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1. Denise Keane of Altria Group Inc., who also topped the overall GC compensation rankings, brought home an impressive $9,000,500 in total cash compensation.

2. American Express Company legal boss Laureen Seeger came in behind Keane this year with a total cash haul of $6,193,000.

3. Maryanne Lavan of Lockheed Martin Corporation earned $2,791,248.

4. Behind Lavan in this year’s rankings is Laura Schumacher of AbbVie Inc. Schumacher made $2,605,369 for overseeing a whole host of areas at the pharmaceutical company besides just legal.

5. The next highest earner on the list is Marianne Short of UnitedHealth Group, bringing home $2,598,100.

6. Sandra Leung joined Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, in 1992 as a litigation department staff attorney. Along with her upward trajectory has come a healthy pay package of $2,134,577 in total cash.

7. Deborah Long of Protective Life Corporation is proof that the insurance industry can pay out well. She brought home $2,002,904 in this year’s survey.

8. Next on our list with a total cash pay of $1,974,000 is Suzanne Rich Folsom, a veteran legal department leader who is currently general counsel of United States Steel Corporation.

9. According to this year’s survey, Elisa Garcia of Macy’s Inc. made $1,934,899.

10. Last but most certainly not least is Kim Rivera of Hewlett-Packard Inc who made $1,893,254 this year.

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Rebekah Mintzer

Rebekah is the editor of the In-House Desk at American Lawyer Media. She and her team work on telling stories about corporate legal departments and what makes in-house lawyers tick.

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