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Top HR and legal executives earn more as they bring value to the boardroom

February 2017 - Equilar C-Suite magazine

CEO pay is a hot-button issue that gets a lot of attention, and it's easy to compare since every company is required to report what its top executive earns each year in public filings. For other roles in the C-suite, however, it's inconsistent as to whether an executive will be included among the top five highest-paid employees listed in the proxy statement, and as a result comparison and benchmarking is murkier.

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Data indicate GC pay is outpacing CEO compensation gains

December 2, 2016 - Daily Journal

According to a report issued last month by Equilar Inc. and BarkerGilmore LLC, proxy filings of 1,400 companies showed overall GC pay is up 6.9 percent this year. Equilar issued a report on CEO compensation in June that showed a year¬over­year increase of 8.5 percent, but its most recent findings offer a notable comparison.

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Top Corporate Lawyers Earn 6.9% More in 2015, Says Equilar and BarkerGilmore Report

November 30, 2016 - BarkerGilmore

Businesses with revenue over $15 billion paid their GCs more than three times as much as those with revenues below $1 billion

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In-House Salaries Are Up. But Many Say They're Underpaid.

August 23, 2016 - Corporate Counsel

Compensation for in-house lawyers has increased slightly, but many still think they're worth more money than they're getting, according to a new survey. Bob Barker comments on this trend and others found in BarkerGilmore's 2016 In-House Counsel Compensation Report.

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Study Reveals 2016 In-House Counsel Compensation Trends

August 22, 2016 - BarkerGilmore

BarkerGilmore releases its 2016 In-House Counsel Compensation Report. The study draws from survey data collected from a random sample of in-house counsel and highlights key compensation trends across industries, practice areas, and company sizes.

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GC Comp 2016: The Stock Awards Edition

August 4, 2016 - Corporate Counsel

In many of our general counsel compensation categories, the winner just narrowly edges out the runner-up. We see a different picture when it comes to stock awards. Bob Barker weighs in on GC stock award trends over the last few years.

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Tips can help build a 'world-class' legal department: BarkerGilmore study

June 23, 2016 - Inside Counsel

When business executives recognize the legal department as an integral partner to the success of the organization, you have captured the essence of a world-class law department. Inside Counsel recaps BarkerGilmore's whitepaper, "How to Build a World-Class Legal Department."

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The Changing Face of the General Counsel

May 25, 2016 - Corporate Board Member Magazine Second Quarter 2016

The role of the inside counsel has slowly shifted from legal adviser to, increasingly, a strategic partner to senior management and the board. This interview with Former GE GC Ben Heineman Jr., includes research results from the BarkerGilmore / NYSE Rise of the GC survey.

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GC Role Now One of Leadership: Consultant

November 4, 2015 - Corporate Counsel Weekly

The general counsel position is undergoing significant changes as companies bring more work-in house and expect their top attorney to do more hiring and build legal departments. The added responsibility has brought more pay—but also more scrutiny from boards and C-Suites of what they want in their general counsel. This article highlights John Gilmore's interview with Corporate Counsel on the shifting leadership role of the GC.

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Planning your Legacy: Interview with Noah Hanft

September 22, 2015 - Corporate Counsel

After you've reached the pinnacle of your law career—becoming a seasoned general counsel—you're likely coming up on some other milestones in your life. See how Noah Hanft planned and prepared his legacy in this interview with John Gilmore.

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GCs Need Additional Expertise In Cyber, Social Media Risks, Poll Finds

June 2, 2015 - Bloomberg BNA

While companies may consult their general counsel on a whole host of issues, including shareholder engagement, they are less likely to consult them on cybersecurity and social media risks, a recent survey concludes.

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Creating Compliance From Scratch: Q&A With A Risk Expert

June 1, 2015 - Inside Counsel

Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc, CEO of GEC Risk Advisory, shares best practices for developing a compliance department without a blueprint in this Inside Counsel article by BarkerGilmore Managing Partner Bob Barker.

