Become a Top Paid General Counsel: What You Should be Doing Now to Land on the List

Learn to secure your position as a senior management member and make your compelling case for a compensation package that matches your contributions and demonstrated abilities.
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Top Paid General Counsel ExecSense

Format 45 Minute Lesson
Chapters 6
Skill Level New to Topic
Audience General Counsel
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Course Description

In this lesson, ExecSense and expert, Will Barclay (Managing Director – Major, Lindsey & Africa), examine how to establish yourself as a top-earning in-house attorney, and how to negotiate the salary you deserve.

Learn to secure your position as a senior management member and make your compelling case for a compensation package that matches your contributions and demonstrated abilities.

In this 45-minute session, you will learn:

  • Everything General Counsel needs to know about marketing your talents to top-paying companies
  • A guide to becoming a trusted advisor to your company’s C-suite and executive board
  • Tips and techniques for proving your dollar value and catching your CEO’s attention
  • A checklist for positioning your role as General Counsel to catapult your earning potential
  • Case studies and success stories of like-minded in-house attorneys who have moved up the ladder to become top-paid General Counsel

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ExecSense Speaker

Will Barclay
Managing Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Legal Recruitment & Solutions


Will Barclay is a Managing Director with Major, Lindsey & Africa’s (MLA) In-House Practice Group in its Los Angeles office.

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He specializes in working with client companies to build, grow and restructure their legal departments through the acquisition of top legal talent and the implementation of strategic initiatives designed to increase efficiency and reduce overall legal spend.

As a consultant on legal recruitment and matters relating to corporate culture and structure, Will has distinguished himself as an especially trusted partner to entities that operate in highly regulated environments. His search experience includes work on behalf of publicly traded and privately held technology, biotech, entertainment, healthcare, real estate and manufacturing companies for positions ranging from General Counsel to junior staff counsel.

Prior to Joining MLA, Will worked in the management and production side of the entertainment industry and took a brief detour to law school (University of California, Hastings) before leaving to pursue entrepreneurial tech ventures.

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