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Big Law has continued to focus on environmental, social and governance practices as 2021 marches toward April, with one of the more notable moves of the week reflecting that focus.

As evidenced by the creation of formal ESG practices recently by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Seyfarth Shaw and Hunton Andrews Kurth, the legal industry is receiving the practice area with a new sense of urgency, courtesy of both the interest of their clients as well as the perceived stance of the federal government on issues ESG tackles.

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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, cannabis law and marketing innovation. Reach him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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