Sarah E. Fortt

Austin | Washington, D.C.
  • 301 Congress Avenue
  • Suite 900
  • Austin, Texas 78701
  • United States

Sarah E. Fortt, Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Practice, helps clients navigate potential risks and opportunities relating to climate change, human rights, and corporate culture. 

Ms. Fortt advises public and private companies and their boards on ESG-related corporate governance, disclosure obligations, and regulatory requirements. With an eye toward ESG and cultural matters, she regularly works with boards to manage their approaches to:

  • Governance 
  • Crisis management and preparedness
  • Succession planning
  • Board education 

She also counsels clients in high-stakes governance situations, including board- and C-suite-level ethical concerns, emergency board and C-suite transitions, shareholder activism, and board conflict, as well as corporate crises, such as cybersecurity and data security breaches.

Ms. Fortt draws on her background in executive compensation and sophisticated understanding of cross-organizational incentive structures to help clients create consistent, effective, and meaningful stakeholder communications.

Before joining Latham, Ms. Fortt led the ESG efforts at a global law firm. Ms. Fortt serves on the Advisory Board for and regularly authors articles on ESG-related topics for leading publications. Additionally, Ms. Fortt serves on the editorial boards for Insights and the Corporate Governance Advisor.

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