Lawyer Monthly - February 2022

LAWYER MOVES Latham & Watkins has announced the appointment of Sarah Fortt and Betty Moy Huber, who will join the firm as partners in Austin/ Washington, DC and New York respectively. More notably, the two will serve as global co-chairs of Latham’s multi-disciplinary ESG practice alongside London partner Paul Davies. In a press release, the firm stated that both Fortt and Huber will be members of the firm’s Capital Markets & Public Company Representation Practice Group within its corporate department and will advise public and private companies, financial institutions, investment funds and their boards. Fortt’s practice focuses on advising public and private companies and their boards on ESG-related corporate governance, disclosure obligations, and regulatory requirements. She has frequently worked with boards on managing their approaches to governance, crisis management and preparedness, succession planning and board education, particularly on ESG and corporate culture matters. Huber is an experienced advisor to public and private companies and boards of all industries and sizes on the full range of ESGrelated corporate governance matters, with over 25 years of advising on ESG matters across hundreds of transactions. Matters that she consults on include board oversight of ESG risks and opportunities, environmental, social, human rights, sustainable finance, “net-zero” commitments and targets, ESG reporting, disclosure and related controls, corporate culture, stakeholder engagement, shareholder activism, board composition and refreshment, fiduciary duties, board assessments, and shareholder proposals. Houston partner and Latham & Watkins executive committee member Ryan Maierson said in a company release: “We are thrilled to welcome Sarah and Betty to the firm and to their leadership roles in our ESG practice”, adding "Their addition comes at a perfect time as we see a rising focus on ESG among businesses and investors, and a growing need for the kind of cross-cutting, comprehensive advice that we provide." Latham&Watkins Build Upon Global ESG Advisory Capability Global law firm Jones Day has announced three internal promotions of partners to leadership positions. Lisa Taliadoros has become Partnerin-Charge of its Melbourne office, John M Saada Jr has become Partner-in-Charge of its Cleveland office and Heather Lennox has been appointed Global Practice Leader of the firm’s global business restructuring & reorganisation (BRR) practice. Having joined Jones Day’s Sydney office in 2010, Taliadoros will be returning to her home town in taking up leadership of the Melbourne office. She has served as Head of the firm’s intellectual property practice since 2018 and was recently ranked among leading lawyer sin the Chambers and Partners 2022 Asia-Pacific Guide. Her practice focuses on global intellectual property disputes. Saada is a partner in the firm’s private equity practice who has worked in the Cleveland office for almost 30 years, beginning his tenure as a summer associate in 1992. In addition to representing private equity and venture capital funds in their formation and governance, he regularly represents investors in a wide variety of funds. He succeeds Lennox as the Cleveland office’s Partner-in-Charge. Lennox became a partner in Jones Day’s BRR practice in 2002 and has participated in some of the most important restructuring cases in the US since that date. Such cases include work on behalf of the City of Detroit, Hostess Brands, FTD Florist and Peabody Energy Corp. She is also a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference, which advises Congress on national bankruptcy policy, and a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. She succeeds Bruce Bennett, who has led Jones Day’s BRR practice since 2016. Bennett will continue to advise clients as a partner in the practice. Jones DayAnnounces Raft of LeadershipAppointments 11 FEB 2022 | WWW.LAWYER-MONTHLY.COM

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