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Ethisphere Announces the 2014 List of Attorneys Who Matter

Annual List Recognizes the Best and Brightest in the Legal Field from Around the Globe

New York, NY – July 21, 2014 – Ethisphere, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, today announced its annual list of Attorneys Who Matter. This award showcases individuals representing the best and brightest in the legal field from in-house counsel, ethics and compliance officers to outside counsel.

“At Ethisphere, we work to recognize individuals who are making a significant impact on best practices in business ethics around the globe. There is no question the legal field plays a significant role in promoting and maintaining these best practices within any organization,” said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “Our 2014 list of Attorneys Who Matter represents legal professionals who are committed to helping organizations uphold the highest quality of ethical standards.”

The 2014 selections of Attorneys Who Matter was based on nine criteria: 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. Selected individuals were then placed into six distinct categories: Hall of Fame, Top Guns, Best General Counsel, Ethics & Compliance, Government Stars and Specialists – Private Practice.

The full list of Attorneys Who Matter is featured in the Q2 2014 issue of Ethisphere Magazine alongside exclusive interviews with 6 of the honorees including: Paul McNulty, Chair, Global Compliance and Investigations, Baker & McKenzie; Edward Knight, General Counsel, The Nasdaq OMX Group, Inc.; Bill Dempster, Senior VP & Global Comp. Counsel, Marriott International, Inc.;  David Karas, VP, Ethics & Business Conduct, Hitachi Data Systems Corporation; Christine Varney, Chair, Antitrust Department, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; and, James Tillen, Vice Chair, International Department, Miller & Chevalier Chartered. The full list can also be seen here:

Nominations for Ethisphere’s 2015 list of Attorneys Who Matter are now open. To nominate an individual visit The deadline for submission is Friday, March 27, 2015.

The Ethisphere® Institute
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 the Ethisphere Magazine. Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs that include: Ethics Inside® Certification, Compliance Leader Verification™ and Anti-Corruption Program Verification™. More information about Ethisphere can be found at:

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