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About Our Corporate Social Responsibility Practice

Fenwick & West advises clients with respect to corporate social responsibility-related legal requirements and the implementation of effective and legally-compliant CSR policies and practices.

While many organizations have long been committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), emerging CSR-related legal requirements are prompting many companies to reexamine existing policies in light of such requirements and/or build-out new policies that incorporate and respond to these developments. Technology and life sciences companies are in many cases uniquely at risk for noncompliance and must address the difficult task of integrating these legal considerations into existing and often disparate CSR-related operational policies.

Whether you already have a CSR program in place or are interested in developing a new CSR program, our experienced team of professionals can advise you in your efforts to create a coherent and consistent enterprise-wide program that fully addresses existing legal requirements and other guidance, including:

  • The SEC Conflict Minerals rule
  • The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010
  • SEC interpretive guidance related to climate risk disclosure in ’34 Act reporting
  • SEC staff disclosure guidance related to cyber security risk disclosure in ’34 Act reporting
  • Guidance regarding material sustainability disclosures in ’34 Act reporting

What You Can Expect with Fenwick on Your Team

A Leading Provider of CSR-Related Legal Services to Technology and Life Sciences Companies

Fenwick is the first and only legal adviser focused on technology and life sciences companies with a dedicated CSR practice. With a long history of pioneering legal work for these industries, Fenwick established its CSR practice to meet the growing need of its clients for CSR-related legal services.

An Experienced Team of CSR Professionals

Our CSR team has lectured, written, and advised major technology companies on CSR-related matters. Some of the companies our team advises include Actions Semiconductor, Amazon, Cepheid, Cisco Systems, Cray, Dexcom, Fortinet, Imperva, Marvell Semiconductor, Meru Networks, ShoreTel, Silicon Image, Spansion, Spreadtrum Communications, Symantec, Synopsys and Vocera Communications.

A Firm that is Committed to Corporate Social Responsibility

From our founding in 1972, Fenwick has demonstrated a strong commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility. From our extensive community and pro bono work, to our award-winning sustainability programs, Fenwick’s internal CSR efforts further qualifies our attorneys to provide practical, actionable CSR-related legal guidance.

Take Action

If you have questions regarding your existing CSR program, are interested in implementing a new CSR program, or need help complying with new CSR-related legal requirements, please contact Ashley Conrad Walter at (206) 389-4556 or awalter@fenwick.com.