Category: In-House Compensation

Key Takeaways From the 2019 BarkerGilmore In-House Counsel Compensation Survey

A “record-breaking” number of in-house lawyers participated in the 2019 BarkerGilmore In-House Counsel Compensation Report (approximately 2000 of us). As I’ve said before here at Dollar Barrister, I find these annual surveys to be invaluable in benchmarking my own compensation and advising friends and colleagues who are also in-house on the suitability of their compensation packages. I personally found the data in this 2019 edition of the Report to be generally consistent with what my friends and colleagues are earning. I also think BarkerGilmore does a great job of parsing the data it receives in a meaningful way that should be helpful both to job seekers and in-house lawyers getting ready to fight their finance and accounting departments during FY20 budgeting

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The “Statistically Typical” General Counsel: A Closer Look at GC Salaries in the LawGeex 2019 General Counsel Report

After a few years in the trenches as a corporate counsel, you might start getting the itch to move up in the world (I know I have). And if that itch includes becoming a GC, there are few better places to start gathering some data points about what it takes to make that move than the recently released 2019 General Counsel Report from LawGeex. The report uses data from (1) LinkedIn; (2) GC job postings; (3) compensation data from the ACC 2018 Global Compensation Report, which included comp responses from nearly 4000 U.S. corporate counsels; and (4) Fortune 500 GC data from ALM Intelligence and the consulting firm Russell Reynolds to offer some insightful conclusions about what it takes to make the jump to the C-suite.

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In-house corporate counsel compensation according to the 2019 Robert Half Legal Salary Guide

The 2019 Robert Half Legal Salary Guide is out! Here are our thoughts on base salary compensation for in-house corporate counsel as presented in the Guide, as well as a comparison of how the 2017 and 2018 numbers stacked up. Bottom line: it’s good to be a specialized, experienced attorney, as companies and law firms surveyed are willing to pay top dollar for top talent.

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A closer look at in-house counsel salaries from the 2018 Robert Half Legal Salary Guide

Robert Half’s 2018 salary guide is out, with a new methodology for presenting data on in-house counsel salaries. As always, it offers some great national perspective on in-house base compensation that will be of serious interest to anyone in-house, or who is looking to make the move. In this article, we take a closer look behind the 2018 numbers and also compare them with the 2017 edition of the guide.

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In-house counsel salaries: BarkerGilmore releases 2017 compensation report

Data about in-house counsel compensation ranges isn’t always easy to come by, which is why annual reports from Robert Half Legal and BarkerGilmore are so critical. In this article, we take a deeper dive into the metrics in the latter’s 2017 in-house counsel compensation report. The data should be of interest to both law firm associates looking to negotiate their way into an in-house position and current in-house lawyers thinking about making a lateral move.

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