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Theologians believed that every deadly sin had a corresponding heavenly virtue. Here are a few good souls to emulate. Faith

Deval Patrick keeps the faith that companies slapped with huge race discrimination settlements can be reformed from within. He took this mission first to Texaco Inc. (now ChevronTexaco Corp.) and then to The Coca-Cola Co. as its GC in 2001. Justice

Xerox Corp.’s Christina Clayton was one of several general counsel recognized by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association last year for supporting diversity in a corporate law department. Perseverance There’s no official registry, but Stuart Krinsly may well be the world’s oldest GC. For 37 of his 85 years, he’s been the top lawyer at aerospace and chemicals company Sequa Corp. Temperance We had to turn to a former GC to find someone in truly peak condition. Raymond Ocampo Jr., who retired as Oracle Corp.’s GC in 1996, found time to compete in the 1988 Winter Olympics. OK, the event was men’s single luge — representing the Philippines (his native country) — but he has also run in over a dozen marathons. Prudence

Thanks to its GC, Benjamin Heineman, General Electric Co. has been a leading advocate for extending anti-bribery laws throughout the industrialized world. Charity Dennis Stryker, GC of Rick Engineering Co., won the American Corporate Counsel Association’s 2001 Corporate Pro Bono Award. Although he is the sole lawyer at his company, Stryker represents pro bono clients in San Diego and runs pro bono clinics nationally. Fortitude

Departing Securities and Exchange Commission GC David Becker hammered out rules that require companies to reveal fees paid to a single accounting firm for both consulting and audit services.

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