Senior Corporate Counsel Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Senior Corporate Counsel is $151,321 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Litigation Case Management, Legal Compliance, and Intellectual Property (IP). Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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$99,866 - $196,000
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$99,866 - $196,000  
   
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$7,500 - $43,577  
Profit Sharing
$4,949 - $49,316  
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$104,067 - $231,450  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 138
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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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Miami
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$164,000
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What is it like working as a Senior Corporate Counsel?
Senior Corporate Counsel in San Diego:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Work ethic and ethical personnel.
Cons: No advancement opportunities, no learning opportunities.

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Experience Affects Senior Corporate Counsel Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$164,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Senior Corporate Counsel Salaries

Litigation Case Management
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Legal Compliance
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Intellectual Property (IP)
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Regulatory Compliance
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National Average
$164,000
Contract Negotiation
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Gender

Female
51%
female alumni
 
Male
49%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 4%
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