Lawyer salary

Alphabet Top Lawyer Pockets $15 Million in Year of Antitrust Struggles

Alphabet Inc. paid its top lawyer nearly $14.7 million in compensation last year, the tech titan said on Friday.

J. Kent Walker Jr., president of global affairs and chief legal officer of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, was among the company’s highest-earning executives in 2021. Alphabet disclosed the salary information in a filed proxy statement. Friday night.

The company faces increasing antitrust scrutiny from the Justice Department. A group of state attorneys general have also been accused of Alphabet monopolizing the digital advertising market.

Walker earned $650,000 in base salary from Alphabet and about $14 million in stock last year. Those sums are down from the nearly $51 million salary package Walker received in 2020, the first year he appeared on the Mountain View, Calif.-based internet search giant’s summary pay table. .

He’s since received a pay raise: Alphabet earlier this year raised Walker’s base salary to $1 million and awarded him performance shares and restricted stock worth $23 million.

Netflix Chief Legal Officer Pay

David Hyman, longtime chief legal officer and corporate secretary of the streaming company netflixearned nearly $10.2 million in total compensation last year.

Hyman, who also got a pay raise from Netflix this year, took home $4.7 million in cash and earned more than $5.4 million in option awards in 2021. He has been with the company for a decade after working in private practice at Morrison & Foerster and Arent. Fox.

Netflix disclosed Hyman’s compensation in a proxy statement filed Friday.