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Associate Principal Counsel - Corporate Governance

Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)
Location: Burbank
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary: Associate Principal Counsel - Corporate GovernanceAt Disney our attorneys are highly-respected because their skills are quite simply, essential. You'd be a key member of a dynamic, fast-paced team that supports The Walt Disney Company's global subsidiary governance operations. This position will be part of the transformational team that will help achieve the department's strategic goals to serve our growing international company.This position currently reports to: the Vice President, Governance Counsel and Assistant SecretarySkills/Experience:

  • Five years of significant legal experience, with a minimum of three years relevant corporate experience preferred (Securities, Governance, Corporate Finance, M&A)
  • Strong corporate governance and subsidiary management knowledge and experience, including domestic and international entity maintenance
  • Management or supervisory experience in an in-house legal or law firm environment
  • Public company and/or subsidiary board governance, including preparation and maintenance of board agendas and calendars and coordination of board meetings and materials
  • Entity management systems (CSC, Diligent Entities, GEMS or similar)
  • Electronic board portals (Boardvantage, Diligent or similar)
  • Electronic document filing and maintenance
  • Development and implementation of corporate procedures and policiesDuties:
    • Oversight and management of all aspects of domestic subsidiary governance and entity maintenance, including preparation of internal legal documentation and supervision of state and local filings relating to legal entity formations, foreign qualifications, dissolutions, name changes, conversions, mergers and fictitious business names
    • Draft and review corporate documents, including governing documents, resolutions, consents, secretary and officer certificates and minutes
    • Provide guidance and counsel to internal stakeholders (Tax, Controllership, Treasury, etc.) on governance matters and legal entity compliance
    • Collaborate with domestic and international legal partners on internal restructurings and intercompany transactions
    • Research industry best practices and assist in the development and implementation of corporate subsidiary governance policies, processes and procedures
    • Oversight of corporate minute books and records and responsibility for creating, updating and maintaining forms and consentsHere's what you will need to be successful in this role:
      • Law degree from an accredited law school
      • Admission and good standing status in a state Bar Association with willingness and qualification to be Authorized In-House Counsel.
      • In-house and/or law firm corporate transactional, governance or finance experience
      • Sharp written and verbal communication skills
      • Team-oriented and collaborative approach
      • Ability to multi-task and prioritize deadlines/deliverables
      • "EQ" skills to build bridges, forge alliances and encourage people to want to work with you to foster cross-department collaboration
      • Able to work independently with minimal oversight
      • A calm head and steady hand to deal with the unexpected
      • Some flexibility in your schedule - we value work/life balance, but in a pinch, a bit more time is needed
      • Very strong organizational skills and extreme attention to detail
      • 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 Fortune 100 company
        • Strong knowledge of California and Delaware corporate law and experience working with international legal teams
        • Experience with budgeting and legal billing, and matter management software (Legal Tracker)Some of the perks we offer include:
          • Admission to our theme parks, paid time off, 401K participation, a retirement savings plan, discounts on a wide variety of offerings, medical/dental/vision insurance and educational reimbursement-just to name a few! ,

Keywords: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate), Burbank , Associate Principal Counsel - Corporate Governance, Legal , Burbank, California

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