Michael Byrne serves as the Senior Vice President for the Ethisphere Institute. In this role, Mr. Byrne works with members of the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance, companies named to Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list and others to further the dialogue around the imperative of ethics and compliance in business today.
Prior to joining Ethisphere, Mr. Byrne was Assistant General Counsel at TeleTech Holdings, Inc., a leading business process outsourcing company that provided services to multinational companies, including many in the Fortune 500. At TeleTech, Mr. Byrne was responsible for managing the company’s commercial litigation as well as its compliance program; that complex program covered over forty thousand employees, as well as the compliance issues facing TeleTech’s clients and required Mr. Byrne to be on top of the compliance issues facing almost every major business segment, including financial services and healthcare.
Mr. Byrne’s experience managing compliance for a publicly traded global company that was also a supplier to Fortune 500 companies, combined with his current role interacting with companies and professionals at the forefront of the ethics and compliance field, give him a unique appreciation and understanding of the various challenges facing companies today.
Before joining TeleTech, Mr. Byrne practiced at Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck where he focused on complex commercial litigation, including security fraud and antitrust matters. And before that, he practiced at Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll, where he worked on large and complex antitrust matters.
Mr. Byrne received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctor with honors from The George Washington University.