The Walt Disney Company Legal Assistant in Burbank, California

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The Walt Disney Company’s Corporate Legal Department in Burbank is seeking an experienced assistant to provide support to support an Assistant General Counsel with some general administrative support for the Ethics and Compliance team. We are looking for a bright, positive, detail-oriented and reliable self-starter who can support a very busy attorney over a wide range of issues. The successful candidate will have strong organizational, technical and interpersonal skills, and must exercise discretion and the highest level of ethics in connection with confidential information.

Responsibilities :

  • Administrative support, including handling phone calls; setting up conference and video calls; coordinating team meetings; calendar maintenance; typing memos; preparing meeting agendas; taking notes; interacting with outside firms, vendors and entities; preparing and submitting expense reports; and drafting, revising, and redlining documents and presentations. Assist with other group administrative support responsibilities as needed.

  • Research and compile data regarding projects relating to compliance and business standards functions.

  • Make and maintain both domestic and international travel arrangements for executives, including arranging complex meeting and interview schedules with executives in global locations, making travel arrangements, and obtaining visas.

  • Organize and maintain various files; Provide additional office support such as distributing mail, filing, faxing, photocopying, scanning and tracking documents, data entry, word processing.

  • This position requires teamwork with other assistants, attorneys, and senior executives in the legal department and beyond. Applicants should have a cooperative work style, routinely exercise sound judgment, a strong work ethic and a positive attitude with respect to problem solving.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Legal secretarial background with a minimum of 4 years legal secretarial experience, preferably in the transactional practice of a large law firm or multi-national corporate legal department, with at least 1 year of experience supporting a senior attorney or executive.

  • Proven advanced proficiency in MS Windows and MS Office (2013), including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint 2010/SharePoint 365, plus Wordpress, Adobe Acrobat, Lync/Skype, and SAP workplace

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to assure successful interaction with all levels of employees and external contacts

  • Highly organized, attentive to detail and strong proofreading skills

  • Responsible, ability to use sound judgment, including maintenance of confidentiality

  • Self-directing team player who prioritizes effectively, takes initiative and quickly adapts to changing events while maintaining a positive disposition

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience supporting senior attorney or executive in an in-house function. Paralegal experience would be a plus.

  • Familiarity with contracts

  • Familiarity with SAP

  • Advanced calendaring and word processing knowledge including track changes, redlining and comparing documents

  • Familiarity with Document Management Systems, Serengeti, Workshare and Visio is preferred

Required Education :

  • Associate’s degree

Preferred Education :

  • Bachelor’s Degree from college is preferred

Company Overview :

At Corporate, you’ll team with the best in the business to build one of the most innovative global businesses in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of an exciting, multi-faceted Company, the forward-thinkers at Disney Corporate constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company’s many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view.

Additional Information :


Job ID: 545404BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)