Dave Curran, Co-Chair of the Sustainability and ESG Advisory Practice at Paul, Weiss and Executive Director of the ESG and Law Institute, co-authored a column, “Hiring the ESG Dream Team,” with Amelia Miazad, head of Berkeley Law’s Business in Society Institute in ALM Corporate Counsel on September 30.
The authors discuss the challenges law firms and corporations face in hiring lawyers with ESG knowledge and skills, and how to build an ESG mindset, which can open up career opportunities for corporate lawyers. “The standard lawyerly approach—researching precedent and applying the law—doesn’t work when it comes to giving advice in the gray areas of ESG. Lawyers also need to be nimble, as ESG issues can and do change very quickly,” they write.
Berkeley’s Business in Society Institute is Paul, Weiss’s inaugural academic partner for the newly launched ESG and Law Institute.