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Environmental, Social & Governance

Multidisciplinary, cross-border team successfully guiding clients through the rapidly evolving ESG landscape

Why Cooley
  • Hands-on counsel with experience ranging from corporate governance and reporting to policy creation and application
  • Robust public companies practice that helps clients navigate shareholder and investor areas of focus to ensure effective shareholder engagement, corporate governance and quality disclosure
  • Elite venture capital and fund formation practices advising investors on incorporating social and environmental impact goals into investments and fund management
  • Innovative and proactive approach places clients in the best position to evaluate risks and capitalize on opportunities to create enduring, favorable outcomes for stakeholders
  • Wide array of B Corp and public benefit corporation (PBC) resources that enable growth and progress for businesses pioneering corporate social responsibility models
  • Sophisticated securities enforcement and crisis management from strategic response teams
  • Deep-rooted internal and external commitment to access to justice, as demonstrated through our pro bono practice
  • Unwavering commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Dedication to helping clients face climate change and environmental risks
  • Internal sustainability initiative supporting carbon-neutral solutions and creating a foundation for significant investment and programs to build more climate-conscious practices
  • Active member of the Law Firm Sustainability Network in the US and the Legal Sustainability Alliance in the UK
  • Founding member of Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy
  • One of only three Vault 100 firms to earn an A grade on Law Students for Climate Accountability’s 2021 Law Firm Climate Change Scorecard
Group contacts
Chadwick Mills  Partner San Francisco
Amy M. Wood  Partner San Diego
Jason Kent  Partner New York
Sarah Sellers  Partner New York
Peter H. Werner  Partner San Francisco
Megan Arthur Schilling  Partner San Diego
Luke Cadigan  Partner Boston
Miriam Petrillo  Special Counsel Chicago
Shamis Beckley  Partner Boston
Rod Freeman  Partner London, Brussels
Emma Bichet  Special Counsel Brussels
Patrick Gibbs  Partner Palo Alto
Kathleen Goodhart  Partner San Francisco
Brad Goldberg  Partner New York
Kristine Forderer  Partner San Francisco
Travis LeBlanc  Partner Washington, DC, San Francisco
Randall R. Lee  Partner Los Angeles
Vince Sampson  Special Counsel Washington, DC
Daniel Grooms  Partner Washington, DC
Michael Mencher  Special Counsel San Francisco
Ian A. Nussbaum  Partner New York
Sascha Grimm  Partner London
Heidi Lawson  Partner New York, London
Tiana Demas  Partner Chicago, New York
Jennifer Barnette  Associate San Francisco