketing business areas within the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment of The Walt Disney Company (“DPEP”).  The APC will report directly to the Assistant Chief Counsel of the team and will receive team paralegal support.


  • Provide FTC and other consumer protection legal advice to a variety of DPEP lines of business including Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club and StoryLiving by Disney

  • Draft and negotiate complex license, sponsorship, promotion and services agreements

  • Provide advice related to pricing strategy and special offers

  • Review creative content to ensure compliance with advertising law and policy and internal company guidelines

  • Provide creative, solution oriented legal advice and act as a strategic thought partner throughout various stages of promotions and marketing initiatives

  • Coordinate with subject matter experts within DPEP, including tax, privacy, intellectual property, technology and operations

  • Manage outside counsel and legal matter budgets

Basic Qualifications:

  • An attorney with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in-house or at a law firm with significant experience in commercial transactions and issues relating to advertising and sales

  • Proven knowledge of consumer protection laws and regulations, including FTC and advertising industry policy

  • Experience with web site, mobile apps and social media and other digital platform commerce and advertising

  • Ability to work independently, with some supervision, on complex projects and assignments

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and analyze issues, evaluate risk and exercise sound legal judgment

  • Self-motivated and ability to multi-task and prioritize work quickly, efficiently and collaboratively under tight deadlines

  • Working knowledge of privacy and intellectual property laws to coordinate these matters with subject matter experts

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and client relationship skills

  • Must be team-oriented and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a solution oriented, problem solving approach to legal issues

  • Ability to provide direction to paralegals

  • Understanding of the travel industry a plus

Required Education      

  • JD or equivalent

  • Strong academic credentials

  • Admission to the Florida bar in good standing or willingness and eligibility for Florida Authorized House Counsel status

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 Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. 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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