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An Ethical View From Legal Experts Raising the Corporate Bar

Top General Counsels from The Hershey Company, Infosys, General Motors, Parsons Corporation, DynCorp, Arm, Lincoln Financial, Lonza, and more to speak at the 11th Annual Global Ethics Summit in 2019

Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, today announced that a selection of leading General Counsels from major multinationals are set to share leading perspectives and drive robust conversations at Ethisphere’s 11th Annual Global Ethics Summit on March 13-14, 2019, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. Among the standout leadership at this year’s Summit are:

  • Damien Atkins, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, The Hershey Company;
  • Inderpreet Sawhney, Group General Counsel & CCO, Infosys
  •  Jeffrey A. Taylor, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, General Motors
  •  Michael R. (Mike) Kolloway, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Parsons Corporation
  • Greg Nixon, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, DynCorp
  • Carolyn Herzog, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Arm
  • Kirkland L. Hicks, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Lincoln Financial Group
  • Stacey Hanna, General Counsel, Ethics & Compliance, Lonza
  • Michele Brown, SVP, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, and Deputy General Counsel, Leidos
  • Gloria Santona, Of Counsel, Baker McKenzie and former Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, McDonald’s Corporation

“Few corporate leaders are as uniquely situated as the General Counsel to drive change and culture at the company. They frequently have a pipeline into the board and executive teams while also having their hand on the pulse of compliance or complete ownership of it,” said Kevin McCormack, Vice President, Global Thought Leadership, Ethisphere. “The Global Ethics Summit frequently places the General Counsel at the center of a variety of conversations, tapping into the myriad of disciplines, talents, and styles needed to serve the company and its many stakeholders effectively. From the General Counsels involved each year, we see that while they may represent very different organizations and industries, there is a shared purpose and ongoing commitment to raising the bar on corporate integrity.”

“Doing well by doing good is a concept that is embedded in the fabric of Hershey. As a company whose reputation is wholly dependent upon providing edible joy for people across the world, we are always exploring innovative and impactful ways to further guide our efforts,” said Damien Atkins, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, The Hershey Company. “As such, we place the highest focus on our purpose-driven culture, which is the foundation of our ethics and compliance program. I am honored that Ethisphere has offered us the opportunity to share our practices, and I look forward to this conversation at the 2019 Global Ethics Summit.”

“Parsons is synonymous with innovation, which means that we are frequently breaking barriers in the pursuit of making the world a better, safer, and more sustainable place,” said Mike Kolloway (pictured right), Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Parsons Corporation. “Our six principles by which we conduct business—safety, quality, integrity, diversity, innovation, and sustainability—are the bedrock for how we have built and maintained a strong reputation that is an asset to our overall business plan. We look forward to sharing our story at the Summit.”

The Global Ethics Summit is Ethisphere’s flagship event where CEOs, Board Members, Chief Legal Officers/General Counsels, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officers, and other business influencers representing a diverse set of experiences gather to inspire best practices in building ethical businesses through purpose-driven strategies.

“From pioneering advancements in AI to data security, our mission at Arm is to provide business solutions that matter, and in today’s environment where corporate image is an extremely powerful catalyst or detriment to business, we recognize that the decisions on how we commit to ethics, including ethics in AI or protecting customer data, are part of a digital social contract we have with our customers and partners—and society as a whole,” said Carolyn Herzog (pictured right), Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Arm. “The Summit is always a gathering of great minds in the ethics, CSR, and compliance space, so we are proud to take part as a presenter at the 2019 Global Ethics Summit.”

Now in its 11th year, the Summit is expected to bring together over 500 delegates from a diverse set of industries and will offer participants the opportunity to engage in candid and interactive sessions. Attendees will receive:

  • Practical insights from some of the most respected company leaders in both plenary and breakout sessions
  • Access to an important mix of information about topics including harassment/#MeToo, data analytics, due diligence, influencing global stakeholders, cyber risk in the value chain, and more
  • Peer-to-peer workshops offering a closely held exchange of ideas and practices
  • Expanded networking opportunities to connect with over 300 different distinct companies from the US, Europe, Asia, and Latin America

Registration is now open for the 2019 Global Ethics Summit, with special rates for tickets still in effect. To learn more and to register, visit Follow the conversation on Twitter under #GlobalEthicsSummit19

The recap of the 2018 Summit experience is available for download at

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About Ethisphere 

The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with Ethisphere Magazine. Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs that include Ethics Inside® Certification and Compliance Leader Verification™. More information about Ethisphere can be found at


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