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2018 In-House Counsel Compensation Report

Introduction

BarkerGilmore is pleased to present the 2018 In-House Counsel Compensation Report.

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In Case You Missed It: 14 Top Mistakes Made by New In-House Counsel

In case you missed it, I am giving you another chance to read this blog from last year. The content provided by top GCs has proven to resonate with law departments of all sizes and set a record number of views. And, as it turns out, lawyers love to learn from others’ mistakes.



After reading and writing many articles on best practices for in-house counsel and compliance officers, I decided to look at development from a different angle. My father impressed upon me to learn from my mistakes, and from the mistakes of others. This is the first of a multi-part article addressing the most common mistakes made by lawyers new to becoming in-house counsel — mistakes often made by seasoned in-house veterans, too — and ideal development action items.

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How Does Your In-House Counsel Compensation Compare?

As key players in the executive search industry, our team is exposed to both sides of the coin when it comes to compensation. On a daily basis, we advise client organizations in pursuing solutions to maximize performance and talent in their legal departments, while also networking with potential job candidates, who seek assurance that their pay grade meets industry trends.

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Setting a Strategic Direction For Your Corporate Legal Department

Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else.” [i] This is particularly true when leading a legal team.

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The Importance of Courage for In-House Counsel

Legal leaders in a corporate setting must have the courage to speak up and prevent stupid or potentially illegal things from happening.

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The Most Revealing Interview Question

Without a doubt, the best part of my job is speaking with accomplished leaders. Whether interviewing someone for a high-level search or learning about the culture of a company, I come away from meetings with truly trusted advisors both invigorated and excited to share what I learned with my team and others.

Of all the questions I ask, “How do you create a competitive advantage for your company?” sparks the most passionate responses and allows me to learn just how valuable a particular leader is to the company and the people around him or her. While the question might sound simple, the answer –  and how it’s answered – often reveals whether someone has a seat at the table, and the culture where he or she thrives. 

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