Thought Leadership

Mandatory Climate Emissions Disclosures: California Lawmakers Press On While SEC May Be Backing Off

Mandatory disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions by business operators is coming, one way or another. California legislators continue to press for a change in law that would require disclosures for large businesses that do business in California.

View More

NYS Governor Hochul Delivers 2023 State of the State Address

On January 10, 2023, Governor Kathy Hochul delivered her second State of the State address, outlining her policy and fiscal agenda for the upcoming year.

View More

Governor Newsom Proposes FY 2023–24 Budget

Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his fifth January budget proposal, which would authorize $223.6 billion in general fund spending, a 3.6% decrease from current-year spending.

View More

California’s Independent Legislative Analyst’s Office Criticizes State’s New Climate Plan

The California Legislative Analyst’s Office criticized the California Air Resources Board’s recent and most sweeping revision of its Scoping Plan to achieve legislatively mandated greenhouse gas reductions.

View More

Episode 22: Global Social Media Campaigns—Challenges of Working With Global Influencers

In today’s interconnected world, many social media influencers have a fan base that is not limited by geographic barriers and are, therefore, attractive to brands that wish to connect with customers globally.

View More

California’s Climate Blueprint: ‘Hope,’ Mandates and Few Details

Calling for foundational reforms in every sector of California’s economy, now the fourth largest in the world, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on December 15, 2022, adopted the latest and most sweeping version of the “Scoping Plan.”

View More

Wolff and Smith to Speak on Climate-Related Disclosures at Law Journal Newsletters Webinar

Investigations, Compliance and White Collar Defense Partner Jacqueline Wolff and Land Use Partner David Smith will speak in a webinar session titled “Climate Change Risk and Disclosure: A New Focus for SEC Enforcement,” hosted by Law Journal Newsletters on October 13.

View More

Health Care Providers’ Role in Energy Conservation and Sustainability: A Guide to Driving Change

Health care leaders are operating in an environment of seismic change.

View More

Famili Quoted in POLITICO on the Federal Climate of the Booming Cannabis Industry

Leader of Manatt@s Cannabis and CBD practice@Anita Famili spoke with POLITICO about how federal illegality is impacting cannabis businesses in states that have new recreational marijuana markets. In the article, Famili noted that marijuana companies are at a disadvantage when it comes to federal taxes, saying @the cost of doing business for weed companies is just much higher than any other...

View More

Justices Limit EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulation, Stop Short of What Observers Hoped/Feared

The Supreme Court severely limited the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) asserted authority to regulate greenhouse gases from existing emission sources such as coal-fired power plants.

View More
Services








Key Topics




Clear