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Counsel - Disney Games and Digital Experiences - Disney Consumer Products Legal

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Job ID 10089323 Location Glendale, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted May 10, 2024

Job Summary:

At Disney, we are storytellers. We operate at the intersection of entertainment and technology to bring stories to life through our movies, products, video games, parks and resorts, and media networks.

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the division of Disney Experiences that brings beloved brands and franchises into the daily lives of families and fans through products like toys, apparel, books, and video games.  DCP’s video games and digital experiences teams work closely with external developers and publishers to create original stories through high-quality games and digital experiences inspired by the worlds of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Studios. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

We are seeking a Counsel level Attorney to join the DCP legal team and support DCP’s video game and digital experiences businesses.  This Counsel role is responsible for drafting and negotiating a high volume of license and other commercial agreements, including license agreements for games like Star Wars Outlaws, Avatar: Pandora Rising, and Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed.  Counsel will also work with other senior attorneys to provide legal advice to DCP’s video games and digital experiences businesses and have opportunities to support other businesses within DCP, such as publishing and merchandise licensing. 

We are looking for a thoughtful, driven, and collaborative person who can partner with business teams to help them achieve their objectives while recognizing and mitigating associated risks.  This role will be based in Disney’s Grand Central Creative Campus in Glendale, California.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Structure, draft, and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements related to video games and digital experiences, such as game and application licenses, development agreements, distribution agreements, and vendor agreements.
  • Work closely with the games and digital experiences businesses to help achieve their business objectives while mitigating associated legal risks. 
  • Work independently and manage negotiations with minimal supervision while seeking advice from senior attorneys and subject matter experts as appropriate. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of legal experience with an emphasis on transactional work, including drafting and negotiating commercial agreements.
  • Excellent attention to detail, written and verbal communication skills, and judgment.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to professionalism and integrity.
  • A collaborative, solutions-oriented approach with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to partner with cast members at all levels of the organization.
  • Must be willing to work independently, take ownership of projects, and proactively develop solutions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Passion for video games.
  • Some prior exposure to intellectual property law and licensing, and digital and mobile platforms.
  • Law firm experience.

Education:

  • JD degree or equivalent from an accredited law school.
  • Admission to California State Bar in good standing or, willingness and qualification to be Registered In-House Counsel

The hiring range for this position in Glendale, CA is $140,000.00 to $181,000.00 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 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, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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.

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The Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email Candidate.Accommodations@Disney.com with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We will only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability.

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