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Public Co. GCs See Higher Paydays Than Private Peers

Law360, New York (June 15, 2017, 5:01 PM EDT) -- General counsel for public companies receive greater compensation for their work in comparison to counterparts at private corporations, especially in terms of incentives for staying in the position on a long-term basis, a study released Thursday found.

BarkerGilmore’s 2017 In-House Counsel Compensation Report analyzed the differences in compensation for attorneys at private and public corporations, finding the largest disparity at the general counsel level. According to BarkerGilmore, general counsel at public companies make more than those at nonpublic entities across all industries surveyed.

The disparity is...
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