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Aspiring general counsel can take a tip from a new study that shows 70 percent of U.S. general counsel rose from an in-house counsel background rather than arrived from a law firm.

Also, the typical GC, according to the study’s findings, is a middle-aged male, living in California or New York, working in the financial services industry, and earning about $408,000 a year with salary and bonuses. The just-released study, 2019 General Counsel Landscape, was conducted by the Association of Corporate Counsel and LawGeex, a legal technology firm specializing in automated contract review.

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Sue Reisinger

Senior reporter at ALM since 2004; based in Florida; covers general counsel and white collar crime; contact: [email protected]

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