Betty Moy Huber, Global Co-Chair of Latham’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Practice, advises clients on ESG matters, disclosures, and other regulatory guidance.
Ms. Huber advises public and private companies, funds and their boards on the full range of ESG-related corporate governance matters, including:
- ESG policies and disclosure
- Corporate culture and corporate social responsibility (CSR)
- Sustainable finance and “net-zero” and other climate change matters
- SEC and other mandatory and voluntary reporting and disclosure requirements
- Board oversight, risk management, composition and refreshment
- Fiduciary duties
- Board assessments
- Stakeholder engagement
- Shareholder proposals
Drawing on 25+ years of experience providing sophisticated and commercial advice and judgment across a broad spectrum of industries and market caps, Ms. Huber helps clients shape and develop ESG strategy, oversight, reporting and other programs to drive value while providing solutions to carefully addressing, managing and mitigating risk.
Ms. Huber frequently speaks and writes for the American Law Institute, American Bar Association, Aspen Institute's Business & Society Program, New York State and City Bar, Practising Law Institute, and the Society for Corporate Governance. A former member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Advisory Council, she is quoted in various media outlets, including the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, and the American Banker. She lectures on ESG matters at law schools, including for the NYU School of Law’s Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance, the University of Virginia School of Law and University of Florida Levin College of Law.
Before joining Latham, Ms. Huber was Co-Head of the ESG Group as well as of the Environmental Practice Group at a global law firm.
Ms. Huber’s experience includes advising:
- Various large-, mid-, and small-cap companies and their boards, as well as pre-IPO companies, on the full suite of ESG/CSR services including near- and long-term planning, proxy and other mandatory and voluntary reporting, human capital and diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) matters disclosures, and ESG human rights and ethics policies*
- Various financial institutions and other issuers on regular board presentations and briefing C-suite members on ESG matters, regulatory developments, and evolving stakeholder demands*
- Energy, infrastructure, and financial service companies regarding 14a-8 shareholder proposals*
- Various public companies on ESG ratings and rankings*
- Advocacy for various issuers and industry groups in connection with federal and state climate change, human capital, board diversity and other ESG-related regulatory rulemaking*
- Various borrowers and lenders in connection with ESG-linked loans and other financing instruments*
Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity
- ESG, environmental and toxic tort counsel to buyers and sellers and their boards in hundreds of stock, asset, merger, spin-off and joint venture transactions and related insurance coverage including a 2021 $11 billion deal involving two industrial software companies*
- Various energy companies in ESG and environmental indemnity disputes*
- Various private funds in developing ESG policies as well as ongoing PRI and stakeholder reporting*
- On ESG and environmental aspects in connection with hundreds of IPOs and other securities offerings as well as ongoing periodic reporting*
*Matter handled prior to joining Latham