The Walt Disney Company Associate Principal Counsel in New York, New York
The Walt Disney Company’s New York Legal Affairs Department is seeking an Assistant Principal Counsel to report to the Assistant Chief Counsel, Legal Affairs, New York. This position will primarily support ABC News Studios, a long-form production unit of ABC News producing non-scripted programs and series and feature documentaries for various platforms, including Hulu, Disney+, National Geographic Channel and the ABC Television Network.
We offer a friendly and stimulating team-oriented professional environment. If you meet the above qualifications and thrive in a professional, fast-paced environment, we invite you to apply.
Preparing and negotiating all agreements for the client, including, without limitation, talent, production services, program license, license, distribution, releases, vendors, equipment leases, venue/location agreements, third party materials licenses, and non-disclosure/confidentiality.
Counseling clients regarding trademark, copyright and other intellectual property issues and providing general deal structure and legal advice.
Minimum of five (5) years of legal experience at a reputable law firm and/or in-house legal department.
Candidate must have experience drafting and negotiating various production contracts.
Ability to work independently
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven client relationship skills
Must be team-oriented with a solution-oriented approach to legal issues
Self-motivated, with outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to communicate complex concepts and issues effectively with all levels and management
Ability to multi-task and work quickly and collaboratively under tight deadlines.
Previous in-house experience at a network, studio or media company is preferred.
Previous experience as a production counsel preferred
JD or equivalent
Strong academic credentials
Admission to New York State Bar in good standing or willingness and qualification to be Registered In-House Counsel
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Job ID: 888530BR
Location: New York,New York
Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)
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