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General Counsel Pay Trends, an Equilar publication, analyzes the compensation of General Counsels (GCs) disclosed in the SEC filings by Equilar 500 companies for the fiscal years of 2016 and 2017. The Equilar 500 is comprised of the 500 largest, by reported revenue, U.S.-headquartered companies that trade on one of the three major U.S. stock exchanges (Nasdaq, NYSE or NYSE American), with adjustments to compare to the sector mix of similar large-cap indices. The report highlights trends in the compensation of GCs and how companies decide to compensate the position. BarkerGilmore offered independent commentary to provide color on the shift in the role of the General Counsel in the last decade and how succession planning for top legal talent is critical in today’s corporate landscape.