General counsel salaries stagnated and bonuses slumped amid the COVID-19 pandemic and an unprecedented year of upheaval. But while the overall pay landscape was gloomy, legal chiefs in certain segments of the entertainment industry managed to catch some rays. Check out the chart below for the complete list. In addition, you can read the full story here.
The 2021 General Counsel Compensation Report is based on Corporate Counsel affiliate ALM Intelligence’s analysis of Fortune 1000 companies’ 2020 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.