Principal Counsel (Employment Litigation)
About the Job
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 Corporate Legal department of The Walt Disney Company handles a wide range of matters and counseling worldwide. We are seeking a Principal Counsel of Litigation with deep expertise in labor and employment litigation to be an integral part of the team.
- Represent the Company directly in litigation matters.
- Manage outside counsel in litigation matters.
- Counsel on compliance with federal, state, local and international laws and regulations.
- Handle conferences and hearings.
- Respond to subpoenas and other routine legal documents.
- Collaborate with business and legal colleagues throughout the Company.
- Coordinate with other areas of the legal department in counseling on contractual, competition and risk management issues and contribute to negotiation and drafting of agreements across the Company's businesses.
- Manage techniques increasing the quality and efficiency of legal services.
- Minimum of eight years of litigation practice experience in a law firm or corporate legal department or combination of the two, with a significant concentration in employment-related matters; experience with California law a plus.
- Substantial trial and other case management experience.
- Ability to spot and analyze complex issues and devise practical strategies and solutions.
- First-rate judgment.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Superior drafting and negotiating skills.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with coworkers and clients at all levels.
- Experience with other complex commercial, premises and products liability, and IP litigation is a plus.
- Admitted or eligible for admission to practice in California.
JD or equivalent