May 5, 2014

The Ethisphere Institute’s list of “2013 Attorneys Who Matter” includes three Willkie litigation partners: Martin Weinstein, Michael Schachter and Mei Lin Kwan-Gett. The annual listing recognizes attorneys nationwide who have demonstrated a significant commitment to advancing corporate ethics and compliance. The listing comprises attorneys in all areas of practice, including law firms, federal agencies and major corporations. 

Mr. Weinstein is named among a short list of “Top Guns,” Mr. Schachter is included among a list of attorneys recognized for excellence in the area of “Securities” matters and Ms. Kwan-Gett is included on the listing of “Up and Comers/Rising Stars.” Mr. Weinstein has been recognized on Attorneys Who Matter since its inception in 2009, and this is the fourth consecutive year that Mr. Schachter and Ms. Kwan-Gett have been honored.

Ethisphere highlights that the listing represents “the best and brightest in the field” and comprises “the attorneys with the best public service, legal community engagement and academic involvement.” The following criteria were used in determining the selection of recognized attorneys: 1) recognized expertise, 2) peer/client endorsements, 3) high-profile litigation, 4) number of cases won, 5) high-profile clients, 6) public service, 7) legal community engagement, 8) academic involvement and 9) other awards and recognitions.

The research-based Ethisphere Institute is a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.