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Membership Meeting and CLE - LIVE at Gainey Ranch Golf Club

Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 11:45 AM until 1:15 PM
Gainey Ranch Golf Club
7600 Gainey Club Drive
Scottsdale, AZ  85258

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Paige A Martin
Luncheon Meeting
Registration is required before Friday, February 10, 2023 at 2:00 PM
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
Please read entire confirmation email!

Please DO NOT MAIL CHECKS FOR THE LUNCHEON. Either pay in advance on the website via credit card or bring a check or cash (exact change appreciated) to the luncheon. Note: We charge $5 MORE than what the website lists to pay by check or cash at the luncheon, even if you pre-registered.

Non-members who pay via credit card will be charged a convenience fee by our website provider ($2.00 for a charge up to $50; $3 for over $50 up to 250).

Please arrive by 11:45 to check in at the registration desk. The program begins promptly at noon.

We cannot guarantee special meal requests made after the registration deadline.

This program will NOT be recorded or live streamed.
Cancellation Policy:
We cannot give a credit for cancellations after the registration deadline. After the deadline, we give Gainey a guarantee, and we pay for your meal whether you attend or not.
Available Slots:






Please register by Friday, February 10, 2023 at NOON


The presentation will introduce the current topic of Environment, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) which has exploded in 2022. ESG considerations can be employed as a basis for investment or divestment in a corporation or fund, and in activism targeting those corporations or funds. There have been earlier advocates of ESG from many sectors including Major Investing Institutions such as Blackrock, Corporate Boardrooms such as WalMart, and political advocates such as former United States Senator John Kerry, the Biden Administration’s “Climate Czar”. It started in earnest with President Biden’s Executive Order (EO) that all federal agencies must advance his administration’s climate-related agenda. See 86 Fed Reg. 7619 (Jan. 27, 2021) One of the first manifestations of this EO was that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued the 301 page proposed rule “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors”. See 87 Fed. Reg. 21,334 (Apr. 11, 2022) This proposed rule would significantly affect the amount of narrative disclosures and calculations of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) information required by publicly traded companies to complete the 10K and 10Q filings. Is this proposed new information required by the SEC necessary or appropriate to protect the public interest, a necessary demand placed by the investing public or just “Woke Capitalism” to compel registered companies to create, gather and disclose a crushing amount of material divorced from the type of basic financial information investors need. I will explore both sides of this ESG topic and some predictions of where it might impact corporate reporting and governance in the future.

Jerry Worsham supports clients in environmental compliance matters, related litigation, and natural resource development.

His experience includes: Climate Change and Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) including comment on issues and regulation development; approvals and permits for natural resource development; litigation defense on numerous cases involving the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA); compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); civil and criminal liability defense on environmental matters; ASTM Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments coordination; emergency incident responses; Prospective Purchaser Agreement negotiations; creation of Conservation Easements; and due diligence associated with mergers, acquisitions and initial public offerings.

Jerry reviews and comments on federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations on a regular basis and represents clients before federal and state environmental agencies.

*The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hour toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0.0 hour of professional responsibility.




When registering, please indicate your choice of REGULAR entrée or VEGAN entrée.

Regular Entrée: Blackened grilled chicken with mango and papaya salsa, jasmine rice, sautéed spinach 
Vegan Entrée: Eggplant Parmesan
All meals served with rolls and butter, garden salad with mixed greens, cucumber, tomato, carrot, homemade Italian dressing (GF/DF), and double fudge chocolate cake (GF/V).

Share the fun!  Invite a friend to experience the networking, social and educational opportunities of the Scottsdale Bar Association!  Current members may invite a prospective member to attend an upcoming lunch for free.  Here are the rules:
1.  The guest must be eligible for membership in the Scottsdale Bar Association.  See, click on Membership Information, then Membership Categories.

2.  The guest cannot be a former Scottsdale Bar member.

3.  The guest cannot have attended lunch for free in the past.

4.  The member must attend the luncheon with the guest.
5. The member must register him/herself for the luncheon, then contact Paige Martin at with the guest’s name and email address, and choice of regular or vegan meal, so that she can register the guest.  Member registration and the request for guest registration must be completed before the registration cut-off on the Friday before the luncheon, at noon.

6.  The member can only invite one guest to any luncheon.

7.  The member is responsible for following up with his/her guest after the luncheon to invite the guest to join Scottsdale Bar.

8.  The Board of Directors reserves the right to limit the number of guests attending each luncheon.