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Michael R. Littenberg

Michael R. Littenberg

Ropes & Gray LLP

New York, NY, USA

Michael Littenberg is a partner at Ropes & Gray, in the Securities and Public Companies practice.  He is based in the New York office.

Michael advises U.S. and foreign public and private companies, investment banks, private equity funds and other private investment funds in transactional matters, including securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Michael also counsels U.S. public companies and foreign private issuers and their boards, board committees, special committees, executive officers and investors in connection with ongoing compliance under the U.S. securities laws, exchange requirements and governance matters.  His clients range from large well-known institutions to growing companies across every major industry.

As part of his practice, for almost 30 years, Michael has been active in advising leading public and private companies, asset managers and asset owners on ESG, corporate social responsibility and supply chain compliance matters, and he is widely viewed as one of the leading practitioners in this emerging area.  Michael is the only U.S. law firm partner ranked in Chambers Global Business and Human Rights category, has been included for multiple years in various top influencer lists relating to CSR, conflict minerals and modern slavery compliance and has been a member of numerous advisory panels on a range of CSR issues.   

In the ESG/CSR/supply chain compliance space, Michael advises clients on, among other things: compliance with a wide range of enacted, pending and proposed regulatory requirements, “soft law” instruments and industry and NGO codes of conduct, standards, frameworks and guidance;  due diligence; risk and impact assessments; structuring and implementation of tailored compliance policies, procedures, programs and codes of conduct; public benefit corporations; impact and socially responsible investing; training; benchmarking; regulatory and voluntary disclosures and other communications; stakeholder engagement; and grievance mechanisms. 

Michael R. Littenberg is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Ropes & Gray LLP, Article: Corporate Social Responsibility Compliance in 2018, and Beyond—An Overview for In-House Legal Counsel (March 12, 2018) - Pocket MBA 2018: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals, Monday, October 01, 2018
Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure and Compliance: An Overview of Selected Legislation, Guidance and Voluntary Initiatives (August 2018) - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Disclosure Challenges for Public Companies - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 12, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Disclosure Challenges for Public Companies - Disclosure Challenges for Public Companies, Monday, November 12, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Disclosure Challenges for Public Companies - Disclosure Challenges for Public Companies, Monday, November 12, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Disclosure Challenges for Public Companies - Disclosure Challenges for Public Companies, Monday, November 12, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Friday, November 16, 2018, New York, NY

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