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General Counsel Compensation: A Deep Dive

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Strategies for Paying and Retaining Top General Counsel: Webinar Recording

Our recent webinar showcased an expert panel discussing how growth in responsibilities and influence impacts recruitment and pay for top legal talent, based on findings from the new Equilar and BarkerGilmore report, General Counsel Pay Trends. Click here to access the WEBINAR RECORDING, and to review the REPORT.

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Benchmarking General Counsel Compensation

General Counsel pay continues to rise at an accelerated rate, keeping pace with the increased expectations that the CEO and Board place upon them. It wasn’t long ago that a $1M compensation package seemed like a lot of money for a General Counsel, yet today’s total compensation can be more than ten times that.

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The Compliance Officer’s Guide to 2019 Compensation Trends

Now more than ever, compliance leaders across all industries are expanding their role from that of a watchdog and enforcer to a strategic advisor with direct support from the Board and C-Suite. The compliance function is not only viewed as an operational necessity for most organizations, but as a strategic entity tasked with building relationships with both key industry regulators and internal stakeholders in every department.

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Top 2019 Trends for In-House Counsel Compensation

This year, in-house counsel reported unprecedented rates of compensation satisfaction, with over 62% of lawyers unlikely to look for a new job and almost 60% believing their compensation is appropriate in comparison to peers. Our search consultants and advisors observe this contentedness in the market daily. With the legal function constantly evolving to include business advisory and leadership roles, especially at the General Counsel and Managing Counsel levels, organizations have made compensation packages more compelling and use counter offers to retain high-performers tempted to leave. In turn, in-house counsel are well-paid, enjoy the law department culture, experience comradery and business challenges, and are bound by golden handcuffs due to rich stock packages and a bull market.

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Compensation Climbs 6.7% for Top Legal Officers

As the role of the top legal officer at public companies continues to evolve, median total direct compensation (TDC) has increased 6.7%, according to the Equilar & BarkerGilmore General Counsel Pay Trends 2018 report. The report examines the 500 largest (by reported revenue) U.S.-headquartered companies that trade on one of the three major U.S. stock exchanges (Nasdaq, NYSE, or NYSE American).

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2018 Compliance Compensation Report

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BarkerGilmore is pleased to present the 2018 Compliance Compensation Report .

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