ESG Fundamentals for In-House Counsel: What In-House Counsel Need to Know About Managing Environmental, Social and Governance Issues

Event Description

Rachel Goldman is a commercial litigator with over 20 years of experience in federal and state courts, at the trial and appellate levels, and in both domestic and international arbitration proceedings. She represents clients in various sectors, including finance, renewable and conventional energy, construction and private equity. Her practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, such as breach of contract and fraud claims, securities litigation, bankruptcy litigation, construction litigation, RICO and False Claims Act litigation. Rachel’s practice also includes challenges to government action under the Commerce, Takings and Supremacy Clauses, and First Amendment and libel actions. In addition, she is actively involved in the firm’s monitorship and compliance matters.

Her prior experience as both a lawyer representing the government and as in-house counsel provides a valuable perspective of client needs and objectives.

Rachel is the co-chair of Bracewell’s pro bono committee and also a co-chair of the firm’s environmental, social and governance practice.

 

Dave Shargel is a business litigator with extensive experience representing clients in complex commercial disputes and arbitrations, and has built his practice representing clients in a wide range of business sectors and circumstances. His experience includes litigating contract disputes, shareholder disputes, business valuation, insurance coverage and fraud. He also handles real estate, construction and employment disputes as well as matters involving constitutional law such as under the Commerce and Due Process clauses. Additionally, as co-head of the firm’s ePractice Department, Dave assists firm attorneys with eDiscovery best practices and guidance, as well as case-specific discovery strategy and management. Dave is also a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Task Force, advising clients on various issues related to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including matters related to the government’s stimulus loan programs.

In addition to his stable of business clients, Dave devotes his pro bono efforts to clients in landlord-tenant disputes in New York City Housing Court and has assisted injured combat veterans in connection with disability benefit proceedings. He also serves as deputy to the Village Attorney for the Villages of Rockville Centre, New York prosecuting traffic and other infractions in the Village court.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Dave served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

 

Title:
ESG Fundamentals for In-House Counsel

Time:
Thursday, October 28, 2021 12:00 PM

Timezone:
America/New_York

Rachel Goldman is a commercial litigator with over 20 years of experience in federal and state courts, at the trial and appellate levels, and in both domestic and international arbitration proceedings. She represents clients in various sectors, including finance, renewable and conventional energy, construction and private equity. Her practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, such as breach of contract and fraud claims, securities litigation, bankruptcy litigation, construction litigation, RICO and False Claims Act litigation. Rachel’s practice also includes challenges to government action under the Commerce, Takings and Supremacy Clauses, and First Amendment and libel actions. In addition, she is actively involved in the firm’s monitorship and compliance matters.

Her prior experience as both a lawyer representing the government and as in-house counsel provides a valuable perspective of client needs and objectives.

Rachel is the co-chair of Bracewell’s pro bono committee and also a co-chair of the firm’s environmental, social and governance practice.

 

Dave Shargel is a business litigator with extensive experience representing clients in complex commercial disputes and arbitrations, and has built his practice representing clients in a wide range of business sectors and circumstances. His experience includes litigating contract disputes, shareholder disputes, business valuation, insurance coverage and fraud. He also handles real estate, construction and employment disputes as well as matters involving constitutional law such as under the Commerce and Due Process clauses. Additionally, as co-head of the firm’s ePractice Department, Dave assists firm attorneys with eDiscovery best practices and guidance, as well as case-specific discovery strategy and management. Dave is also a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Task Force, advising clients on various issues related to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including matters related to the government’s stimulus loan programs.

In addition to his stable of business clients, Dave devotes his pro bono efforts to clients in landlord-tenant disputes in New York City Housing Court and has assisted injured combat veterans in connection with disability benefit proceedings. He also serves as deputy to the Village Attorney for the Villages of Rockville Centre, New York prosecuting traffic and other infractions in the Village court.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Dave served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

 

Title:
ESG Fundamentals for In-House Counsel

Time:
Thursday, October 28, 2021 12:00 PM

Timezone:
America/New_York

ESG Fundamentals for In-House Counsel: What In-House Counsel Need to Know About Managing Environmental, Social and Governance Issues

Event Description

Among the many issues that In-House Counsel are called upon to manage, risks related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues has rapidly emerged as a top priority for businesses and in-house counsel. In-House counsel are regularly called upon, alongside sustainability officers, to undertake ESG integration work by advising the business on compliance and integration of ESG objectives and to advise management on mitigating the risks and sanctions of not doing so. More and more organizations are forming dedicated ESG teams while simultaneously embedding policies focused on climate change risk, responsible AI and data, and enhanced social justice, particularly with respect to employee-related diversity and inclusion (D&I) commitments.

 

Given this rapidly advancing area, In-House Connect is thrilled to connect you with Bracewell partners, Rachel Goldman and David Shargel. Rachel and David regularly advise businesses on ESG risks and compliance measures, including with respect to State AG and DOJ Enforcement Actions, ESG Litigation risks, and shareholder lawsuits.

 

Join us for the next installment of our IHC In-House Fundamentals Series, as Rachel and David will help explain what In-House Counsel need to know to manage ESG issues, including:

 

– Common ESG Issues;

– Overview of litigation trends and risks related to ESG, such as securities class actions and derivative suits; and

– Best practices for avoiding the courtroom.

 

After the presentation, all attendees are invited to participate in virtual networking via breakout rooms with Rachel and David, as well as other Bracewell attorneys.

 

PENDING CLE CREDIT IN NEW YORK, FLORIDA, CHICAGO,

TEXAS, CALIFORNIA, AND WASHINGTON

 

October 28, 2021 via Live Zoom Video Conference

  • 12:00 pm -1:30 pm ET: Presentation followed by Audience Q&A
  • 1:30 pm -2:00 pm ET: Virtual Networking via Breakout Rooms
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