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Now Open: Nominations for Ethisphere’s 2017 Attorneys Who Matter

Honorees on Ethisphere’s Attorneys Who Matter list come from a variety of disciplines, including federal agencies and the bench, in-house counsel and outside counsel.

New York, NY , June 22, 2017 ( – ​​​Ethisphere, the global leader in defining and advancing standards of ethical business practices, announced today that it is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Attorneys Who Matter list.


“The annual Attorneys Who Matter list recognizes individuals who represent the best and brightest minds in the legal field today and who are widely respected across the legal, compliance and governance community,” said Stefan Linssen, Chief Content Officer, Ethisphere. “We are proud to honor lawyers who continue to make a profound impact in furthering ethical business practices worldwide. Whether in-house or in private practice, these leaders show a special interest in supporting the rule of law and connecting ethics to improved business results — and ultimately to a more fair and productive society.”


Honorees on Ethisphere’s Attorneys Who Matter list come from a variety of disciplines, including federal agencies and the bench, in-house counsel and outside counsel.


Applicants are evaluated based on the following nine criteria:

  • Recognized expertise
  • Peer/client endorsements
  • High-profile litigation
  • Number of cases won
  • High-profile clients
  • Public service
  • Legal community engagement
  • Academic involvement
  • Other awards and recognitions


Once selected, honorees are placed into one of six distinct categories: Hall of Fame, Top Guns, Best General Counsel, Ethics & Compliance, Government Stars and Specialists — Private Practice.


“It is certainly an honor to be a part of this list, but the real virtue of the recognition is the benefit of joining a professional community dedicated to a common purpose,” said Earl (Chip) M. Jones, Office Managing Shareholder and Co-Chair, Whistleblowing and Corporate Ethics Practice Group, Littler, and a 2016 Attorneys Who Matter honoree. “Being part of this list means there’s an unwavering commitment from attorneys to drive an ethical culture and earn trust.”


“Ethisphere counts on these leaders to continue to broadly share insights and expertise across the global landscape,” stated Kevin McCormack, Vice President, Global Thought Leadership & Programs, Ethisphere. Earlier this year, many 2016 Attorneys Who Matter honorees joined leading industry executives and global thought leaders at Ethisphere’s 9th annual Global Ethics Summit in New York to share their insights about key trends and compliance thought leadership with attendees. For a full recap of Ethisphere’s flagship event, click here.


2017 Attorneys Who Matter Nominations

Nominations will be accepted from now until August 15. The final list of 2017 Attorneys Who Matter will be announced this fall.

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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, including Ethics Inside® Certification and Compliance Leader Verification™. More information about Ethisphere can be found at



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