Experienced Environmental Trial Lawyer and ESG Advisor Joins Hinshaw & Culbertson in New Orleans

January 30, 2023

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP today announced the addition of Bessie Antin Daschbach as a partner in the firm's Government Practice in the New Orleans office. A seasoned litigator, Daschbach brings extensive experience with environmental litigation and will spearhead the firm's Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) team.

Formerly a managing member of Jones Swanson, Daschbach focuses her practice on advising companies on incorporating ESG practices, mitigating risks and liability, and reporting and compliance-related matters.

"With two decades of trial experience with environmental matters, Bessie has a depth of knowledge and keen insights on ESG and related issues that may impact companies today and in the future," said Lauren Campisi, Hinshaw partner, and managing partner of the New Orleans office. "I have known her professionally and personally for a number of years, and I have a high regard for her as an attorney and a leader. I'm thrilled that she has decided to join Hinshaw and lead our ESG team."

Daschbach has a successful track record as a trial lawyer, having led the environmental litigation team at Jones Swanson. In addition, she has litigated a broad scope of commercial cases and has significant experience with various international arbitration matters. She decided to make the move to Hinshaw because of the firm's geographic footprint and the strong potential to help expand the firm's ESG capabilities.

"I'm very passionate about the ongoing expansion of ESG in a broader range of industries and companies," Daschbach said. "Many corporations are facing greater scrutiny from customers, investors, and government agencies with regard to ESG. It's a matter of good business practice and value creation. Hinshaw is a great match, as it provides me with the opportunity to grow my practice, while serving clients' increasing demand for legal counsel in ESG matters. I'm excited to join this highly regarded firm with top-notch talent, and I look forward to expanding the firm's capabilities in this critical area."

Prior to joining Jones Swanson, Daschbach practiced law at Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert in New Orleans and Siller Wilk LLP in New York. She earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Duke University and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Tulane Law School. She also received an L.L.M. in International Law from Columbia Law School, where she was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. In addition to her active law practice, she is general counsel for Salon 22, a start-up focused on diversity and dedicated to advancing women through networking and professional development opportunities.

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