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.

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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:

Cadwalader Stands With the Earth

In support of the Earth Day movement, the Firm launched its Cadwalader Stands With the Earth initiative. Our Earth Day programming includes a photo contest open to all employees and immediate family members, and sharing tips on how we can all help to restore the earth. Programming included a presentation on how race determines a community’s disproportionate exposure to toxic emissions and pollution, and a presentation on the urgency for infrastructure work for the Catawba River – the Charlotte area’s sole source of drinking water.

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The Animal Defense

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


The Legacy Union building is an 18-story office tower that houses our Charlotte office. The LEED Gold-certified building is designed to improve environmental and human health performance with a state of the art HVAC system.

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.


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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