Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, The Walt Disney Company
Horacio Gutierrez became General Counsel of Disney in 2022. He was previously Head of Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer at Spotify; prior to that, he spent 17 years at Microsoft, where he held roles of increasing responsibility, from Deputy General Counsel, Intellectual Property and Licensing Group to Corporate Vice President and General Counsel. Horacio holds a Masters of Laws degree from Harvard Law School, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law; and a Bachelor of Laws degree and post-graduate diploma in corporate and commercial law from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela.
As of 2020, women made up 51% of the workforce and 42% of executives at the Walt Disney Company, while people of color make up 46% of the workforce and 22% of executives. Disney has 70 business employee resource groups around the world and employs more than 10,000 veterans. The company is committed to sharing "stories that matter," working to share perspectives from all over the world.
In 2022, Disney was named an LCLD Top Performer for the sixth consecutive year.
Joined LCLD 2012
Highlights of LCLD Participation
LCLD Board of Directors
Alan Braverman, Member, 2014-2021
Hostead Learning Experience (2017)
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2015)
2022: Rafael Ribeiro, Minnie Alexander, Armando Rodriguez-Feo, Diansjhan Williams-Persad; 2021: Elisa Martinez, Vivian Lee, Eugene Holmes; 2020: Betsy Zedek, Grace Liang, Heather Anderson; 2019: G. Fabricio Lopez, Christina McEnerney, Catherine Bridge; 2018: Alicia Schwarz, Steve Chung, Shawna Swanson; 2017: Rhonda Hjort, Kathryn Ratte, Renee Yuen
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2022: Neil Dekovich, Tolu Ojuola, Sikudhani Foster-McCray; 2021: Kathleen Joo, Mattea Jones, Abla Belhachmi, Ivette Arriaga; 2019: Thomas Darby II; 2018: Tiffany Dayemo; 2016: Logan Patmon
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012
Annual Meeting (2022, 2021, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2021, 2014)
Member: Horacio Gutierrez
Diversity Professional: Latondra Newton