PITTSBURGH, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) today announced that Suzanne Rich Folsom, general counsel, chief compliance officer, and senior vice president – government affairs, has been recognized by The Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2016 "Attorneys Who Matter." "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. Folsom is included in the General Counsel category on Ethisphere's annual list for her contribution to raising the profile of corporate ethics and integrity.
"I am pleased that the Ethisphere Institute recognizes the significant contributions of Suzanne Folsom," said Mario Longhi, president and chief executive officer of U. S. Steel. "Our company is fortunate to have such a competent lawyer on our leadership team. Her guidance and expertise are essential to ensuring that we have a culture that can serve as a model for global accountability while we continue on the journey to transform our company. She is more than just a trusted legal advisor – she is a business leader."
Folsom was honored alongside general counsels from other iconic companies including The Walt Disney Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation and Microsoft, among others. Throughout her career she has worked in multiple corporations and organizations, transforming their legal, regulatory and compliance functions into best-in-class programs and establishing leading practices within the corporate world.
"Suzanne truly is an 'Attorney Who Matters.' How fitting that she is being recognized," said Pat Tracey, chair of the Corporate Governance & Public Policy Committee for U. S. Steel's Board of Directors. "As U. S. Steel directors, we know that Suzanne's advice will be creative and actionable in the best interests of the business while preserving U. S. Steel's unwavering commitment to operating with integrity in a dynamic global market. It is great to have her on the team."
Founded in 2007, 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. The 2016 "Attorneys Who Matter" represent Ethisphere's list of the best and brightest minds in the legal field.
United States Steel Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., is a leading integrated steel producer and Fortune 250 company with major production operations in the United States and Central Europe. The company manufactures a wide range of value-added steel sheet and tubular products. For more information about U. S. Steel, please visit www.ussteel.com.
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