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The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world's largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe.

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ACC and Empsight Join Efforts to Offer Unrivaled In-house Compensation Data

Empsight International, LLC is a leading provider of specialized compensation data for Fortune 500 companies and other large multi-national enterprises. ACC has partnered with Empsight to offer the most relevant and in-depth compensation survey on the market for in-house legal departments globally. Our goal is to provide an expanded range of compensation products so that all ACC members can benefit, from individual law department staff in the smallest departments to those in the largest global corporations.

Topics covered in the survey include:

  • Law department compensation by position: from GC to paralegal
  • Impact of COVID-19 on staffing
  • Law department work from home practices
  • Employee accommodation and flexibility requests
  • Law department spending
  • Salary increase for 2020 and forecast for 2021
  • Total rewards practices
  • Vacation and training

Participate in the 2020 Law Department Compensation Survey:

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Access a PDF version of the survey (for review purposes only — please complete the survey online.)

Survey Participation Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2020 | Reports Released: September 2020


Why Participate?

  • Survey participants will receive a question-by-question report of the results
  • Benchmark against relevant peers across an expansive range of compensation metrics for 52 different in-house positions (lawyer and non-lawyer) with detailed job descriptions
  • Survey responses are completely anonymous and Safe Harbor compliant
  • You can save your responses, allowing you to complete the survey at your own pace and in more than one sitting

Participation in the survey is both individual and department-based. We welcome self-reported survey responses where a single individual reports salary information only for themselves. However, Department-based survey responses should be completed by a senior executive (in Legal or HR) for the entire legal department. We are requesting that salary information be reported for all legal department staff in this case.

Survey Participation Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2020 | Reports Released: September 2020

2018 Global Compensation Report


Can't wait until September? Review the full suite of 2018 Global Compensation Reports, including the full report with 13 different job titles and reports for each individual position also available separately.

ACC 2018 Compensation Report


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