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Celebrating 5 Years of Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy (LSE): Expanding Impact with Startup Law: Sustainability and IRA Advice

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 27, 2024
2023 Annual Report for the Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Program by Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy

As we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy (LSE) initiative, we are thrilled to continue our work and expand our impact. Currently, we have 20 firms in the initiative that provided over $26 million in pro bono services on sustainability matters in 2023. Some of our notable contributions include over $2 million by Arnold & Porter and Orrick, over $6 million by Wilson Sonsini, and $7 million by Morrison & Foerster.

This fall, we launched an experiential education class at Stanford Law School called Startup Law: Sustainability. The class supports the Stanford founder community by providing pro bono legal assistance and support to early-stage nonprofit and for-profit startups addressing climate, sustainability, and social impact challenges. This class has been a great complementary addition to LSE as it often refers more complex matters to our network.

Together with Startup Law: Sustainability, LSE vetted over 80 applicants this year and provided pro bono legal assistance to nearly 50 sustainability-focused startups and nonprofits. The firms in the LSE initiative worked on a variety of interesting projects related to sustainable aquaculture and agriculture, coral reef restoration, renewable energy production, green financing, and carbon capture technologies.

Finally, with the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), LSE worked closely with attorneys in the initiative to offer webinars and direct pro bono services to startups and Tribal entities on how to take advantage of IRA incentives and accelerate renewable energy implementation. We look forward to continuing our work towards a sustainable economy in the future.

By Samantha Johnson

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