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Working As A Corporate Attorney

  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $167,565

    Average Salary

What Does A Corporate Attorney Do At Market Traders Institute, Inc.

* Contract Administration
* Draft, revise contracts, agreements, leases, addendums; maintain associated files for Employee, Customer, Vendor, and Affiliate relationships.
* Manage compliance efforts with applicable Sales, Marketing & Solicitation regulations.
* Represent or assist outside counsel with the representation of the company small claims actions, including civil suits, special settlements, delinquency collection and employment actions.
* Demand letters for defaulted customer accounts Corporate registrations & renewals Corporate organizational documents, resolutions, formation docs Support HR related issues Employment and Termination agreements Research & advise on employment related issues Manage relationship with Better Business Bureaus Copyrights / Trademarks Keep informed of legislation, regulations, judicial and other legal developments and trends affecting the industry.
* Prepare and submit necessary reports to Executive Management.
* Analyze and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations with probable outcomes for the business.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Corporate Attorney Do At Qorvo

* Broad general transactional and general corporate responsibilities, including commercial transactions, employment matters, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance
* Provide broad-based employee training in compliance, governance, and other legal matters
* Present on legal matters to all levels of management
* Supervise outside counsel representing the company in select matters and legal proceedings
* Provide other support to the General Counsel and the company’s business units and other departments
* Some travel, both domestic and international

What Does A Corporate Attorney Do At Bridgepoint Education

* Reviews and ensures all filings of quarterly and annual reports with various agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), are timely and accurate;
* Prepares, reviews and files with the SEC and NYSE all required reports and notifications and otherwise ensure the Company's compliance with the SEC and NYSE rules and regulations;
* Assigns and reviews work done by outside counsel and ensures a timely, quality work product on a consistent basis;
* Negotiates and reviews complex contracts and agreements;
* Provides legal guidance on document interpretation;
* Analyzes legal and business risk and proposes creative, business oriented solutions;
* Oversees legal research, analysis and drafting of memoranda for members of Bridgepoint's Legal Department and Management;
* Demonstrates the ability to maximize human capital by fostering an environment that encompasses the organization's culture and executes the mission, goals and core values;
* Reviews corporate policies and suggests recommended changes; and
* In conjunction with others, develops litigation strategies in appropriate areas as needed, and monitors both internal and external resources activities with that strategy

What Does A Corporate Attorney Do At Boart Longyear

* Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
* Demonstrated experience as typically acquired in 5
* years of business related experience including business transactions, governance support, and industry law legal analysis.
* Assist with general corporate work, including drafting and negotiating contracts and structuring mergers and acquisitions.
* Exposure and general understanding of basic employment law issues.
* Excellent judgement and proven experience analyzing risks and making risk determinations.
* Expertise in state and federal regulations as they pertain to mining and drilling industry a plus but not required.
* In-house counsel expertise is desirable.
* Knowledge of corporate transaction and contracting processes, including reviewing, drafting, revising, negotiating, and finalizing contracts and structural deal terms.
* Strong business acumen
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Excellent problem solving skills

What Does A Corporate Attorney Do At Robert Half

* provide general transactional and corporate assistance, including commercial transactions, employment matters, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.
* If you are interested in this position, have 2
* years of Corporate Associate experience, and want to work in Downers Grove please send a copy of your resume ASAP to claire.marshall@roberthalflegal.com AND chinetta.foster@roberthalflegal.com ASAP.
* Located in major North American and global markets, Robert Half Legal is the premier provider of legal staffing and consulting solutions on a full-time, project, and temporary basis, serving both law firms and corporate legal departments.
* We also provide project and eDiscovery teams and workspace for a wide range of initiatives, including litigation support, mergers and acquisitions and document review matters.
* Our dedicated teams' industry experience allows us to quickly match skilled legal professionals with the best available jobs.
* We offer challenging opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits, and skills-enhancement training.
* Call your local Robert Half Legal office at 888
* to discover more about this position.
* Apply for this job now or contact our branch office for additional information.
* All applicants applying for U
* S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States.
* All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada.
* Robert Half Legal.
* An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans
* By clicking 'Apply Now' you are agreeing to Robert Half Terms of Use.
* Req ID:
* Functional Role:
* Attorney
* Licensed I 0
* yrs exp
* Country:
* State:
* IL
* City:
* Downers Grove
* Postal Code:
* Compensation:* $110,000.00 to $130,000
* per year

