Deputy general counsel — no less than three of them in one small department!

I just heard of a law department with less than a dozen lawyers that has three Deputy General Counsel. Talk about title inflation! The Deputy General Counsel title should be used sparingly (See my post of Nov. 20, 2007: typical roles of Deputy GCs and five in-house lawyers who hold that title.).

Since that post I have mentioned one other lawyer with that title (See my post Nov. 20, 2007: ConocoPhillips.) and made some other references (See my posts of Nov. 6, 2007: value of long-term compensation; and March 13, 2008: gaps in cash compensation.).

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