Todd Sirras featured in The American Lawyer: “The 100 Best-Paid General Counsel—and What They Make”

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Todd Sirras was recently featured in The American Lawyer, “The 100 Best-Paid General Counsel—and What They Make.”

“I’m a big believer in the use of discretion in the pay program,” says Todd Sirras, managing director of Los Angeles-based executive compensation consulting firm Semler Brossy. “But say-on-pay has reinforced a sort of us vs. them mentality, which is: If we don’t mind the board, the board is just going to go pay everyone a gajillion dollars because that’s easy and it makes everyone feel good.” Sirras calls the story of general counsel and say-on-pay one of “collateral damage.” Although the scrutiny has largely been on CEO compensation since say-on-pay votes at public companies began, the general counsel has gotten caught up in the changes too.