Chris Carlson, an associate in Troutman Pepper’s State Attorneys General and Regulatory Investigations, Strategy + Enforcement (RISE) practice groups, is quoted in the January 23, 2023 Corporate Counsel article, “States’ War on ESG Investing Could Hinge on Obscure KY Suit.”

“This suit may give a federal court the first opportunity to speak directly to the merits of ESG investing—potentially setting an industry-changing precedent,” said Troutman Pepper in a client advisory.

“They need to be proactive in preparing for these kinds of investigations. If you publicly announce your commitment to ESG principles, you should expect scrutiny and take steps now to stand behind this position,” said Chris Carlson, an associate in Richmond, Virginia, in Troutman Pepper’s state attorneys general practice.