Assistant General Counsel Salary

An Assistant General Counsel earns an average salary of $131,309 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Mergers and Acquisitions and Intellectual Property (IP).
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$60,888 - $198,457
MEDIAN: $131,309

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$60,888 - $198,457  
$492.25 - $52,102  
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$991 - $38,853  
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$62,349 - $237,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 864
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Job Description for Assistant General Counsel

An assistant general counsel ensures a company's compliance with relevant laws and regulations. They work closely with the business team to develop policies, practices, and guidelines concerning state, federal, and international compliance with laws and regulations. Their main focus is on laws and regulations that concern the company; for example, many insurance companies use general counsel, who are concerned mainly with insurance laws.


Assistant General Counsel Tasks

  • Provide legal advice on legal and regulatory issues and federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Represent client's interests in transactions, affiliations, mergers, joint ventures, contracts and other business opportunities.
  • Provide assistance to office of General Counsel.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Mergers and Acquisitions
up arrow 49%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 43%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 2%

Litigation Case Management

National Average

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

Real Estate
up arrow 16%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.


43 %
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 6%