Associate General Counsel
The Walt Disney Company
In 2006, Shawna Swanson left law firm practice to become Vice President, Counsel for The Walt Disney Company. In 2012, she was promoted to Associate General Counsel (a Senior Vice President-level position) and in January 2020 was named head of a newly-created department within Disney Legal, the Employment Law Center of Excellence, and joined the General Counsel’s senior leadership team. Shawna serves as chief counsel to the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer and provides employment advice, manages high profile litigation, and handles executive employment agreements across the Disney enterprise.