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Can someone please explain to me the differences between corporate counsel, legal counsel, and associate counsel?

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I think it depends on the company. Corporate counsel, to me, signifies in-house counsel for a company. Associate counsel is the same, but junior. And legal counsel is kind of the same thing. So, to me, these all mean the same thing—in house lawyers—but with different places in the pecking order in a company.

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It really depends on the company. We don’t have corporate counsel or legal counsel- in my experience applying to random jobs, associate counsel and corporate counsel both tend to be ~5 years of experience. Sometimes you get a corporate counsel as 10+ years though. I’ve never run across a position called “legal counsel” unless they’re the only lawyer at the company but that’s just my experience

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I worked at a large multinational corp and most of us were legal counsel or senior legal counsel save for the few management level AGC, GC, managing counsels. Really depends on company

My company goes Associate Corporate Counsel -> Corporate Counsel -> Sr. Corporate Counsel -> Assistant General Counsel -> Deputy General Counsel -> General Counsel. The first four titles do the exact same work, but I guess since they don’t want to give substantial raises you just get a new title every 18-24 months.

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At my company corporate counsel isn’t a level it’s a practice area. No one uses legal counsel as a title. Associate counsel is 5-9 years experience. Every company hasn’t different naming conventions

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