In-House Compensation Report: Top 30 Money-Earners

Who is making the big cash in-house? Read this in-house compensation report to find out:

“By the time A.J. Kess joined Travelers’ Insurance Company as the chief legal officer in December 2016, the year was basically over. Nonetheless, Travelers tallied his total compensation that year as $8.7 million…As Kess’s situation illustrates, corporate legal departments can and do pay top-dollar figures to lure lawyers away from partnerships that pay millions of dollars. Often enough, the lawyers who choose to accept top positions in-house must forgo high salaries and take other forms of compensation — onetime bonuses, rich stock or option grants, generous pension plans, and other perks such as access to a company car or money for expensive real estate, according to a Big Law Business review of proxy statements.”

Read: In-House Compensation Report: Top 30 Money-Earners at Bloomberg BNA Business of Law

Legal Sector Grows for the Third Straight Month

The American economy has been picking up steam in 2017, with the legal sector growing for the third straight month: “The legal services sector gained 2,000 jobs in June, according to preliminary, seasonally adjusted numbers…

How to Successfully Negotiate Your Salary

Sonya Som and Mark Yacano of MLA Global give their thoughts on how you can successfully negotiate your salary: “Many lawyers spend their careers negotiating deals on behalf of clients, taking pains to prepare in…