Susan Mac Cormac has been a partner in the corporate department of Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office since 2001. She serves as co-chair of the clean technology group and private equity and venture investment practice. Mac Cormac has extensive experience representing start-up to late-stage private companies—primarily in the clean technology or sustainable space—and expertise in structure for nonprofit/for-profit ”hybrids” and new corporate forms. She regularly advises boards of private and public companies, special committees and CEOs on corporate governance as it relates to sustainability and corporate social responsibility issues. Her clients include Arcadia, EDF Renewable Energy, Digital Divide Data, Windowfarms, Business for Social Responsibility, Goodwill, Natural Heritage Institute, Rising Sun Energy and Eagle Cliff Partners.
Mac Cormac is on the faculty at both the Stanford Directors’ College and the Northwestern Corporate Counsel Institute. She graduated from Williams College with a degree in political economy and received her J.D. and LL.M. degrees from Duke University School of Law in 1993. California Lawyer magazine named Mac Cormac one of the 2012 California Lawyers of the Year for her effective work in state legislative change as co-chair of the working group for the Flexible Purpose Corporation. She is on the board of directors of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and the Biomimicry Institute.