There’s a new cash king in town. Our ranking of the highest-paid general counsel is based on total cash compensation in 2019, but most of these lawyers received big equity payouts too.

The 2020 General Counsel Compensation Report is based on Corporate Counsel affiliate ALM Intelligence’s analysis of Fortune 1000 companies’ 2019 Securities and Exchange Commission filings and compilation of their top lawyers’ compensation data.

Where We Get Our Numbers