Senior Corporate Counsel Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Senior Corporate Counsel is $152,167 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Legal Compliance and Intellectual Property (IP). Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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$100,515 - $202,789
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$100,515 - $202,789  
   
Bonus
$6,953 - $44,975  
Profit Sharing
$4,949 - $49,316  
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$103,078 - $243,865  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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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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New York
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Miami
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$166,000
Chicago
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Experience Affects Senior Corporate Counsel Salaries

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 15%
Intellectual Property (IP)
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Litigation Case Management
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Regulatory Compliance
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National Average
$166,000
Contract Negotiation
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Gender
Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 3%
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