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Jon Solorzano
Jon Solorzano
Counsel — Environmental, Social & Governance
Counsel — Environmental, Social & Governance

Jon Solorzano

Jon Solorzano
Los Angeles

Two California Plaza
350 South Grand Avenue
Suite 2100
Los Angeles, California 90071

start quote symbolI really enjoy helping my clients develop and implement practical and strategic solutions that anticipate and address the ever-evolving needs of their shareholders and other critical stakeholdersend quote symbol
Jon Solorzano

Experience Highlights

  • Served as Assistant Corporate Secretary at The Clorox Company, a major multinational Consumer Packaged Goods company

  • Led engagement program with leading institutional investors and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on ESG and corporate governance matters, including frequent engagements related to climate change, plastics and waste, high-risk supply chains, inclusion and diversity, board of directors skills, capabilities and refreshment, executive compensation and other matters

  • Frequently assists clients in the development of policies and practices to enhance strategic ESG goals and mitigate risks with stakeholders, including but not limited to, climate action plans, codes of conduct, diversity & inclusion policies, responsible marketing policies, deforestation and biodiversity loss policies, animal testing policies, chemical safety policies and responsible marketing policies

  • Regularly advises clients on sustainability disclosures, including Sustainability Reports, SEC filings, Sustainability Accounting Board (SASB) reporting, reporting in accordance with the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), reporting to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), among others

  • Fortune 500 Company in its development, organization and implementation of ESG strategies and corporate reporting

  • Secured wind and solar Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (VPPAs) in furtherance of corporate greenhouse gas emissions goals

  • Regularly advises clients in connection with ESG crisis management, corporate communications related to activist NGO campaigns, class-action litigation, political expenditures and trade association affiliations and other corporate reputational risk matters

  • Due diligence related to ESG considerations in connection with M&A and other strategic combinations

  • Strategic prioritization of ESG ratings platforms to maximize access to investor capital and to mitigate proxy voting concerns

  • Major consumer facing company in its development of principles for the corporation to speak out or engage with its various stakeholders on politically charged or divisive social and environmental issues

  • Various 14a-8 shareholder proposals regarding corporate governance matters, inclusion and diversity and sustainability topics

  • Advised clients on organizational enhancements to ensure climate change risk considerations managed by executive enterprise risk management committee with appropriate board of directors oversight

  • Regularly advises clients on fiduciary duties, Regulation Fair Disclosure considerations, and establishment of data reporting and controls for ESG matters

  • Lead attorney on various acquisitions of well-known consumer brands for multinational consumer products company

  • Development and implementation of corporate venture program to make strategic minority investments and structure partnerships in connection with company’s sustainability goals

  • Led negotiation of complex Joint Venture arrangements in Middle East for manufacturer of consumer facing branded products

  • Hostile “deal-jump” transaction and tender offer to break up previously announced Merger of Equals transaction

  • Regularly provides counsel to public companies, private companies, and private equity firms in buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions

  • Early-stage companies in equity and debt financings and strategic M&A exits

Credentials

  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 2008 (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law; Articles Editor, Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts)
  • University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A., Political Science and International Relations with honors, 2004
  • Member: Board of Directors for Oak Grove School, an independent PreK-12 School in Ojai, California
  • California
  • New York
  • Spanish (conversational)
  • Jon frequently speaks at industry events and conferences about corporate governance and ESG topics.