Bloomberg Law
Jan. 6, 2021, 8:43 PM

Apple’s Top Lawyer Adams Earned Over $26 Million in 2020

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

Apple Inc. faced myriad legal and regulatory challenges in 2020, and its top in-house lawyer reaped the benefits.

General Counsel Katherine “Kate” Adams received a total compensation package of more than $26.4 million from Apple in 2020, according to an annual proxy statement filed late Tuesday by the Cupertino, Calif.-based company.

The bulk of that sum, which represents a slight increase over what Adams earned in 2019, is comprised of nearly $21.7 million in stock awards. Adams also earned almost $4.6 million in cash last year, including a base salary of $1 million.

Her total pay topped that of ...

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