Sam is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s ESG, CSR & business and human rights compliance practice. Sam began her legal career as a corporate associate, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Having focused on corporate responsibility and sustainability for the past few years, Sam now uses her corporate foundation to advise clients on ESG matters. Some of the areas on which Sam advises include:

  • 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, including SASB, GRI, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Due diligence
  • Risk and impact assessments
  • Structuring and implementation of tailored compliance policies, procedures, programs and codes of conduct
  • Training
  • Benchmarking
  • Contract terms and conditions/contract negotiation
  • Regulatory and voluntary disclosures and other corporate communications
  • Stakeholder engagement, including stakeholder surveys
  • Grievance mechanisms
  • Risk mitigation/crisis management
  • ESG integration

Areas of Practice