Jeffrey Belkin, leader of Alston & Bird's Government Contract Practice Group, has been named by the Ethisphere Institute as one of its 2009 Attorneys Who Matter, representing the “best and brightest” in the field of corporate compliance from across the United States.
The award recognizes “leading legal professionals that have excelled in and made a significant contribution to the corporate compliance space.” Mr. Belkin was selected for his work in the field of government contracts, one of only five to receive the honor in this specialty.
"Companies that work for the government want to do the right thing, so we don't simply read them the rules," Belkin says. "They can read as well as we can. Instead, we tell them the reason behind the rule, and help them find ways to do the right thing, only better, so they can make their companies more attractive to the government customer."
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.
According to the institute, the following criteria were used in determining the list of winning attorneys: 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. The full list of awardees may be found at http://ethisphere.com/attorneys-who-matter/.