National Law Journal Names McNulty a 2012 "Visionary"
17 July 2012
Washington, DC, USA, July 17, 2012 – Baker & McKenzie Partner Paul J. McNulty was recently recognized by The National Law Journal in its annual "Champions & Visionaries" awards. Mr. McNulty was honored by the NLJ editors in the newspaper's "Visionaries" category, which recognizes "trailblazers" and attorneys "whose business foresight or legal acumen has expanded their firms, advanced the law or improved government."
Noting his role in authoring the well-known "McNulty Memo" while serving as US Deputy Attorney General, which is still used by corporations in determining how to respond to allegations of criminal wrongdoing, the NLJ profile article said he has advocated a proactive approach to compliance matters since joining Baker & McKenzie in 2007.
"Instead of reacting once the government comes calling, McNulty began advising clients on the front end, figuring out weaknesses in their compliance programs and eliminating them," the NLJ wrote.
"If something goes wrong, there's even a better story to tell the government about the efforts to prevent the misconduct," Mr. McNulty told the NLJ. "You want the government to see the company in as proactive a prevention effort as possible."
Please click here to read the full NLJ profile on Mr. McNulty.