The successful candidate for this Principal Counsel position will be an integral part of Disney’s Employment Law team, working on employment matters from the routine to the cutting edge, affecting the entire Disney enterprise -- Parks, Experiences and Products; The Walt Disney Studios (Disney Live Action, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar); Disney General Entertainment (television studios and networks); and Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution (Disney + and other streaming services and distribution functions). The Principal Counsel will collaborate with legal colleagues, Employee Relations and Human Resources professionals to help shape Disney’s employment philosophy, policies and practices.
Advise on harassment, discrimination and retaliation investigations.
Counsel internal clients on various employment matters.
Evaluate requests for accommodation.
Draft responses to claims and demand letters.
Revise administrative charge responses.
Analyze equal pay claims.
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 as experience and interest warrant.
Research and advise on Guild, Film Institute and other industry organizations’ evolving policies and standards in the areas of diversity, fair pay and harassment.
Minimum of ten years of relevant experience in a law firm or corporate legal department or a combination.
Concentration in and enthusiasm for employment law litigation and counseling.
Ability to spot and analyze complex issues and devise practical strategies and solutions.
Superior written and oral communication skills.
Superior drafting and negotiating skills.
Superior interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with co-workers at all levels.
JD or equivalent
Strong academic credentials
Admission to California State Bar in good standing or willingness and qualification to be Registered In-House Counsel
At Corporate, you’ll team with the best in the business to build one of the most innovative global businesses in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of an exciting, multi-faceted Company, the forward-thinkers at Disney Corporate constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company’s many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view.
The Walt Disney Company is an equal opportunity employer.
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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: 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.