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How To Become A Corporate Attorney

All lawyers must have a law degree and must also typically pass a state’s written bar examination.


Becoming a lawyer usually takes 7 years of full-time study after high school—4 years of undergraduate study, followed by 3 years of law school. Most states and jurisdictions require lawyers to complete a juris doctor (J.D.) degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). ABA accreditation signifies that the law school—particularly its curricula and faculty—meets certain standards.

A bachelor’s degree is required for entry into most law schools, and courses in English, public speaking, government, history, economics, and mathematics are useful.

Almost all law schools, particularly those approved by the ABA, require applicants to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). This test measures applicants’ aptitude for the study of law.

A J.D. degree program includes courses such as constitutional law, contracts, property law, civil procedure, and legal writing. Law students may choose specialized courses in areas such as tax, labor, and corporate law.


Prospective lawyers take licensing exams called "bar exams." When a lawyer receives their license to practice law, they are "admitted to the bar."

To practice law in any state, a person must be admitted to the state’s bar under rules established by the jurisdiction’s highest court. The requirements vary by individual states and jurisdictions. For more details on individual state and jurisdiction requirements, visit the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Most states require that applicants graduate from an ABA-accredited law school, pass one or more written bar exams, and be found by an admitting board to have the character to represent and advise others. Prior felony convictions, academic misconduct, or a history of substance abuse are just some factors that may disqualify an applicant from being admitted to the bar.

Lawyers who want to practice in more than one state often must take the bar exam in each state.

After graduation, lawyers must keep informed about legal developments that affect their practices. Almost all states require lawyers to participate in continuing legal education either every year or every 3 years. 

Many law schools and state and local bar associations provide continuing legal education courses that help lawyers stay current with recent developments. Courses vary by state and generally cover a subject within the practice of law, such as legal ethics, taxes and tax fraud, and healthcare. Some states allow lawyers to take their continuing education credits through online courses. 


Newly hired attorneys usually start as associates and work with more experienced lawyers. After several years, some lawyers may be admitted to partnership of their firm, which means they become partial owners of the firm.

After gaining a few years of work experience, some lawyers go into practice for themselves or move to the legal department of a large corporation. Very few in-house attorneys are hired directly out of law school.

A small number of experienced lawyers are nominated or elected to judgeships. Other lawyers may become full-time law school faculty and administrators. For more information about judges and law school faculty, see the profile on judges and hearing officers and the profile on postsecondary teachers.

Other Experience

Law students often gain practical experience by participating in school-sponsored legal clinics, in a school’s moot court competitions, in practice trials under the supervision of experienced lawyers and judges, and through research and writing on legal issues for a school’s law journals.

Part-time jobs or summer internships in law firms, government agencies, and corporate legal departments also provide valuable experience. Some smaller firms, government agencies, and public interest organizations may hire students as summer associate interns after they have completed their first year at law school. Many larger firms’ summer internship programs are only eligible to law students who have completed their second year. These experiences can help law students decide what kind of legal work they want to focus on in their careers, and these internships may lead directly to a job after graduation.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Lawyers help their clients resolve problems and issues. As a result, they must be able to analyze large amounts of information, determine relevant facts, and propose viable solutions.

Interpersonal skills. Lawyers must win the respect and confidence of their clients by building a trusting relationship, so that clients feel comfortable enough to share personal information related to their case.

