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Paralegal Specialist - Subsidiary Governance

Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)
Location: Burbank
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

At Disney our Paralegals are highly-respected because their skills are quite simply, essential. You'd be a key member of a dynamic, fast-paced team that oversees The Walt Disney Company's international corporate subsidiary structure. This position will be part of the transformational team working to achieve the department's strategic goals to serve our dynamic global company.

This position currently reports to the Vice President, Governance Counsel & Assistant Secretary for the Office of the Corporate Secretary.


  • Forming, dissolving and maintaining domestic and international subsidiaries
  • Corporate drafting, including resolutions, consents, certificates, charters, bylaws
  • Entity management systems (CSC, Diligent Entities, GEMS or similar)
  • Registered agent database (CSC Navigator or similar)
  • Electronic records and document management Duties:
    • Manage all aspects of entity maintenance, including handling of state and local filings relating to new entity formations, foreign qualifications, dissolutions, name changes, conversions, mergers and DBAs.
    • Assist with all aspects of subsidiary governance, including preparation of governing documents (bylaws, operating agreements), officer and director appointments and preparation of annual consents.
    • Support internal clients and functional partners in the preparation of various types of corporate documentation, including shareholder and member consents, resolutions, officer certificates and production of records and reports to support regulatory and tax filings, internal and external audits, corporate transactions and treasury banking and KYC requirements.
    • Provide guidance on DE and CA Corporations requirements, processes and procedures; manage Corporate Secretary Inbox and respond to inquiries and requests from clients and internal stakeholders.
    • Liaise with outside counsel and registered agents.
    • Maintain electronic corporate minute books and records.
    • Assist in the development, implementation and management of subsidiary governance guidelines, policies and procedures.
    • Assist with department trainings and presentations.
    • Assist with other corporate secretary and governance-related projects, as may be necessary from time to time.
      Here's what you will need to be successful in this role:
      • A Bachelor's Degree and/or qualifications to be a paralegal by certification or education and work experience as set forth by the American Bar Association and any applicable state codes.
      • 7+ years directly relevant corporate/subsidiary governance paralegal experience
      • Deep knowledge of Delaware and California corporations law and Secretary of State processes, procedures and standards
      • Extensive operational entity management knowledge and experience, including familiarity with entity management and registered agent databases
      • Significant electronic recordkeeping and document management experience
      • Sharp written and verbal communication skills
      • Excellent organizational skills and extreme attention to detail
      • Ability to handle a high volume workload in a fast paced environment with a strong degree of accuracy, efficiency and reliability
      • Ability to work independently with internal clients and stakeholders
      • Team-oriented and collaborative approach
      • "EQ" skills to build bridges, forge alliances and encourage people to want to work with you to foster cross-department collaboration
      • A calm head and steady hand to deal with the unexpected
      • A highly professional demeanor, positive outlook and a can-do attitude. It would be great if you also had these skills/experiences:
        • Experience working in a large national law firm or in-house at a large public company
        • Experience managing a large volume of legal entities
        • Experience with budgeting and legal billing, and matter management software (Legal Tracker)
          The hiring range for this remote position is $97,088 to $149,820 per year based on a 40 hour work week. The number of hours scheduled per week may vary based on business needs. 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.

Keywords: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate), Burbank , Paralegal Specialist - Subsidiary Governance, Accounting, Auditing , Burbank, California

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