PITTSBURGH, July 13, 2015 /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 named a Best General Counsel by The Ethisphere Institute in their annual list of "Attorneys Who Matter." Folsom was honored for the third consecutive year for her expertise and body of work as a general counsel and corporate compliance leader.
"I am delighted that the Ethisphere Institute continues to recognize the contributions of Suzanne," said Mario Longhi, president and chief executive officer of United States Steel. "Our company is fortunate to have such an extraordinary lawyer in our ranks. By honoring Suzanne for the third year in a row, the Institute further encourages us in our mission to have a culture that can serve as a role model for global accountability amid aggressive growth. Suzanne personifies that mission. Not just a lawyer, she is a business leader."
Folsom was honored alongside general counsels from iconic companies including Microsoft, PepsiCo and Ford Motor Company, 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.
"It is appropriate that Suzanne is honored as an 'Attorney Who Matters,'" said David Sutherland, chairman of the board of directors of United States Steel. "As U. S. Steel directors, we rely on Suzanne for guidance on a myriad of issues and challenges facing the company. Suzanne is a key steward of U. S. Steel's unwavering commitment to operating with integrity and employing best practices."
Founded in 2007, The Ethisphere Institute is a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. The 2015 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 200 company with major production operations in the United States, Canada and Central Europe and an annual raw steelmaking capability of 27 million net tons. The company manufactures a wide range of value-added steel sheet and tubular products for the automotive, appliance, container, industrial machinery, construction, and oil and gas industries. For more information about U. S. Steel, please visit www.ussteel.com.
SOURCE United States Steel Corporation