Sample General Counsel Resume

A general counsel resume is the applicant's opportunity to focus on his experience as the chief lawyer of a corporation. All general counsel resumes should reflect the job seeker's ability to do the job, his training, experience, and recognition, if it applies.

Grant Harris
101 Smart Street
Any Town, USA 9999
Home: (888) 888-8888
Cell: (888) 888-7777


A position as General Counsel


Trained, licensed, and experienced in legal matters pertaining to the business organizations and enterprises.


General Counsel, 2000 to present:

Fulton Telecommunications, Inc., Big City, USA.

Responsible for providing a forum for input on key areas of legislative policy as it relates to the goals and mission of the company.

Associate General Counsel, 1998-2000:

Gable and Garth Enterprises, Little Town, USA.

Enabled and supported management to carry out their best practices in relation to law, risk management, compliance with the law and related areas of common interest.


J.D., Business Law, 1997,

Jefferson Law School, Any City, USA


Legal Professionals of America:

Leadership Award, 2005

NOTE: One to two-page general counsel resumes are popular with potential employers. The general counsel resume shown here is a shortened version of one that would attract a hiring manager. Use it as an example to build your own.