Sustainability

We recognize our obligation to our employees, communities, clients and the environment to operate sustainably. Our goal is to align our purpose and our values with positive social, environmental and economic benefits.

Law Firm
Sustainability Network

Cadwalader is committed to an environmental sustainability program within our offices and has undertaken a number of initiatives to reduce resource consumption and our carbon footprint. Cadwalader is a participant in the Law Firm Sustainability Network (LFSN), whose members seek to enhance their environmental efforts through cooperation and sharing of ideas, and to raise awareness of sustainability issues within the law firm community. We are proud to have received the American Legal Sustainability Standard (ALISS) certification from the LFSN in recognition of assessing our sustainability program and taking measures to reduce our environmental impact.

Recent Matters

The firm advises clients on a range of matters featuring environmental, social, and governance (ESG) components and sustainability-related issues. Our recent work includes representing:

The Animal Defense
Partnership

Cadwalader provides pro bono legal services to nonprofits referred by The Animal Defense Partnership, a group dedicated to providing quality legal support to the animal protection community.

Sustainable Offices

Charlotte

Carillon is a 24-story office tower that houses our Charlotte offices. The LEED Silver-certified building, which is also Energy Star certified, is designed for improved environmental and human health performance.

New York

Our New York offices are located at 200 Liberty Street, the center of downtown Manhattan. The building has a LEED Gold certification for its sustainability achievement and is Energy Star certified.

Washington D.C.

Our Washington, D.C. offices are located in one of the district’s first LEED Platinum Core and Shell (CS) Certified office buildings. It remains the largest such building to date, and in 2014 earned LEED EB O&M Platinum certification.

London

The firm's new London offices are located at 100 Bishopsgate, a building with a BREEAM rating of "Excellent" based on its environmentally conscious systems and materials aimed at maximizing sustainability and reducing carbon footprint.

Leadership & Engagement

Our attorneys, such as Bill White who serves on the Board of Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, are working together with local nonprofits to learn and share best practices to ensure the greatest environmental, economic and social impact.

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