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Sara Orr, with Kirkland & Ellis. Courtesy photo

Kirkland & Ellis is the latest firm staking a bet on growing demand for environmental, social and governance work, hiring a leader of Latham & Watkins’ ESG task force as a partner in Chicago.

Sara Orr had been with Latham since 2005, where she was a founding member of an informal sustainability committee that ultimately evolved into the cross-disciplinary task force. She advises financial institutions, private equity firms and corporate clients on a range of ESG issues, particularly those connected to energy and other extractive industries.

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Dan Packel

Dan Packel covers change and innovation in the legal services market, and writes a weekly briefing for Law.com, "The Law Firm Disrupted," on these subjects. He is based in Philadelphia. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter at @packeld

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