Pay for the nation’s most powerful legal chiefs has rocketed back into the stratosphere following a slump amid corporate austerity measures during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic—and a familiar name has reclaimed this year’s cash king crown. Check out the chart below for the complete list. In addition, you can read the full story here.
The 2022 General Counsel Compensation Report is based on Corporate Counsel affiliate ALM Intelligence’s analysis of Fortune 1000 companies’ 2021 Securities and Exchange Commission filings and a compilation of their top lawyers’ compensation data. Because not every general counsel is named on their company’s proxy filing, not every lawyer in the Fortune 1000 is included on our list. Our ranking is based on cash compensation, which includes salary, bonus and nonequity incentives, a post-Dodd-Frank Act form of performance-based pay.