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George Michael Gerstein and Sara Crovitz Join The Activist Insight Podcast

February 22, 2021
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PHILADELPHIA – George Michael Gerstein and Sara P. Crovitz, members of Stradley Ronon’s new environmental, social & governance group, joined host Kieran Poole of The Activist Insight Podcast to discuss recent developments out of the Department of Labor and Securities and Exchange Commission regarding environmental, social and governance strategies, including proxy voting and shareholder engagement rules and guidance. The Activist Insight Podcast, which is sponsored by Activist Insight, can be found on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube.  

Gerstein advises plan sponsors and financial services firms on the fiduciary and prohibited transaction provisions of ERISA and the rules and regulations applicable to governmental plans. He’s also co-chair of the fiduciary governance and ESG groups. He’s authored numerous articles on the interplay of ERISA and ESG investing.

Crovitz provides counsel on all aspects of investment company and investment adviser regulation. Before joining Stradley Ronon, Crovitz had more than 20 years of experience at the SEC. In her most recent position of Deputy Chief Counsel in the Division of Investment Management, Crovitz worked with a team of over 50 attorneys in issuing exemptive orders, no-action/interpretive letters, IM Guidance Updates and other written and oral guidance, including guidance related to MiFID II, clean shares and auditor independence. For many years, she also led the Division's international obligations, including IOSCO and FSB work streams.

Stradley Ronon’s ESG group offers clients a holistic approach to help clients navigate a rapidly evolving landscape of legal and regulatory developments (e.g., ERISA, Advisers Act, Clean Air Act, etc.), stewardship codes, disclosure frameworks and nongovernmental organization codes of conduct, on a wide range of ESG risks, ranging from climate change to diversity and inclusion to executive compensation to renewable energy projects to cybersecurity.

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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