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Three Surprising Trends in General Counsel Succession Planning

May 29, 2015 - NYSE

Given the growing influence and value which General Counsel bring to the C-Suite, companies increasingly recognize the importance of succession planning for this key role, according to the results of an exclusive survey conducted by BarkerGilmore and NYSE Governance Services.

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Survey Reveals Insights on Evolving Role of General Counsel

May 26, 2015 - Corporate Board Member

As more companies include General Counsel in their executive management teams, they are putting greater emphasis on developing succession plans for this crucial role. This was one of several key findings of a recently released survey conducted by BarkerGilmore, NYSE Governance Services and Corporate Board Member. Corporate Board Member recently interviewed BarkerGilmore Managing Partners John Gilmore and Robert Barker to discuss GC succession planning and other emerging trends related to the role of General Counsel.

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Study looks at the importance of GC succession for corporations

May 18, 2015 - Inside Counsel

Recent research looks at the continued importance of general counsel for corporations and how it greatly contributes to the C-suite and boardroom aspects of businesses; subsequently, the growing pressure to have a GC succession plan so that loopholes aren’t left and important vacancies are filled to streamline a company’s legal capacity becomes vital. Executive search firm BarkerGilmore and NYSE Governance Services studied CEOs and directors of publicly traded companies around the United States to examine how the GC’s contributions are driving value in the C-suite, and how executive teams should plan for succession.

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Is Your Small Business Prepared for These 4 Big Compliance Risks?

February 3, 2015 - INC

What are the biggest compliance risks your company faces this year? INC writer John Boitnott discusses why hiring a chief compliance officer is crucial to mitigating these risks and turns to BarkerGilmore founder and Managing Partner John Gilmore for advice on recruiting the right CCO for your company.

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The Avon Way: Creating and sustaining a culture of compliance

November 18, 2014 - Inside Counsel

For more than 125 years, Avon has held to the same core values. The way it reinforces these values, however, is constantly evolving to keep pace with the evolving global business environment. In this article, recently published in Inside Counsel, BarkerGilmore Managing Partner Bob Barker talks with Richard Davies, vice president of legal and compliance for Avon, to uncover how the company stays on top of compliance and ethics challenges.

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How Do You Keep Your Best Compliance Employees?

July 30, 2014 - ECOA

Talented professionals in ethics and compliance are in high demand as major corporations announce plans to hire thousands of them. Smaller or mid-sized companies are finding it harder to compete with the compensation levels offered at these larger companies. So how does your company retain compliance and ethics staff? The solution is to keep them engaged so they’ll want to stay. In this article, BarkerGilmore Managing Director Destree Rickard offers four ways to boost employee engagement. To find out what they are, read the full article published by the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association.

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Why is General Counsel Compensation Rising So Fast?

July 16, 2014 - American Lawyer

General Counsel at many top companies are enjoying significant boosts in pay, but it’s not only because the economic tides have turned. According to a recent article in “The American Lawyer,” which quotes BarkerGilmore Managing Partner John Gilmore, the higher salaries reflect the fact that General Counsel are taking on more responsibilities and becoming more involved in strategy. As they navigate an increasingly complicated regulatory environment, they’re also managing a growing in-house legal department rather than relying on outside attorneys.

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General Counsel: More Clout in the Boardroom and C-suite

May 23, 2014 - Corporate Counsel

Most general counsel know they add plenty of value to the businesses they serve. Now it looks like their colleagues outside the law department are catching on. Whether it’s through becoming a larger part of the executive team or having a seat on boards of directors, according to a new survey, general counsel are getting more credit and bigger roles to play.

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Corporate Leaders Say General Counsel Widely Considered Part of a Company’s Executive Team

May 20, 2014 - Inside Counsel

General counsel are increasingly relied upon by CEOs and directors for their skills and opinions, according to a new survey.

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BarkerGilmore Announces Increase in Diversity Placements

January 15, 2014 - BarkerGilmore

Rochester, NY. - BarkerGilmore, a New York-based executive search firm specializing in board member, general counsel and senior compliance officer assignments, celebrated industry-leading diversity placement rates in 2013. Last year, 47% of the...

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