Sara Orr, counsel in Latham’s Environment, Land & Natural Resources Department, advises clients on a range of environmental, health and safety, and corporate sustainability issues.
Ms. Orr works with financial institutions, private equity firms, and corporate clients to assess and manage environmental, health, and safety risks. She regularly advises clients on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in corporate and transactional matters in the oil and gas, power and renewable energy, petrochemical, metals and mining, manufacturing, food and beverage, and real estate sectors. She also represents both sponsors and lenders in connection with project financing, and has particular experience with international ESG standards including the Equator Principles.
Ranked Tier 1 in the Environmental: Transaction category by The Legal 500 US, Ms. Orr has worked on hundreds of complex projects and transactions around the globe, including:
- Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
- Project finance
- Securities offerings (IPOs)
- Corporate finance matters
- Real estate matters (REITs)
- Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
- Corporate restructurings
Complementing her transactional experience, Ms. Orr provides insights gained from more than a decade of Washington, D.C. experience to advise clients on federal environmental and energy policy, including natural resource matters.
As a member of Latham’s ESG Taskforce, she advises clients on corporate sustainability issues and is a thought leader on ESG, including as a co-author of “Introduction to Corporate Sustainability” Practical Guidance at Lexis Practice Advisor.
Ms. Orr has held several firm leadership positions. She is a member of the firm’s global Training & Career Enhancement (TACE) Committee, ESG Task Force, and Well-Being Working Group. She previously served as the Washington, D.C. office representative on Latham’s global Pro Bono Committee, Associates Committee, Mentoring Committee (as Local Office Chair), Knowledge Management Committee, and Green Committee.