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Corporate Attorney—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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Corporate lawyers, sometimes known as corporation lawyers or attorneys, corporate counsels, and general counsels, advise corporations concerning their legal rights, obligations, and privileges. They study constitutions, statutes, previous decisions, ordinances, and decisions of quasi-judicial bodies that are applicable to corporations. They advise corporations on the pros and cons of prosecuting or defending a lawsuit. They act as agents of the corporation in various business transactions and seek to help clients avoid expensive litigation. Approximately 823,900 lawyers are employed at corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. 

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Law Degree




About as Fast as the Average
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Career Ladder
Chief Legal Officer

General Counsel

Managing Attorney

Corporate Lawyer

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