I read a wonderful quote the other day. It was in an article about former lawyer, Bill Lerach, a name familiar to most corporate attorneys. Mr. Lerach plead guilty to fraud and was recently sentenced to 24 months in prison in connection with a scheme to pay kickbacks to plaintiffs in securities class action cases. At Lerach’s trial, the Assistant U.S. Attorney said of the defendant: “When you conclude no one else in the game has a moral compass, it’s easy to lose yours.”
With this in mind, let me say “thank you” to the employees of Sun Microsystems for having a strong sense of direction when it comes to corporate integrity. You’re the reason we received this recognition for the second year in a row.