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Corporate Counsel Symposium 2023

Corporate Counsel Symposium 2023: ESG for In-House Lawyers
Friday, March 31, 2023 | 11:00am – 3:30pm
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In recent years, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) has become a priority and point of emphasis for organizations of all types and sizes. As a result, it requires counsel of an ESG-knowledgeable in-house legal team to help ensure that these matters are properly handled. As with other kinds of risks, managing ESG commitments and requirements calls for a collaborative effort across an organization in which lawyers play a key role.

Join us for a virtual conference dedicated to current state of ESG from the perspective of in-house lawyers, who will discuss the following topics:

Updates on “E”: Regulatory and Market Trends
Panel Leader: Alexandra N. Farmer | Chairwoman, ESG & Impact Practice Group, Kirkland & Ellis 
  • Biden-Harris Administration & Federal Government “E” outlook
  • Greenwashing litigation and enforcement trends, and best practices to enhance corporate ESG integrity and controls
  • “E” hot topics, including biodiversity / natural capital and other anti-ESG sentiment and its impact on climate commitments
Updates on “S”: Social Initiatives in a World of Evolving Governance Expectations
Panel Leader: Okeatta BrownChief DEI, Culture, and Philanthropy Officer
  • Analysis of opportunities to advance “social” goals through governance mechanisms
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) external audits, internal privileged reviews, and related interventions
  • Recent backlash to DEI initiatives
  • Anti-human trafficking practices
  • Supply chain due diligence to identify forced labor
  • Overview of common key performance indicators (KPI) for S-linked loans
Updates on “G”: Governance: Explanation and Current Issues
Panel Leader: Teresa L. Johnson | Co-Founder of ESG Practice, Co-Head, Capital Markets Practice, Arnold & Porter
  • Governance defined
  • Different approaches to responsible governance
  • Current issues in governance
  • Recent controversies
  • Board diversity
  • Board/Management interactions and role of counsel
Click Here to View Program Agenda & Faculty

CLE Credit:
New York: 4.5 Professional Practice
New Jersey: 4.8 General
California: 4.5 General
Pennsylvania: 4.0 General
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

Program Fee:

$199 for Members | $299 for Non Members
Free to In-House Counsel Members and Non Members

For New York Attorneys: Newly admitted attorneys (those admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less) may participate in Skills CLE courses in  live, nontraditional formats, where questions are allowed during the program (through June 30, 2023 per recent guidance of the CLE Board – for more information, click here).  

Keynote Speaker: 
Kristina Wyatt
, Deputy General Counsel; Chief Sustainability Officer Persefoni

Program Chair: 

Patrick Hogan, Senior Counsel, Vox Media, LLC
Michael S. Solender, Global Vice Chair & General Counsel, EY
Donaldine (Donna) B. Temple, Senior Lead Counsel, Wells Fargo

Sponsoring Association Committee:
In-House Counsel
| Michael S. Solender, Chair

Information about our Financial Aid Policy and Application can be found here


New York City Bar 42 West 44th St New York, NY 10036

Friday, 31 March 2023


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