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Tara Summerville

Tara Summerville is an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office. She is a member of the Litigation and Investigations Practice Group. Her work has primarily focused on pharmaceutical litigation, mass tort defense, and product liability actions.

Tara also maintains an active pro bono practice representing clients in civil litigation matters.

Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives have become increasingly important in today’s business setting.  Increased awareness and heightened scrutiny of ESG-related issues, combined with third-party litigation funding, has led to a surge in ESG-related litigation and enforcement actions as consumers, regulators, and investors seek to hold companies accountable for claims about their environmental and social impact.  

This post explores the emerging trends shaping the landscape of ESG litigation, which are increasingly centralized in courts in the District of Columbia.  Such claims are often brought by nonprofit organizations seeking to take advantage of local consumer protection laws which they claim allow them standing to sue.Continue Reading A Closer Look: Developing Trends in ESG Litigation