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Principal Counsel, Corporate Transactions

Burbank, CA, USA | Disney

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Legal / Compliance
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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The Corporate Transactions Group, within the Legal Department of The Walt Disney Company, is seeking an experienced Corporate Attorney to work on merger and acquisition and corporate finance transactions pursued by the Company, with primary emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, divestitures, and minority investments.

This exciting opportunity offers responsibility to work on significant and important transactions for The Walt Disney Company, and to work with senior level corporate officers within the Company. We have a proven track record of accomplishing some of the most exciting cutting edge transactions. Become a part of the Magic of The Walt Disney Company!


Structure and negotiate transaction terms, working in close collaboration with the Company’s corporate strategy, tax, and finance groups, and other business stakeholders

Supervise and conduct due diligence data rooms and reviews

Negotiate and draft various complex definitive agreements, public reporting materials, and regulatory filings

Provide legal advice regarding all transaction-related issues

Basic Qualifications:

8+ years’ experience managing complex corporate mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance

Experience at a large multi-national law firm with an internationally recognized corporate practice

Strong project management skills

Immediate ability to lead large, complex transactions with knowledge of full due diligence

Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team-oriented environment

Understands legal responsibility and holds to the highest degree of honesty, integrity, and respect

Strong drafting, writing, and computer skills, together with solid business and financial acumen

Proven track record as a skilled negotiator and deal-closer with the ability to identify and allocate risk and assess financial trade-offs

Organized and detailed and exhibits good judgment

Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with persons of all levels

Strong time management in order to execute against high-priority projects

Required Education

Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and a licensed attorney

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