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The Top-Rated Lawyers in Corporate Compliance

Att-logo As a think-tank that studies best practices in business ethics and corporate responsibility, the Ethisphere Institute likes to do good for those who do good by shining a spotlight on them. In past posts here, I've written about its list of the 100 most influential people in business ethics, among whom were 19 lawyers, and its list of the world's most ethical companies, which highlighted the roles played by key in-house counsel.

Now Ethisphere is out with a new list and for the first time it focuses exclusively on Attorneys Who Matter, more than 100 lawyers selected as the "best and brightest" in the areas of ethics and compliance. This list is divided into five general categories -- Hall of Fame, Top Guns, Up and Comers/Rising Starts, Government Stars, Top General Counsel/In-House Counsel and Top Ethics and Compliance Officers -- and then also another nine categories focused on compliance specialties such as antitrust, government contracting and securities.

Five attorneys made the Hall of Fame list. Ethisphere describes them as the "best of the best." They are the lawyers who scored the highest in nine criteria that included their recognized expertise, peer and client endorsements, their high-profile clients and cases, public service and more. They are:

While the Hall of Fame is composed entirely of men, the list of 15 lawyers named as Top Guns includes three women who are singled out for their experience and leadership:

Ethisphere's ranking names 11 in-house lawyers as the top ethics and compliance officers. They include Andy Hinton of Google, Odell Guyton of Microsoft, David Landau of Starbucks, Wendy Hallgren of Fluor and Chad Fentress of Accenture. The full list of lawyers in all categories can be seen at Ethisphere.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on July 31, 2009 at 11:59 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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