The average salary for a General Counsel with Corporate Governance skills in New York, New York is $204,509.
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Job Description for General Counsel
General counselors work in the business world as the main legal advisers for their respective companies. If a company specializes in a particular type of industry, such as manufacturing, their general counsel will likely be a specialist or have prior experience in the types of law that may be especially applicable to that company. For instance, an insurance company may want to hire a general counsel who is already experienced with insurance fraud law. General counselors may handle a variety of…Read more
General Counsel Tasks
- Provide legal advice on legal and regulatory issues and federal and state laws and regulations.
- Represent client or corporation in negotiations with accounts and regulators.
- Draft, review and negotiate contracts.
- Assist with possible mergers, acquisitions and formation of business entities.
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Popular Skills for General Counsel
Intellectual Property (IP)
Skills in Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Intellectual Property (IP), Contract Management, Legal Compliance and Contract Negotiation.
Pay by Experience Level for General Counsel
A mid-career General Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $189,250 based on 11 salaries. An experienced General Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $212,773 based on 20 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $247,000.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with General Counsel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 11.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (31.7% less), Houston, Texas (22.3% less) and Chicago, Illinois (14.9% less).
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