NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Ethisphere Institute today announced its first annual list of Attorneys Who Matter, recognizing more than 100 attorneys who’ve made exceptional contributions to the corporate compliance field. The list is divided into 15 categories, including Hall of Fame, Top Guns, Up-and-Comers, Government Stars, Top General Counsel and Top Ethics and Compliance Officers.
"Ethisphere is proud to honor the Attorneys Who Matter for the work they do in advancing the cause of ethics and corporate compliance," said Stephen Martin, Executive Editor of Ethisphere. "The attorneys on this list are the best of the best and have a wide range of experience as both in-house and outside counsel, assisting corporations in effectively handling compliance issues. They understand the importance of ethics and compliance as a business issue and have made implementing and upholding high standards their utmost priority."
The following criteria were used in determining the list of winning attorneys: recognized expertise, peer/client endorsements, high-profile litigation, number of cases won, high-profile clients, public service, legal community engagement, academic involvement and other awards and recognitions.
The Hall of Fame category recognizes the attorneys who scored highest in each of the nine criteria. These attorneys have had long, successful careers in a number of different positions and specialties. This year’s Hall of Fame includes:
Next on the list are the Top Guns. These attorneys have a wide range of experience and are leaders in the outside counsel community. This year’s list includes:
Other categories include Up-and-Comers, Government Stars, Top General Counsel and Top Ethics and Compliance Officers. Some of these winners include:
For a full list of the winning attorneys in all 15 categories, visit http://ethisphere.com/attorneys-who-matter/.
About Ethisphere Institute
The research-based Ethisphere Institute is a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. The Institute’s associated membership group, the Ethisphere Council, is a forum for business ethics that includes over 200 leading corporations, universities and institutions. The Ethisphere Council is dedicated to the development and advancement of individuals on its membership council through increased efficiency, innovation, tools, mentoring, advice, and unique career opportunities. Ethisphere Magazine, which publishes the globally recognized World’s Most Ethical Companies Ranking™, is the quarterly publication of the Institute. More information on the Ethisphere Institute, including ranking projects and membership, can be found at http://www.ethisphere.org.
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