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Stradley Ronon Presents ESG: All Aboard

July 27, 2020
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PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon hosted the webinar “ESG: All Aboard!” on July 23, which covered the evolving area of environmental, social and governance (ESG) in the asset management industry. The panelists included investment management attorneys Sara Crovitz, Matthew DiClemente, David Grim and Mena Larmour. The group discussed issues that asset managers and fund boards should consider, including ESG nomenclature, U.S. and foreign regulatory frameworks for ESG, and issuer and fund ESG ratings.

Crovitz provides counsel on all aspects of investment company and investment adviser regulation. Prior to joining Stradley Ronon, she was Deputy Chief Counsel and Associate Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management, and worked at the SEC for 21 years, including 17 years in the Division of Investment Management focusing on issues under the Investment Company and Investment Advisers Acts of 1940.

DiClemente represents registered investment companies and their boards of directors, investment advisers, private funds and broker-dealers in a wide range of regulatory, corporate and transactional matters. His clients include several of the largest investment management firms and fund complexes in the country, insurance companies, private fund sponsors and family offices.

Grim provides counsel on all aspects of investment management law, assisting advisers, funds, and directors with the largest and most complex issues they confront today. Grim assists clients with a unique perspective developed during his over 20 years of public service in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management, including his time as one of only a small number of people who has served as the top regulator of the asset management industry.

Larmour focuses her practice on counseling investment companies, independent trustees and investment advisers in connection with regulatory, compliance and transactional issues. She regularly assists clients with fund formations and restructurings; drafting disclosure and compliance procedures to bring clients into compliance with regulatory initiatives; complex-wide proxy solicitations; open-end and closed-end fund reorganizations; and various other corporate governance and transactional matters.

About Stradley Ronon
Counseling clients since 1926, Stradley Ronon has helped private and public companies – from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations – achieve their goals by providing pragmatic, value-driven legal counsel. With offices in eight strategic locations, our responsive team of more than 200 attorneys seamlessly addresses the full spectrum of our clients’ needs, ranging from sophisticated corporate transactions to complex commercial litigation.

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