The top legal officer at The Walt Disney Company is planning to step down at the end of the year when his contract runs out.

Alan Braverman, senior executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, notified the company of his departure effective Jan. 1, 2022, Disney disclosed in a regulatory filing Monday. His exit could come at a later date to ensure a smooth transition of his duties, the company noted.

Disney did not announce a replacement for Braverman.

Braverman has served as Disney’s general counsel since January 2003. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s legal affairs around the world, according to his online bio.

Previously, Braverman served as general counsel for ABC, which Disney acquired in 1996. He also worked at law firm Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, where he became a partner in 1983.

In addition to Braverman, Zenia Mucha, Disney’s senior executive vice president and chief communications officer, intends to step down at the end of the year.

Disney appointed Alicia Schwarz as its chief compliance officer in January.