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Statistics of the week: Biglaw stints pay off for GCs

According to a survey released this week, Am Law 100 attorneys considering moving internally can expect wages significantly higher than those who have no experience with large law firms.

The 2021 In-House Compensation Report from BarkerGilmore, a legal and compliance recruiting firm, shows that in-house attorneys with Am Law 100 experience had average total compensation packages that were 35% higher than those of attorneys with no law firm experience. The difference was greatest at the General Counsel level, which had a 41% gap.

In-house attorneys with experience in smaller law firms were also rewarded higher than those with no prior experience, although they still lagged behind Am Law 100 attorneys at the levels of general counsel, managing counsel, and senior counsel.

The internal compensation report 2021 [BarkerGilmore]

Jeremy Barker is Director of Content Marketing at Breaking Media. Feel free to email him with questions or comments and connect on LinkedIn.

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