Jones Commended for Contribution to Raising the Profile of Corporate Ethics and Integrity in the Business Community
DALLAS (January 12, 2017) – Earl “Chip” Jones III, office managing shareholder in the Dallas office of Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2016 Attorneys Who Matter.
Lawyers selected for the list raise the bar for ethical behavior in their industries and boast a commendable track record of public service, legal community engagement and academic involvement. Attorneys Who Matter represent all areas of practice, including federal agencies, in-house counsel, top ethics and compliance officers of major companies and outside counsel.
“This year’s list of Attorneys Who Matter represents the growing importance of transparency, fair play and business savvy professionals in the global ecosystem,” said Ty Francis, executive vice president and group publisher, Ethisphere. “Our honorees are making a difference from boardrooms to courtrooms, and we are honored to recognize leading general counsels, chief legal officers, chief compliance and risk officers and government leaders, as well as partners in some of the leading law firms of the world. Increasingly, global companies are valued not only by the prevention of risk but by how they conduct business around the globe. Congratulations to the 2016 honorees.”
Jones manages labor and employment law matters and creates and manages ethics, compliance and corporate social responsibility reporting programs and initiatives. Additionally, he has experience developing and improving ethics and compliance programs, responding to allegations of misconduct by senior executives and assisting in efficiently resolving day-to-day workplace disputes. Jones currently serves as co-chair of Littler’s Whistleblowing and Corporate Ethics Practice Group. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, and his B.A. from Hendrix College.
Jones is included in the Private Practice category on Ethisphere’s annual list for his contribution in raising the profile of corporate ethics and integrity. Other key individuals on the 2016 list include: Melissa Stapleton Barnes, senior vice president, enterprise risk management and chief ethics and compliance officer, Eli Lilly and Company; Brian Miller, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, AES Corp.; Audrey Boone Tillman, executive vice president and general counsel, Aflac; Seth Rodner, president and co-founder, DermaForce Partners; Mark Roellig, executive vice president and general counsel, Mass Mutual; and Carolyn Herzog, chief compliance officer and vice president, Symantec. The full list has been published in the Q4 2016 issue of Ethisphere Magazine and is available online at http://ethisphere.com/magazine/attorneys-who-matter/.
About 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. More information about Ethisphere can be found at http://ethisphere.com.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,200 attorneys in over 75 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for 75 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing member entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.