Associate Principal Counsel - Employment

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Burbank, CA, USA
  • Jun 29, 2020
Full time Legal

Job Description

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 primarily support Disney’s Direct to Consumer and International, and Parks, Experiences and Products segments, as well as work on matters affecting the entire Disney enterprise -- The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney Live Action, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar); Walt Disney Television (including FX, National Geographic and ABC Studios); and ESPN. The Associate Principal Counsel will collaborate with legal colleagues, Employee Relations and Human Resources professionals to help shape Disney’s employment philosophy, policies and practices.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five 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.
  • Admitted or eligible for admission to practice in California.

Required Education

  • JD