DORSEY HELPS CLIENTS UNDERSTAND THE EMERGING ESG LANDSCAPE, REDUCE RISK, AND COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY WITH RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS.
ESG – Environmental, Social, and Governance – is a growing legal and market force that smart businesses must be ready to address.
ESG issues range from climate change to corporate diversity and supply chain management, and from SEC disclosure to shareholder litigation. Companies often face a unique industry-specific set of ESG issues, with a mining company facing different risks than a bank. The Dorsey ESG team deploys a broad spectrum of industry and substantive experience to spot issues and provide efficient creative solutions.
As a full-service law firm with offices on three continents, Dorsey has deep experience with the diverse legal issues that confront our clients as they face new and complex legal issues and market risks that ESG concerns create, including new compliance and reporting requirements, reputational concerns, and potential sources of unanticipated liability.Dorsey respects the values of the ESG framework and, like our clients, is working to make positive change. Some of our efforts are described here.
ESG concerns have put a spotlight on the types of investments made by 401(k) and pension plans. Dorsey’s Benefits and Compensation lawyers regularly advise clients on meeting regulatory and stakeholder requirements of benefit plans. Read more here.
Evolving laws and regulations, coupled with increased scrutiny from investors on ESG issues, have created a complex environment for companies and their Boards of Directors and management. We are monitoring and studying the evolving landscape, including SEC existing and proposed regulations, to guide clients through these changes. Read more here.
The focus on ESG has created more pressure on businesses to carefully address the environmental and regulatory issues arising in manufacturing, mining, real estate, and infrastructure development matters. Dorsey lawyers regularly advise clients on these matters and provide effective strategies to address them. Read more here.
As corporate ESG strategies impact executive compensation, Dorsey Benefits and Compensation lawyers advise clients how to stay ahead in the competition for talent and meet their corporate goals. Read more here.
Increasingly complex regulatory oversight of financial institutions is a major business issue for our clients. There is also constant pressure to evaluate the ESG risks associated with investment. Dorsey stays on top of the latest regulations and business trends to best advise our clients. Read more here.
Dorsey’s International Trade lawyers assist clients in navigating new rules spawned by ESG concerns, such as assuring that their imports and supply chains do not rely on forced labor or on companies that commit human rights abuses. This includes assisting clients with reviewing their supply chains and avoiding potential import detentions potentially imposed under new laws such as the Uyghur Forced Labor Protection Act. Read more here.
ESG has added new considerations as companies contemplate mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and equity investments. Our M&A teams include experienced negotiators backed by lawyers in specialty practices that can identify and effectively manage the risks and opportunities presented by ESG. Read more here.
From renewable energy projects to carbon capture credits, Dorsey lawyers have worked all sides of the ESG issues our clients face in addressing climate change. Read more here.
No business welcomes conflict. But when disputes do arise, our litigators know how to try–and how to win–cases. We excel at litigating and resolving complex, challenging cases, including securities claims related to allegations of failures to comply with ESG internal policies and investigations by government agencies related to alleged failure to comply with ESG regulations. Read more here.