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How to get into Disney GC?

Any insight? mrlollipop11/13/17
Probably involves posting #MeToo irishlaw11/13/17
Work in SoCal. Have several years of big firm experience. Be 2breedbares11/14/17
Years back I was playing around on Disney's career website a jd4hire11/14/17
Tried for years to get on at Lucas ILM in SF Interviewed trijocker11/14/17
From working in BIGLAW, I've noticed that a lot of successfu superttthero11/14/17
Is your heavy hitting partner a Barack H. Obama cousin? I aknas11/14/17
one of the smartest people I ever worked with would always a dingbat11/15/17
mrlollipop (Nov 13, 2017 - 11:14 pm)

Any insight?

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irishlaw (Nov 13, 2017 - 11:27 pm)

Probably involves posting #MeToo

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2breedbares (Nov 14, 2017 - 12:02 am)

Work in SoCal. Have several years of big firm experience. Be extremely involved in volunteer and bar associations. Start low on the totem pole and work your way up over a decade.

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jd4hire (Nov 14, 2017 - 8:26 am)

Years back I was playing around on Disney's career website and remember randomly looking at postings for their GC office for the then anticipated Disney Shanghai. The requirements set an extremely high bar - fluent in Mandarin, years of big law international experience, years practicing in China, etc. I would imagine they would only take the creme de la creme.

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trijocker (Nov 14, 2017 - 10:26 am)

Tried for years to get on at Lucas ILM in SF

Interviewed with a woman who was a former Disney GC. She was a black grad of Columbia who worked for biglaw for years before getting on at Disney. She had a big rock, but did not appear that bright.

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superttthero (Nov 14, 2017 - 10:39 am)

From working in BIGLAW, I've noticed that a lot of successful partners don't seem bright but are. This may not apply to that lady, but the reason is they don't seem bright is because they question everything and take nothing as known.

I am working with this partner now who seriously asked me, on an invoice being sent to Mexico, what the "MP" after the dollar value meant. Seemed like an odd question for a heavy hitting partner with some experience in the country to ask. Seconds later she found an error in the invoice I missed, even though I had seen it a few times already. She also immediately brought a very novel theory on the transaction based on the invoice that I didn't consider and may solve our investigation.

Sometimes the smartest attorneys are just so detail oriented that to people trying to move at normal, quick pace, they seem dim, but really, it probably comes from decades of missing tiny things that could have meant the world.

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aknas (Nov 14, 2017 - 1:28 pm)

Is your heavy hitting partner a Barack H. Obama cousin?

Intellectual stammer?

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dingbat (Nov 15, 2017 - 7:50 am)

one of the smartest people I ever worked with would always ask me to explain thigns as if I'm talking to a 5-year old. Sometimes I'd have to repeat things over and over, or we'd discuss the same thing as the day before, so it often did feel like I was talking to a 5-year old. But I could be stuck with an incredibly difficult problem for several days, walk into said partner's office, and within a few seconds of finishing the explanation get a simple-seeming solution to even the most complex problem.

Just a different way of looking at things. I learned that the simpler the explanation of the problem is, the simpler the solution becomes. ended up using the same technique in my own practice a few times (of course, without letting my clients / opposing counsel think I'm a simpleton)

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