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Legal Counsel Corporate Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$154,492 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Legal Counsel Corporate is $154,492 a year and $74 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Legal Counsel Corporate is between $106,560 and $192,688. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Legal Counsel Corporate. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Advises, consults, litigates and performs trial work, and carries out the legal processes necessary to effect the rights, privileges, and obligations of the organization.
  • Studies Constitution, statues, decisions, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies.
  • Gathers evidence and information for management decision making.
  • Prepares and reviews various legal instruments and documents, such as contracts, leases, licenses, purchases, sales, real estate, etc.
  • Examines legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit.
  • Examines material, such as advertisements, publications, etc., for legal implications, advising officials of proposed legislation that might affect the organization.
  • Applies for copyrights or registration of the organization's products, processes, devices, and trademarks, advising whether to initiate or defend law suits.
  • Conducts pretrial preparations and defends the organization in lawsuits.
  • Advises officials on tax matters, government regulations, and/or legal rights.
  • Represents the company before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of the government.
  • Requires completion of law school with an LLB degree or JD degree and admission to the bar.
Legal Counsel Corporate Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Lawyers

Job family population: 628,370

Estimated population of Legal Counsel Corporate jobs: 44,947

Rate of error: 0.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Legal Counsel Corporate Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Corporate Counsel - Litigation
May 24
Chicago, IL, USA
Hyatt Corporate Office IL - Chicago Legal Director Full-time Yearly US Dollar (USD) pay basis Req ... Collaborating with, directing and managing outside counsel and e-discovery vendors. * Conducting ...
Legal and Compliance Counsel
Apr 15
Chicago, IL, USA
This position reports directly to the company's senior legal counsel. Job Duties and ... Corporate Compliance; * Respond to consumer and regulatory complaints, and provide litigation ...
Corporate Counsel
Apr 27
Oak Brook, IL, USA
Ace Hardware
* Posted at 2019-04-26 07:00:00 * Full time * REQ-05344 The Job Our Legal Department, which is 5 strong, is looking to mentor and grow a Corporate Counsel . In this position, you will report to the ...
Assistant General Counsel
May 16
Rosemont, IL, USA
Provides counsel for corporate legal matters. Reviews department contracts, manages the AAOS electronic contract management system and trains staff on its use. Provide legal oversight and review for ...
Junior Paralegal - Operational and Transactional Support
Mar 22
Chicago, United States
Revantage Corporate Services
US-IL-Chicago Job ID 2019-1382 Category Legal Revantage Corporate Services is a newly formed ... Work closely with in-house attorneys, outside counsel, corporate departments, and business units on ...
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