Former Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty and Merck's Michael Holston Join ERC's Board of Directors

October 2, 2012



Arlington, VA - The Ethics Resource Center (ERC) is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors, Paul McNulty of Baker & McKenzie and Michael J. Holston of Merck.  Their experiences in government and business bring added insight to the 20-person board.

"Paul McNulty and Michael Holston will greatly enrich the ERC," said ERC President Patricia J. Harned.  "Both have extensive experience addressing the ethics matters that American businesses are working on every day.  We know they will bring great insight and wisdom to our organization."

Paul McNultyIn 2007, following a distinguished career in public service, Paul McNulty joined Baker & McKenzie LLP where he currently serves as chair of the Firm's Global Corporate Compliance Steering Committee. Prior to this position, Paul played a key role in shaping United States law enforcement policy for over 20 years, particularly during his time as Deputy Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice. He had also previously served as US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Chief Counsel for the Majority Leader of the US House of Representatives, Chief Counsel for the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, and Director of Policy and Communications at the US Department of Justice. Paul holds a J.D. and Honorary L.L.D. from Capital University School of Law, and a B.A. and Honorary Ph.D. from Grove City College.

"The Ethics Resource Center plays an important role in identifying the drivers of ethical conduct in business." McNulty said.  "I've become very familiar with the research and the survey work done by the ERC. The quality of their work has made the ERC a trusted partner to both business and government leaders.  I'm honored to be asked to join this distinguished Board and looking forward to helping any way I can."

Michael J. Holston was recently appointed as Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of Merck (known outside the United States and Canada as MSD), where he will lead the company's business to strive for high ethical and compliance standards globally. Previously, Michael served as executive vice president and general counsel for Hewlett-Packard Company where he oversaw compliance, government affairs, privacy, ethics operations and legal affairs. Earlier in his career Michael was a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, and prior to that he served as a prosecutor for the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Michael earned his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, and his B.S.M.E. from the University of Notre Dame.

Mr. McNulty and Mr. Holston now join the current ERC Board of Directors