The average salary for a Senior Corporate Counsel is $150,122 per year. A skill in Legal Compliance is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$100,258 - $201,364
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$100,258 - $201,364  
   
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$7,340 - $45,458  
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$5,068 - $49,316  
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$102,733 - $243,954  
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Job Description for Senior Corporate Counsel
A senior corporate counsel position is part of an organization’s executive legal team. Responsibilities include negotiating and drafting various business contracts and service agreements, such as finance agreements, acquisition agreements, and joint venture agreements. The senior corporate counsel also performs review for all contracts, forms, and legal documents, making recommendations for any changes or additions to these documents. They are responsible for selecting and working with any outside counsel that the business uses, developing complex business contracts, and determining when legal actions are necessary.
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Senior Corporate Counsel Tasks
  • Oversee litigation when it arises.
  • Draft, negotiate, review, and communicate agreements, documents, and policies.
  • Advise all departments on legal norms, restrictions, and policies.
  • Supervise technology and documentation processes.
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Experience Affects Senior Corporate Counsel Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
$166,000
Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Senior Corporate Counsel Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 17%
Litigation Case Management
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National Average
$166,000
Contract Negotiation
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Intellectual Property (IP)
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
51%
female alumni
 
Male
49%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 3%
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