Betty Moy Huber is a corporate partner and Global Co-Chair of Latham’s Environmental, Social, and Governance practice. She shapes business-critical corporate sustainability initiatives, policy, and reporting for leading companies, funds, and their boards. Ms. Huber also advises on sustainable finance products, M&A transactions, and capital markets offerings.

An ESG and corporate sustainability trailblazer since the field’s nascency, Ms. Huber leverages more than 25 years’ experience and trusted C-suite relationships to guide clients on:

  • ESG policies and disclosure
  • Corporate culture and corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • Sustainable finance, impact investing, and “net-zero” and other climate change matters
  • SEC and other mandatory and voluntary reporting and disclosure requirements
  • Board oversight, risk management, composition, and refreshment
  • Fiduciary duties
  • Board assessments
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Shareholder proposals

She provides pragmatic, commercial guidance across a broad spectrum of industries and market caps, driving value through ESG strategy, oversight, reporting, and other programs while carefully addressing, managing, and mitigating risk. Ms. Huber draws on a sophisticated understanding of her clients’ businesses to meet their emerging demands in today’s rapidly evolving regulatory climate. Ms. Huber serves on the Board of Advisors for NYU's School of Law Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance. She frequently speaks and writes for the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association, Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program, the New York State and City Bar, Practising Law Institute, and the Society for Corporate Governance. 

A recognized thought leader and former member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Advisory Council, Ms. Huber is quoted in various media outlets, including the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and American Banker. She lectures on ESG matters at law schools, including Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, and Stanford Law School’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance.

Before joining Latham, Ms. Huber was co-head of the ESG Group and Environmental Practice Group at another global law firm. 

Ms. Huber’s experience includes advising:

ESG Counsel

  • Various large-, mid-, and small-cap companies and their boards, as well as pre-IPO companies, on the full suite of ESG/CSR services, including:
    • Near- and long-term planning
    • Proxy and other mandatory and voluntary reporting
    • Human capital and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) matters disclosures
    • ESG human rights and ethics policies
  • Various financial institutions and other issuers on regular board presentations and briefing C-suite members on:
    • ESG matters
    • Regulatory developments
    • Evolving stakeholder demands
  • Energy, infrastructure, and financial service companies on 14a-8 shareholder proposals
  • Various public companies on ESG ratings and rankings
  • Various issuers and industry groups in connection with:
    • Federal and state climate change
    • Human capital
    • Board diversity
    • Other ESG-related regulatory rulemaking
  • Various borrowers and lenders on ESG-linked loans and other financing instruments

Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

  • Buyers and sellers and their boards — as ESG, environmental, and toxic tort counsel — in hundreds of stock, asset, merger, spin-off, and joint venture transactions and related insurance coverage, including a US$11 billion deal involving two industrial software companies
  • Various energy companies in ESG and environmental indemnity disputes
  • Various private funds in developing ESG policies and ongoing Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and stakeholder reporting

Capital Markets

  • On ESG and environmental aspects in connection with hundreds of IPOs and other securities offerings as well as ongoing periodic reporting

Bar Qualification

  • New York

Education

  • JD, New York University School of Law, 1996
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1993
    cum laude