Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots, our weekly snapshot on white-collar, regulatory and compliance news and trends. The SEC proposed its long-awaited climate disclosure rule last week — and ESG lawyers are busy advising clients on what it all means. We’ll break down the key compliance issues. Plus, a look at the top prosecutor in D.C. now overseeing Capitol riot cases and host of sensitive criminal referrals from Congress. Please get in touch with tips and feedback. Contact me at [email protected] and @AGoudsward on Twitter.

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SEC’s ‘All Encompassing’ Climate Proposal Poses Compliance Risks

The SEC’s much-anticipated proposal to mandate climate disclosures has raised a host of new compliance questions for companies and sent lawyers specializing in ESG issues into overdrive (perhaps in an electric vehicle).