Earlier this year, Paul, Weiss’s ESG and Law Institute signed on its second academic partner, Howard University School of Law. Dave Curran, executive director of the Institute, recently sat down with Howard University School of Law Dean Danielle Holley-Walker and Paul, Weiss partner Secretary Jeh Johnson to discuss the partnership’s impact.

The ESG and Law Institute is hosting an off-the-record, senior-level roundtable conversation on the European Commission’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), moderated by Dave Curran, ESG and Law Institute executive director and co-chair of the Paul, Weiss ESG Advisory Practice.

The discussion, “Upcoming Collision: SFDR and Human Capital Data,” will explore what the SFDR’s upcoming

Dave Curran, ESG and Law Institute executive director and co-chair of the Paul, Weiss ESG Advisory Practice, and Paul, Weiss Chairman Brad Karp discuss how lawyers can help companies reexamine their ESG priorities and navigate the new world order in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in their expert opinion column “Russia-Ukraine War Triggers New

Following its launch on September 29, the Paul, Weiss ESG and Law Institute, a first-of-its-kind research initiative led by Dave Curran, ESG and Law Institute executive director and co-chair of the Paul, Weiss ESG Advisory Practice, garnered significant attention from national media outlets. The Institute is a forum of businesses and academic institutions dedicated to

Dave Curran, ESG and Law Institute executive director and co-chair of the Paul, Weiss ESG Advisory Practice, discussed corporate governance and other ESG topics in a recent Reuters article.

The article, “General counsels & ESG: Range of skills needed to help corporate leaders navigate challenging terrain,” discusses the crucial role chief legal officers play in

Dave Curran, ESG and Law Institute executive director and co-chair of the Paul, Weiss ESG Advisory Practice, was featured in an interview in NACD Private Company Directorship Newsletter.

In the article, “From Ribbon Cutting to Ritual: ESG on the Board Agenda,” Dave discusses how boards can truly “ritualize,” or integrate, ESG objectives into their

2021 ESG Developments

In the aftermath of the initial effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, many wondered if the key ESG issues brought to light in 2020 would be pushed aside in the new year. Instead, as we expected, ESG issues assumed greater prominence and consideration by regulators, employees, customers and other stakeholders in 2021. Organizations

Dave Curran, ESG and Law Institute executive director and co-chair of the Paul, Weiss ESG Advisory Practice, and Paul, Weiss Chairman Brad Karp co-authored a column, “The ESG Outlook for 2022,” published in ALM Corporate Counsel. The authors discuss the major ESG trends of 2021, including increasing regulatory scrutiny and rising shareholder activism, as

Dave Curran, ESG and Law Institute executive director and co-chair of the Paul, Weiss ESG Advisory Practice, and corporate partner Laura Turano, co-authored a column, “When It Comes to ESG, You’re Only as Strong as Your Weakest Link,” in ALM Corporate Counsel.

The authors discuss the key role that lawyers play in spotting ESG-related