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Principal Counsel

Company name

The Walt Disney Company

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Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


Glendale, CA

Date Last Verified

Mar 21,2018

Posted on

Feb 09,2018
Practice Area
Construction >> Construction
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Principal Counsel The candidate will assist the Deputy Chief Counsel and other firm attorneys in fulfilling the legal affairs and requirements of the company. Areas of focus can include, legal matters pertaining to the design and construction of theme parks; hotels; retail, dining and entertainment facilities; rides; shows and attractions both domestically and internationally. Drafts contracts and other legal documents, recommends approval/modification of contracts proposed by outside parties, and leads or assists other attorneys in negotiation with outside parties. Leads or supports comparable tasks in other areas outside of core expertise/primary responsibility. Possesses and maintains (including through Department-designated continuing legal education) substantive knowledge in specialized legal areas, specifically in subject areas relevant to firm’s business, including: design and construction of complex, highly-integrated projects; domestic and international transactions for services, goods, etc.; and intellectual property issues relating to the aforementioned, including copyright and patent. Keeps internal clients and Department colleagues informed of relevant legal issues and implications on firm’s business and proposed actions, and advises them accordingly of risks and legal consequences of alternative actions. Reviews and edits significant letters, contracts, work orders and other documents from applicable client departments to ensure that potential legal implications are appropriately addressed. May directly supervise, on a non-exclusive basis, one or more support staff colleagues. Operates within the context of defined corporate strategies. Recommends and, with appropriate approvals, implements enhancements and improvements to established processes and workflows. Performs such other duties or functions as the Deputy Chief Counsel or an attorney reporting thereto may delegate. Proficient and self-sufficient in all industry-standard software applications (Microsoft Office suite, etc.), strong attention to detail/organization, highly adaptable to dynamic work assignments and client needs. Conceives and recommends strategies and initiatives to minimize legal risks. Maintains current knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws and of industry legal standards and norms; analyzes how these might impact firm.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have 8 years of experience in the practice of construction law (including extensive drafting experience) in a transactional or litigation capacity in either a top tier law firm or in-house at a major developer or large construction firm, or a combination thereof. Should have Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. Registered in-house Counsel is required. Bachelors or Masters degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or construction management is preferred. Member of California Bar is a plus.

Additional info

Job ID 524682BR

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Walt Disney Company
400 North Brand Blvd.
Suite 900
Glendale, CA 91203

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