Date: 14 July 2022
Time: 3:00 PM UTC
Duration: 60 min
Language: English
Format: Online
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North America: Recent, Pending and Proposed Developments in ESG and CSR Legislation for U.S. Based Companies

Over the last year, there has been a significant increase in ESG and CSR legislation – both in the United States and abroad – with more on the way.  In this webinar, senior practitioners in Ropes & Gray’s ESG, CSR and Business & Human Rights practice will discuss the following topics, among others:

  • A framework for thinking holistically about ESG and CSR legislation
  • Preparing for new climate-risk disclosure requirements
  • Developments in mandatory human rights due diligence – Germany, Norway, the EU and more
  • Complying with new trade-based human rights legislation
  • Deforestation due diligence and reporting – the next big thing?
  • Practical guidance for building out the compliance function

This webinar will be relevant to both publicly-traded and privately-held U.S. based companies.


Michael Littenberg, Partner and Global Head of the ESG, CSR and Business & Human Rights practice

Marc Rotter, Counsel

Samantha Elliott, Senior Associate

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Michael Littenberg

Michael Littenberg advises a significant number of leading companies, managers and asset owners on ESG, CSR, Business and Human Rights and supply chain compliance matters. Michael has advised on these matters for more than 30 years and is widely viewed as one of the leading practitioners globally in this rapidly evolving area.

Marc Rotter

Marc Rotter joined the capital markets group of Ropes & Gray in 2021. Prior to joining the firm, Marc practiced in the New York and London offices of another prominent global law firm. Marc concentrates his practice on advising buy-side investors, issuers, selling shareholders, underwriters and other market participants on securities law matters and capital market transactions, including public offerings and private placements, beneficial ownership reporting, Section 16, resales of restricted securities, insider trading and other regulatory issues.

Samantha Elliott

Sam is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s ESG, CSR & business and human rights compliance practice. Sam began her legal career as a corporate associate, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Having focused on corporate responsibility and sustainability for the past few years, Sam now uses her corporate foundation to advise clients on ESG matters.

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