The Walt Disney Company Principal Counsel in Burbank, California

The Global Ethics and Compliance Management team is responsible for developing and promulgating the standards pursuant to which The Walt Disney Company and, its affiliated entities do business, developing and implementing anti-corruption policies and procedures, export control compliance and training Company employees regarding the Standards of Business Conduct, anti-harassment and anti-corruption.

The Principal Counsel will support the Chief Compliance Officer and Assistant General Counsel in administering the Company’s compliance program, provide training, provide legal advice and counsel regarding global anti-corruption and trade control laws, assist in performing anti-corruption and trade compliance risk assessments, and help oversee anti-corruption and trade (sanctions/export controls) compliance diligence and monitoring regimes. The Principal Counsel will report to the Assistant General Counsel.

Responsibilities :

Advise and Counsel

  • Providing advice and counsel regarding anti-corruption laws, trade compliance, and the Company’s Standards of Business Conduct and other compliance policies.

  • Providing compliance advice regarding gifts, hospitality, and business courtesies.

  • Providing advice regarding enhancements to the Company’s compliance efforts.

  • Designing and implementing compliance risk mitigation strategies.

  • Performing anti-corruption and trade compliance risk assessments.

  • Monitoring legal and regulatory developments, assessing the potential impact for global stakeholders, supporting and advising on implementation strategies to comply with legal and regulatory changes.

  • Conducting investigations and remediation as needed.

Research and Due Diligence

  • Performing due diligence regarding third parties, potential joint-ventures, and acquisitions.

  • Managing compliance workflows, specifically, assessing levels of risk, implementing controls, and tracking due diligence, training, contracts and approvals of third parties.

  • Managing various legal research platforms and other systems to conduct due diligence.

Training and Awareness

  • Providing training to Company employees, and others, regarding the Standards of Business Conduct, anti-corruption, trade, and anti-harassment.


  • Traveling domestically and internationally as needed.

  • Undertaking special projects and other compliance related initiatives as needed.

  • Effectively managing compliance professionals

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum 7 years experience in law firm, government agency or in-house with significant experience with anti-corruption compliance.

  • Significant exposure to FCPA, export control laws and regulations, and anti-harassment compliance.

  • Experience in providing training in a group setting is an asset.

  • Significant presentation and communications experience.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as Public Policy; Human Resources; Government Relations; and, Management Audit to coordinate compliance program and initiatives.

Required Education :

  • Law degree from and accredited law school

  • Admission to California Bar or qualified to be admitted as Registered In-House Counsel​

Additional Information :


Job ID: 552647BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)