By Chintan Panchal

In Law360, RPCK Founding Partner Chintan Panchal shares more about the need for impact lawyers as impact investing is becoming more mainstream and client needs are shifting. This relatively young but growing sector can provide a fulfilling and rewarding career path for sophisticated, corporate finance lawyers who think creatively, regularly structure complex finance transactions and have a passion for being a part of making real systems change.

But the legal community has failed to evolve with the times. Many firms still relegate impact investing to the pro bono category, suggesting that they have yet to recognize the sophistication of the work taking place in the industry or the opportunity to address the
needs of the growing sector. Not evolving as a legal community does clients a disservice.
So it’s worth posing the question: What does it mean to be an impact lawyer? Is there even such a thing?

– Chintan Panchal, November 29, 2022