The General Counsel Metrics benchmarking study continues to show interesting data relating to in-house counsel compensation. According to the report, a large percentage of in-house counsel are getting equity-related awards – are you part of that group?
The compensation data currently in the General Counsel Metrics study includes almost 1,000 in-house lawyers, of which 404 reported the value of the equity award they received for 2011 (either zero or an amount; the others did not complete that question). Of that group that reported on equity, 225 got no award (55%) and 179 got an award (45%) of options, restricted stock or some other equity.
[Read: Some findings regarding equity awards granted in-house lawyers at the Law Department Management Blog]