Hannah Orowitz


Hannah Orowitz is a managing director on Georgeson’s corporate governance advisory team. Hannah works closely with clients across all market capitalizations and industries to develop proactive shareholder engagement programs. Hannah leverages her legal background and disclosure expertise to help Georgeson clients enhance and effectively communicate key governance matters to their investors. As a former in-house counsel, Hannah understands the complexities presented by investors’ ever-increasing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters and helps clients reach consensus within their organizations as to how to best communicate with stakeholders on these topics. Frequently representing Georgeson at industry events and presentations, Hannah continues to speak about the evolving intersection of shareholder engagement and ESG. She is also a lead contributor to Georgeson’s content development team and is regularly featured in industry media coverage.

Prior to joining Georgeson, Hannah was Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for XL Group Ltd, responsible for securities and corporate governance matters, including the development and execution of XL’s shareholder engagement and sustainability strategies, all aspects of XL’s shareholder meetings and governance matters related to XL’s acquisition of Catlin Group Limited and later its merger with and into AXA SA. Hannah began her career as an Associate with Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan (now Eversheds Sutherland), where she counseled clients on public and private securities offerings and corporate governance matters.

Hannah received her J.D., Cum Laude, from American University Washington College of Law and her B.A. from Hamilton College. She is a member of the Society for Corporate Governance and of its Sustainability Practices Committee.

Recent thought leadership:

The 2020 Annual Corporate Governance Review

Examining U.S. and Non-U.S. Investor Voting Behavior at 2019 Annual Meetings

Annual Meeting Adjustments Amid COVID-19

Preparing for the Future of ESG Reporting in the Financial Services Industry