The present feels like a watershed moment in the prominence of ESG, [Kristyn] Noeth said. It’s also a time of uncommon law firm and in-house lateral movement in her practice—Noeth herself joined Mintz from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison earlier this month.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer each hired SEC enforcement lawyers the week of the SEC’s climate disclosure announcement. In May, Steptoe & Johnson hired SEC veteran Coy Garrison, former counsel to pro-cryptocurrency Commissioner Hester Peirce. Willkie Farr & Gallagher added two former SEC lawyers in June with a combined 25 years of experience, Kristina Littman and Adam Aderton. And Placenti arrived at Greenberg this month after 15 years at the helm of Squire Patton Boggs’ corporate governance practice.