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Associate Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) Salary

The average pay for an Associate Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) is $76,243 per year. A skill in Contract Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

$49,601 - $128,312
MEDIAN: $76,243

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$49,601 - $128,312  
$0.00 - $22,000  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$50,175 - $140,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122

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Job Description for Associate Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house)

An associate in-house corporate attorney works with a specific company to see to all of its legal needs, including guiding clients in business transactions, claim liability, and on the advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations. Associate in-house attorneys/lawyers analyze and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations with probable case outcomes for their business and gather evidence to formulate a defense for the company or initiate legal actions against an outside defendant. The corporate attorney evaluates legal findings and develops strategies and arguments to present the company's side of the case. The job involves representing clients in court and before government agencies, and presenting and summarizing cases to judges and juries at trial. Associate attorneys/lawyers are responsible for participating in the juror selection process, for arguing motions, meeting with judges, and questioning or cross-examining witnesses in the course of a trial. Associate attorneys/lawyers should be prepared to meet with other lawyers in the interest of obtaining a favorable settlement outside of court.


Associate Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) Tasks

  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liablility, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.

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Job Satisfaction

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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 8%