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Principal Counsel – Compliance

Posted on: 20 Sep 2019 656 views
: Principal Counsel
: Walt Disney Company
: Burbank, California, United States
: Law Degree
: 7

Location Burbank, California, United States

Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)

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 Global Ethics and Compliance Management team is responsible for developing and promulgating the standards pursuant to which The Walt Disney Company and, its affiliated entities do business, developing and implementing anti-corruption policies and procedures, export control compliance and training Company employees regarding the Standards of Business Conduct, anti-harassment and anti-corruption.


The Principal Counsel will support the Assistant General Counsel in administering the Company’s compliance program, provide training, provide legal advice and counsel regarding global anti-corruption and trade control laws, assist in performing anti-corruption and trade compliance risk assessments, and help oversee anti-corruption and trade (sanctions/export controls) compliance diligence and monitoring regimes. The Compliance Attorney will primarily assist the department in administering the Company’s ethics and Compliance program. In this capacity, the Compliance Attorney will support the regional compliance attorney for the US and Canada. Duties will include:

  • Providing advice and counsel regarding anti-corruption laws, trade compliance, and the Company’s Standards of Business Conduct and other compliance policies.
  • Providing compliance advice regarding gifts, hospitality, and business courtesies.
  • Providing advice regarding enhancements to the Company’s compliance efforts.
  • Designing and implementing compliance risk mitigation strategies.
  • Performing anti-corruption and trade compliance risk assessments.
  • Monitoring legal and regulatory developments, assessing the potential impact for global stakeholders, supporting and advising on implementation strategies to comply with legal and regulatory changes.
  • Conducting investigations and remediation as needed.
  • Research and Due Diligence.
  • Performing due diligence regarding third parties, potential joint-ventures, and acquisitions.
  • Managing compliance workflows, specifically, assessing levels of risk, implementing controls, and tracking due diligence, training, contracts and approvals of third parties.
  • Managing various legal research platforms and other systems to conduct due diligence.
  • Training and Awareness.
  • Providing training to Company employees, and others, regarding the Standards of Business Conduct, anti-corruption, trade, and anti-harassment.
  • Traveling domestically and internationally as needed.
  • Undertaking special projects and other compliance related initiatives as needed.
  • Effectively manage compliance professionals.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in law firm, government agency or in-house with significant experience with anti-corruption compliance.
  • Significant exposure to anticorruption, trade sanctions and export control laws and regulations, and ethics program management. · Experience in providing training in a group setting is an asset. · Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as Public Policy; Human Resources; Government Relations; and, Management Audit to coordinate compliance program and initiatives.
  • Admission to California Bar or qualified to be admitted as Registered In-House Counsel.

Required Education

  • Law degree from and accredited law school.

Additional Information:


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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 The Walt Disney Company, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

The Walt Disney Company 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.

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