Media, Tech GCs Banked Most In 2012

Law360, New York (November 7, 2012, 4:39 PM EST) -- Top attorneys at technology, media and telecommunications companies are taking home the highest pay of all general counsel at Fortune 1000 companies with a median of $1.7 million in total compensation, according to a survey released Tuesday.

The overall median total compensation for general counsel at Fortune 1000 companies is $1.4 million, according to Equilar, an executive compensation data firm, which collected survey responses from 400 general counsel.

Equilar’s 2012 general counsel compensation report considered base salary, annual cash bonuses, time-based option awards, time-based stock or...
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