Ropes & Gray Adds Environmental Attorney Annise Maguire to Leading ESG Practice

July 12, 2021

Ropes & Gray, a leading firm for ESG and environmental and real estate law, announced the arrival today of environmental attorney Annise Maguire as counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Annise joins one of the most established merger & acquisition, Real Estate, ESG, CSR & business and human rights practices globally.

Ropes & Gray’s lawyers have practiced in the environmental, ESG, CSR & business and human rights space for more than 30 years, advising a large number of corporate, asset management, real estate and other clients on critical legal, compliance and business matters tied to environmental, social and governance factors. With senior team members in our offices around the world, Ropes & Gray affords its clients with a breadth of ESG, CSR & Business and Human Rights depth and experience that few firms can match.

Annise complements our deep bench on the “E” pillar of ESG. In addition to strengthening our core work on environmental issues connected to corporate M&A as well as real estate transactions, she bolsters our practice advising clients on voluntary and mandatory ESG disclosure frameworks and current, pending and proposed legislation across multiple jurisdictions. Her deep knowledge and experience also supports our extensive work advising on environmental policies and procedures, risk and opportunity management and transactional ESG due diligence.  In addition, Annise expands our work advising on emerging and rapidly evolving environmental justice issues.

“Annise immediately expands the firm’s work advising clients on the critical environmental compliance and liability issues that routinely arise when industrial, health care, retail and consumer product businesses are acquired, sold and financed,” said real estate & environmental partner Peter Alpert. “She brings us welcome additional depth and creativity at a moment of heightened focus on environmental risk and sustainability. This is a terrific development for our environmental practice.”

“There is unprecedented client need for sophisticated “E” advice as part of ESG and in connection with CSR and business and human rights matters,” said Michael Littenberg, chair of the firm’s ESG, CSR & business and human rights practice and an M&A, securities & public companies partner. “We’re delighted that Annise has chosen to join Ropes & Gray and be part of our market leading ESG, CSR & business & human rights practice. She already has hit the ground running.”