ERC Fellows Program

Since 1997, the ERC Fellows Program has brought together chief ethics and compliance officers and general counsels from major corporations in a uniquely collaborative format. The group also includes representatives from government, non-profit and educational institutions who share an expertise and interest in business and government ethics both internally and in the public arena.

ERC Fellows MeetingThe ERC Fellows is a forum for meaningful and practical discussion related to pressing and emerging ethics issues.  This thought leadership drives timely working group projects that address business challenges resulting in practical insights proven to change individual and organizational behavior and corporate culture.  These research-validated changes reduce risk and protect reputation – an organization’s most vital asset. 

By virtue of the ERC’s strategic location in Washington, DC, the ERC Fellows engage with policy leaders and advance corporate interests.  Most recently the ERC Fellows have hosted dialogues with senior leaders from the Department of Justice, US Sentencing Commission and the Security and Exchange Commission.

Ten Years of the ERC Fellows Program

For an in-depth look at the ERC Fellows Program and its accomplishments over the last decade, you can review the 10th Anniversary Publication.

Fellows Profile

The ERC Fellows are chief ethics and compliance officers and general counsels at major US corporations with responsibility for advancing their companies’ ethical culture and leadership, affecting hundreds of thousands of employees around the world.  Complementing the corporate fellows are scholars specializing in research in organizational behavior, ethics and management, senior ethics officials from the Federal sector and related nonprofit executives.  The program is geared to experienced professionals charged with advancing sophisticated ethics and compliance programs in a global economy.

Fellows Working Groups

The ERC Fellows Program Supports six active working groups to conduct collaborative research and practical work products, including: white papers, interviews, surveys, templates, and literature reviews. Click here to learn more.


In addition to the publication of relevant and cutting-edge resources for executives, the ERC Fellows meet twice a year in January and July to host dynamic dialogues with speakers and influential panelists.   

Recent Publications:

  • Blowing the Whistle on Workplace Misconduct
  • Reporting on DOJ Use of Ethics and Compliance Criteria in Charging Decisions
  • Accepting Responsibility Responsibly:  Corporate Response in a Time of Crisis
  • Building a Corporate Reputation of Integrity
  • The Interplay Between Corporate Social Responsibility & Ethics

Recent Speakers & Panelists:

  • Greg Andres (Criminal Division, DOJ)
  • Charles Bowsher (Former Comptroller General of the United States)
  • Ken Feinberg, Feinberg Rosen
  • Judge Patricia Saris (Chair, U.S. Sentencing Commission)
  • Judge Sven Holmes (Former U.S. District Judge)
  • Paul McNulty (Former U.S. Attorney General)
  • Didier Michaud-Daniel (President of Otis Elevator Company)
  • Michael Oxley (ERC Board Chair and Former Congressman)
  • Lorin Reisner (Division of Enforcement, SEC)

Stanley C. Pace Leadership in Ethics Award

The ERC Fellows annually bestow the Stanley C. Pace Leadership in Ethics Award to honor an organization, individual or group of individuals displaying excellence in the ethics field. The award recognizes the recipient's accomplishments and contributions in ethical business management.

ERC Fellows Contact Information

For more information about the ERC Fellows Program, please contact Moira McGinty Klos, ERC Fellows Program Director, or at 571-480-4401.