The average salary for a Senior Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) is $143,214 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$95,694 - $200,305
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$96K
$140K
$200K
MEDIAN: $143,214
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$4,111 - $43,793  
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$97,093 - $207,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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Job Description for Senior Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house)

Corporate, in-house senior attorneys/lawyers (corporate, in-house) typically work for a specific company rather than work for or operate their own law firm, though they usually have an office in the same building as the rest of the company’s administration. These senior attorneys must be available for whenever the company needs legal advice on a product or encounters legal trouble, and they also advise on most projects to explain the legalities of important tasks.

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Senior 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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Senior Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) in Bedminster:
Pros: Smart clients, interesting issues (technologies, multiple country law problems to solve), excellent standards for legal work in department.
Cons: No chance for advancement if not willing to relocate; bureaucracy; too many levels; ready to manage a department not just do legal work.

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Experience Affects Senior Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$153,000

Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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