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Associate Principal Counsel

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 888530BR Location New York, New York, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Nov. 22, 2021

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company’s New York Legal Affairs Department is seeking an Assistant Principal Counsel to report to the Assistant Chief Counsel, Legal Affairs, New York. This position will primarily support ABC News Studios, a long-form production unit of ABC News producing non-scripted programs and series and feature documentaries for various platforms, including Hulu, Disney+, National Geographic Channel and the ABC Television Network.

We offer a friendly and stimulating team-oriented professional environment. If you meet the above qualifications and thrive in a professional, fast-paced environment, we invite you to apply.


  • Preparing and negotiating all agreements for the client, including, without limitation, talent, production services, program license, license, distribution, releases, vendors, equipment leases, venue/location agreements, third party materials licenses, and non-disclosure/confidentiality.
  • Counseling clients regarding trademark, copyright and other intellectual property issues and providing general deal structure and legal advice.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of legal experience at a reputable law firm and/or in-house legal department.
  • Candidate must have experience drafting and negotiating various production contracts.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven client relationship skills
  • Must be team-oriented with a solution-oriented approach to legal issues
  • Self-motivated, with outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to communicate complex concepts and issues effectively with all levels and management
  • Ability to multi-task and work quickly and collaboratively under tight deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous in-house experience at a network, studio or media company is preferred.
  • Previous experience as a production counsel preferred

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:

#legalaffairs #corp_media #li-jb3

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 segment 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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