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Your Sustainable Ally

Our firms are committed to supporting our clients and our communities as true partners, focused on the needs of the future while meeting the needs of the moment.

Sustainability:

It's the future of law.

Our firms are committed to supporting our clients and our communities as true partners, focused on the needs of the future while meeting the needs of the moment.

We are passionate about access to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), the health and wellness of our firms and communities, and protecting and restoring our environment.

We identify, adapt and adopt business practices that protect our environment and preserve natural resources.

We support leadership and educational initiatives that enable member firms to deliver consistent, high-quality service over the long term.

We work with governments, business leaders and NGOs to build strong, vibrant communities.

We provide collaborative counsel that helps clients achieve their business, compliance and dispute-resolution goals, now and in the future.

Sustainability in Action

See how our members are demonstrating their commitment to furthering their business and community relationships.

Employee Satisfaction

Regina Faul talks about the importance Philips Nizer places on treating employees well to achieve growth and success.

Charitable Contributions

Carsten Lutz proudly reports on Melchers’ support of children and adults with disabilities to participate in the German Special Olympics.

Creating a DEI Culture

Learn from Dave Pilotto about how Chicago-based Much has identified common values resulting in a variety of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at the firm.

Tutoring and Counseling

Cascione’s Denise Junqueira describes their program aimed at increasing underserved populations in the Brazilian workforce.

ESG Compliance

Ansis Spridzans talks about his Latvian firm’s investment and culture shift in becoming environmentally, socially, and governance compliant.

Carbon Footprint Reduction

Eric Krathwhol takes you through Rich May’s efforts to reduce energy and resource consumption, and support of related organizations.

Mental Health Awareness

Riley McDermott discusses the importance of mental health awareness and its positive impact on employee retention, well being and motivation.

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Mansfield Rule

Join us in celebrating Varnum’s commitment to a sustainable future as Harvey Koning shares valuable insights into how the Mansfield Rule has impacted their firm.

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Community and Pro Bono

Co-Founder of Boase Cohen and Collins, Colin Cohen discusses how his firm integrates with the community through outreach and pro bono work.

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Biodiversity

Explore the concept of Green Sanctuaries, as Christophe Gerschel explains how Alerion supports purchasing forestland to protect biodiversity.

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Community Health

Learn about Vorys partnership with University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio from delegate Raj Adlakha, where he explains they assist patients with legal issues that negatively impact their health.

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Gender Equality

For the sixth consecutive year running, Walter MacCullum proudly reports that Russell Kennedy received a Gold Accreditation from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

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Emission Reduction

Paola Sangiovanni from Gitti and Partners in Italy talks about their bicycle program in Milan.

Sustainable Updates

Learn from our members about evolving legal and regulatory developments and member news related to sustainability.

The job search process was frustrating for my firstborn, Mateo. 
Vorys is pleased to announce that Sachiyo Peterson, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the immigration group, has been selected to be a member of the 2024 class of Fellows, and is participating in a landmark program created for mid-career attorneys by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.
Longtime Ally member Colin Cohen shares his passion for pro bono work at Boase Cohen & Collins and the integration of it into the legal and general community.
Much has been made in recent years of the pervasive nature of bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment (BDSH) in the medical profession, and in particular in medical training.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced on February 1, 2024, that it would publish two proposed rules regarding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that would require the investigation and clean-up of certain PFAS at facilities that manage hazardous waste (PFAS Clean-up Rules). 
Federal laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), Rehabilitation Act[1], and Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”)[2], and similar state laws require certain employers to provide reasonable accommodations for employees’ known limitations related to a disability or pregnancy.
On 22 November 2023, the European Parliament adopted its stance concerning the implementation of new EU-wide regulations on packaging, aimed at addressing the ongoing surge in waste generation while enhancing efforts in reuse and recycling initiatives.

Provisional Agreement on the Reduction of Methane Emissions

The European Commission welcomed the provisional agreement reached on 15 November 2023 between the European Parliament and Council on a new EU Regulation to reduce energy sector methane emissions in Europe and in our global supply chains.
In a noteworthy year for patent law, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S.
On December 7, 2023, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) released an article with nine principles intended to guide developers, providers and organizations to properly navigate the development and use of generative artificial intelligence (“AI”).
We are pleased to announce that 14 member firms have been recognized in the 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms® in America.
A reliable roll-call is occupying the minds of Hong Kong’s fire service chiefs right now.