The average salary for a Deputy General Counsel is $187,826.
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Job Description for Deputy General Counsel
Businesses which file or face lawsuits, or need advice regarding legal issues, refer to a "general counsel." The deputy general counsel is, in most situations, the backup general counsel who works underneath a more experienced attorney to perform necessary legal work, which may include appearing in court or preparing for legal proceedings. A deputy general counsel works primarily in an office during regular business hours, though this can vary depending on the company's immediate needs. In larg…Read more
Deputy General Counsel Tasks
- Provide counsel and representation in areas such as torts, administrative proceedings, public records, contracts, and more.
- Coordinate with external legal counsel as necessary.
- Prepare and prosecute claims against others, and present status reports on progress.
- Prepare witnesses, conduct relevant research, and draft pleadings and briefs.
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Popular Skills for Deputy General Counsel
Litigation Case Management
Skills in Contract Negotiation, Corporate Governance and Litigation Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Regulatory Compliance and Legal Compliance.
Pay by Experience Level for Deputy General Counsel
An early career Deputy General Counsel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $98,334 based on 23 salaries. A mid-career Deputy General Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $149,470 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Deputy General Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $192,338 based on 123 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $204,445.
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Employees with Deputy General Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 21.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (14.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (10.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (14.8% less).
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