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mencher michaelMichael Mencher, Special Counsel, represents public and late-stage private companies in a broad range of sustainability, corporate governance, securities regulation and other corporate matters. He counsels public companies and their boards on governance and securities issues, including Exchange Act reporting, annual meetings, shareholder activism, insider trading, and board structure and composition matters. Michael has extensive experience assisting corporate and funds clients with the establishment and development of environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs, providing strategic advice to boards and management teams on complex sustainability matters, including climate reporting and targets, transaction diligence, green finance, board oversight, and shareholder and stakeholder engagement.

Michael also regularly assists initial public offering and deSPAC companies on public company readiness matters, including with respect to governance and sustainability. He works closely with newly public companies on their initial Securities and Exchange Commission and sustainability reporting, as well as establishing key governance and compliance processes. In addition, he has extensive experience representing public companies in various securities offerings – such as IPOs, green finance transactions, registered debt and equity offerings, and private investment in public equity (PIPE) deals.


  • Harvard Law School
    JD, 2014, magna cum laude
  • Harvard University
    MA, 2014, Government
  • Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris
    Master Recherche, 2010, History and Theory of Politics, first class honors
  • University of Chicago
    BA, 2008, Philosophy, college and departmental honors
Disclaimer: The biography is as of the date the speaker presented.
Event Name The State of Sustainable Finance
Event Date 2024-05-01

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