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Carolyn S. Kaplan

Nixon Peabody LLP

Boston, MA, USA


Carolyn Kaplan is Counsel and Chief Sustainability Officer for Nixon Peabody LLP, the first such position in a law firm.

Ms. Kaplan leads the firm’s Legally Green® initiative, assisting clients to create long-term value through sustainable business strategies, partnering with leading organizations on sustainability initiatives, and implementing sustainable policies and practices throughout the firm.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Law Firm Sustainability Network, the Board of Advisors of the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association, and the Sustainability and Climate Change Committee of A Better City. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Sustainability Initiatives and Related Governance Matters, and previously served on the Boston Bar Association’s Sustainability Task Force and the Steering Committee for the State Bar Task Force on Sustainable Law Practice in California.

Ms. Kaplan is the former co-chair of the Renewable Energy team within Nixon Peabody’s Energy and Environmental practice. She has a B.A. from Cornell University and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.  She is a frequent speaker at conferences, seminars, and other industry events.
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