In-House Counsel (4-9 years experience) Salary | Robert Half

In-House Counsel (4-9 years experience)

In-House Counsel (4-9 years of experience) Job Description

In-house counsel with four to nine years of experience would have developed some expertise within the legal department, while still providing research, advice and other legal assistance to the general counsel (GC), deputy GC and other senior-level lawyers in the corporate legal department. This legal position also may provide counsel to management within the company, coordinate with outside legal counsel and be expected to take on a more managerial role within the legal department.In-house counsel must have a juris doctor (JD) and have excellent analytical, communication, diplomatic, legal research and writing skills. Employers may require five to nine years of experience working at a law firm or another corporate legal department, depending on the level of the position offered.

Typical in-house counsel (4-9 years of experience) duties:

Developing the organization's policies on industry-specific issues, corporate governance or regulatory affairsResearching and analyzing the law on complex issues and writing a brief for submission to a supervising lawyer or executive of the organizationAppearing in a court of law, an arbitration hearing or other judicial tribunal and initiating, prosecuting or defending litigation on behalf of the companyAnalyzing and summarizing complicated legal documents, including contracts, and making suggestions for alterations of those documentsNegotiating with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes, including settlement conferencesNegotiating and drafting contractsAnticipating and mitigating potential legal problems within the organization and developing strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk

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Management System
Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
Draft Contracts
Photocopying/Scanning documents
Claim Administration
Salary for In-House Counsel (4-9 years experience)
100500 - 166750
25th percentile
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available
Projected salaries for related positions Position title 25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer 170750 203500 248000 In-House Counsel/Associate General Counsel, 10+ Years' Experience 151750 174500 208250 In-House Counsel, 0-3 Years' Experience 84000 108750 130500

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