Assistant General Counsel Salary in the United States

How much does an Assistant General Counsel make in the United States? The average Assistant General Counsel salary in the United States is $235,814 as of September 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $212,690 and $263,134. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Assists in protecting an organization's legal interest and maintaining its operations within the scope established by law. Provides hands-on counsel to all levels of executive staff or for a segment of the business. Identifies and analyzes legal issues, drafts key documents, presents clear recommendations to top management, and assures legal compliance. Assists or represents the organization in business negotiations. May manage the operations of legal department and/or attorneys in several legal specializations including tax, litigation, acquisitions, IP, etc. Requires a JD. Requires admittance to a State Bar. Typically reports to a top legal executive or the general counsel. Manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2023

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    Senior Managing Attorney

    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

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    Assistant General Counsel

    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

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    Associate General Counsel

    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

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