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Senior Attorney - 1 Year Contract (Part-Time / Full Time)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10079112 Location Seoul, South Korea Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Feb. 07, 2024

Job Summary:

Wherever you are in the amazing world of Disney, you are contributing to the stories of our iconic brands, recognised by audiences everywhere for entertainment, information and inspiration. Innovation, imagination and inclusion are at the core of Disney, defining the experience that we deliver as well as providing the foundation of our success. The scope of our business, combined with global growth and collaboration result in an inclusive employee experience characterized by continuous learning, development and achievement.

Job Summary

The Walt Disney Company Korea is seeking an experienced media lawyer to join the South Korea Legal team to provide expert, practical and commercial legal advice in relation to all aspects of the media distribution arm of The Walt Disney Company (Korea) LLC.

This is a part-time, fixed-term contract position requiring a commitment of minimum 20 hours per week (negotiable to full-time), with a contractual duration of one year.


  • Provide legal support as necessary for the expansion and growth of Disney’s businesses in Korea, particularly in the areas of media Content Distribution and Direct to Consumer businesses.

  • Advise Disney’s business in various areas of law, including IP, consumer law, advertising & sponsorship, corporate and regulatory, privacy, IT, facilities, brand management and marketing.

  • Prepare, draft, negotiate, review and advise a wide variety of agreements and other documents related to Disney’s entertainment business, including marketing materials and services contracts.

  • As required, assist in developing, updating and implementing compliance and regulatory policies, best practice guidelines for and training of Disney’s relevant business and creative teams, including liaising with Disney’s regional and wider international Legal Departments and business executives as required to advise on South Korean law, regulations and industry practices.

  • Coordinate with other members of Disney’s Legal Department to provide legal support and advice for Asia-Pacific and/or global projects.

  • Assist in delegating to, supervising and mentoring South Korea Legal Department paralegal, where required.


  • LLB, LLM, JD, or equivalent qualification.

  • Preference for a qualified lawyer in Korea with fluency in both written and spoken English, OR a qualified lawyer in an English-speaking jurisdiction with bilingual proficiency in English and Korean and a strong understanding of Korean law.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a qualified lawyer in a law firm or in-house legal department, preferably in the entertainment industry

  • Exceptional technical skills in legal drafting and analysis, particularly in non-litigious intellectual property law.

  • Experience with legal issues related to the exploitation of audio-visual content and intellectual property across various formats and business models is essential.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, demonstrating the ability to handle and prioritize multiple high-priority projects of diverse nature.

  • High personal credibility, authenticity, and the capability to engage effectively with business partners at all levels.

  • Passion for television and streaming content, coupled with an awareness of and familiarity with business and legal developments impacting the Korean entertainment industry.

  • Strategic thinking ability, with the capacity to articulate legal and commercial risks and communicate persuasively to contribute to strategic decisions made by senior lawyers and business clients.

  • Ability to work efficiently both independently and as part of local and regional teams.

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

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 The Walt Disney Company (Korea), LLC, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

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