Kristyn is a renowned environmental, social, and corporate
governance (ESG) attorney with more than 25 years of experience
advising organizations on ESG-related matters, including government
regulation compliance, climate and environmental impact, corporate
governance, stakeholder responsiveness, policy drafting, and
implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs.
Kristyn counsels clients on climate disclosures as well as board diversity and related frameworks, particularly ESG-related rules anticipated to come out of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. She also regularly coaches boards on ESG policies and helps companies with public reporting. In addition, clients seek her assistance in implementing DEI programs.
Prior to joining Mintz, Kristyn served as counsel in the Sustainability & ESG Practice of a global law firm. Earlier, she spent 11 years in a number of senior regulatory, compliance, and public policy and governance positions in-house for the American Petroleum Institute (API), Hess Corporation, Nestlé Waters, and USAA. In those positions, she was responsible for ESG, DEI, sustainability, public policy, corporate social responsibility, and corporate charitable foundations. She began her career as a White House Presidential Management Fellow, where she worked on a number of initiatives under the Clinton administration, including the Kyoto Protocol.
Kristyn earned a JD at Georgetown University Law Center. She also holds an MA and a BA from the University of Virginia.