Deneen Howell Discusses Compensation Negotiations in Corporate Counsel

August 2022

Partner Deneen Howell, who co-chairs the firm’s Employment Counseling practice group, was recently quoted in the article “Why Some Legal Chiefs Undersell Themselves During Pay Negotiations” published by Corporate Counsel via The article discusses how some general counsel, particularly diverse corporate counsel, have been “selling themselves short when negotiating their compensation packages.”  Asked to weigh in on compensation negotiations, Deneen explained that “[m]en tend to be more aggressive, and I think that’s because they’ve not been socialized to think that’s problematic. . . .  It’s expected of them, and they don’t get penalized for doing it in a way that women and people of color have been.”

Deneen has an extensive executive compensation practice where she represents top executives as well as fiduciary and advisory board members of public and privately-held companies. In addition, she regularly advises senior executives leading colleges and universities, major non-profits, trade associations, professional sports organizations, and media companies.  

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