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Disney Need JD Graduates To Work With Them As Associate Counsel

Posted on: 26 Sep 2020 157 views
: Associate Principal Counsel – ABC Entertainment
: Disney
: JD
: 7

Job Summary:

At Disney ABC/Television Group, you’ll help us tell stories that touch millions of people around the globe and new ways for us to connect with the world. Now is your opportunity to unleash your skills … ABC Entertainment is seeking an experienced attorney with strong transactional skills and entertainment background to be part of its Legal Affairs team.


  • Handling agreements and identifying and resolving legal issues in connection with development, production, licensing and promotion of television programs for The ABC Television Network.
  • Drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide variety of agreements and deals, including acquisition, development, production and licensing of scripted and reality programming, late night, theatricals, movies-for-television, specials, indemnity and production services agreements, sponsorship agreements, marketing and promotional agreements, digital agreements, above-the line talent and rights agreements.
  • Analysis and advice in connection with legal rights and obligations, deal structure, guild agreements, intellectual property matters, claims, clearances, audits and other matters arising out of the day-to-day operations of The ABC Television Network.
  • Clients will include such other departments as Business Affairs, Creative, Finance, Participations, Marketing, Promotions, and BS&P.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of law firm and/or in-house experience, with substantial experience drafting and negotiating complex transactional agreements and familiarity with intellectual property law (copyright and trademark).
  • Strong drafting, negotiating and analytical skills.
  • Exceptional organizational, prioritization and time management skills with the ability to work efficiently under deadlines and juggle multiple high-priority projects.
  • Detail oriented, hardworking, responsible team player.
  • Ability to perform duties under minimal supervision while exercising discretion and independent, sound judgment.
  • Demonstrates a professional, confident demeanor with opposing counsel and works well with colleagues and communicates effectively with clients and management.
  • Takes initiative and able to problem-solve in a professional, creative and ethical manner.
  • Positive attitude with strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with colleagues and clients.

Preferred Qualifications:

Substantial experience in entertainment legal at Broadcast or Cable Television Network or Studio, with in-depth understanding of television and experience drafting and negotiating complex production, talent, licensing and acquisition agreements.

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Required Education

  • Strong academic credentials including a J.D. degree.
  • Admission to California State Bar Association (or Registered In-House Counsel).

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