In the real world, street gangs and organized crime syndicates often portray themselves as honorable. Many crime groups have their own codes of conduct and rules for interaction, from the La Costra Nostra to the Yakuza. Organized gangsters often look down on street gangs and certain kinds of criminals as being sloppy, inexperienced, and/or morally depraved.
So how would the major crime syndicates of Eclipse Phase view each other? Are their certain forms of crimes which disgust one faction, yet are eagerly performed by another? What kind of "code" would the Night Cartel have? Or Nine Lives?
I'd assume that the Pax Familiae and Night Cartel portray themselves as legitimate businessmen, not like those Triad gangsters or Nine Lives slavers! As the majority of Pax's activities are white-collar financial crime, Claudia's copies say that their non-violent activities result in less suffering and misery than the other factions. The Triad probably portray themselves as "defenders of the community" of Chinese neighborhoods.
What do you think?
"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it."
~George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950