Problem-solving skills. Lawyers must separate their emotions and prejudice from their clients’ problems and objectively evaluate the matter. Therefore, good problem-solving skills are important for lawyers, to prepare the best defense and recommendation.

Research skills. Preparing legal advice or representation for a client commonly requires substantial research. All lawyers need to be able to find what applicable laws and regulations apply to a specific matter.

Speaking skills. Clients hire lawyers to speak on their behalf. Lawyers must be able to clearly present and explain their case to arbitrators, mediators, opposing parties, judges, or juries. 

Writing skills. Lawyers need to be precise and specific when preparing documents, such as wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.

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Corporate Attorney Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Chinese

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • Hebrew

  • Mandarin

  • Swedish

  • Russian

  • Greek

  • Welsh

  • Arabic

  • Navajo

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Real Corporate Attorney Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Attorney (International, Corporate) Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP New York, NY Mar 16, 2011 $500,000
Senior Corporate Securities Attorney Kirkland & Ellis LLP New York, NY Aug 17, 2015 $295,000
Attorney, Corporate Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, A Professional Co Newport Beach, CA Oct 01, 2011 $281,745
Corporate Attorney, Private Funds Group Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP New York, NY Oct 29, 2015 $250,000
Attorney (Corporate) Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP New York, NY May 01, 2011 $250,000 -
Attorney (Corporate) Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP New York, NY Aug 01, 2011 $250,000 -
Corporate Finance Attorney (U.S.-Israel Practic Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC New York, NY Oct 01, 2012 $230,000
Corporate Attorney Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP New York, NY Aug 21, 2008 $230,000
International Business and Corporate Attorney Yang & Wang, P.C. Industry, CA Oct 19, 2016 $213,970
International Business and Corporate Attorney Yang & Wang, P.C. Industry, CA Sep 12, 2016 $213,970
Corporate Attorney, Private Funds Group Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP New York, NY Aug 22, 2016 $210,704
Corporate Attorney, Financing Group Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP New York, NY Feb 24, 2016 $210,000
Attorney, Corporate Latham & Watkins LLP Houston, TX Mar 18, 2015 $210,000
Corporate Attorney Berger Legal Secondment & Solutions, LLC New York, NY Jul 15, 2014 $210,000
Attorney, M&A and Corporate Transactions Nixon Peabody LLP San Francisco, CA Apr 15, 2016 $171,912
Attorney, Corporate Transactions Latham & Watkins LLP New York, NY Mar 22, 2016 $170,000
Attorney-Corporate or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Feb 24, 2015 $169,749 -
Corporate Attorney, Business Transactions Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Pa New York, NY Aug 06, 2016 $167,565 -
Attorney, Chinese Corporate and Immigration Bernstein Osberg-Braun P.L. Miami, FL Dec 01, 2014 $148,054
Corporate Attorney Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A. Miami, FL Sep 11, 2014 $148,054 -
Corporate Law Attorney White and Williams LLP Philadelphia, PA Sep 22, 2010 $133,980
Shareholder Attorney (Corporate Litigation) Porter Scott Sacramento, CA Sep 08, 2013 $130,000 -
Corporate Law Attorney White and Williams LLP Philadelphia, PA Aug 13, 2008 $128,000
Corporate Attorney American Tower Corporation Boston, MA Dec 13, 2014 $92,700

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Top Skills for A Corporate Attorney


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Top Corporate Attorney Skills

  1. Real Estate Leases
  2. Regulatory Compliance
  3. Intellectual Property
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Drafted and negotiated real estate leases, manufacturing/supply/distribution arrangements.
  • Reviewed new products marketing and advertising from a regulatory compliance and legal posture.
  • Coordinate with corporate clients' on intellectual property, governmental and regulatory affairs.
  • Represented corporations, including public and private technology entities, in mergers and acquisition, lending, and finance transactions.
  • Advised Financial Services and negotiated dispute settlements involving payment and services.

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