Business success

Survey: Competitive jobs market pushes in-house counsel salaries higher


In-house counsel salaries across every industry bounced back in 2021 from the doldrums of the pandemic, with a competitive jobs market forcing recruiters to offer more bonuses, according to the latest compensation survey by BarkerGilmore.


SEC reopens comment period on Dodd-Frank pay vs. performance rule


The Securities and Exchange Commission reopened the comment period for its pay versus performance rule, a long-dormant provision contained in the Dodd-Frank Act that was never implemented.


McDonald’s claws back $105M severance paid to disgraced former CEO


McDonald’s has agreed to drop its lawsuit against disgraced former CEO Steve Easterbrook, who will return more than $105 million in equity and cash he received upon the termination of his employment in 2019.

ITM 2021 practitioner profiles

Graphic: 2021 CCO salary practitioner profiles

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Benchmark against your peers with chief compliance officer salary data from over 300 respondents to our annual Inside the Mind of the CCO survey.

Employee compensation

SEC updates guidance on ‘spring-loaded’ compensation awards


The Securities and Exchange Commission released new guidance for listed companies on how to properly recognize and disclose compensation costs for “spring-loaded” awards made to executives.


Stop normalizing the gender pay gap


Our “Inside the Mind of the CCO” survey revealed women in compliance were paid far less than men. In a profession where practitioners are hailed as paragons of ethical integrity, why is this OK?

Stock data view

​FASB update provides expedient for valuing share-based awards


The Financial Accounting Standards Board has provided a practical expedient for private companies to reduce the complexity of determining the fair value of share-based awards.

Executive clawbacks

SEC executive pay clawback rule primed for ‘significant opposition’


The SEC is poised to pass an executive compensation rule that would require public companies to claw back incentive-based compensation if their finances are restated within the previous three years. Experts expect pushback to the proposed mandate.


SEC seeks to implement Dodd-Frank provision on executive compensation votes


The SEC has proposed rulemaking that would enact a provision of the Dodd-Frank Act requiring mutual fund managers to disclose how they voted on proxy proposals, including on compensation agreements with company executives.

Employee incentives

Attracting top talent post-COVID means living employee values


In emerging from the pandemic, the hiring landscape has changed. The companies to thrive in this environment will be the ones that quickly adapt and recognize the kind of care and attention their employees need.


Compensation report shows CCOs rewarded for pandemic work


Public-sector chief compliance officers in healthcare and life sciences made more than half a million dollars in total compensation in 2020, part of a wave of annual salary increases across the board represented in the latest compensation survey by BarkerGilmore.