Partner, Latham & Watkins
Jean-Philippe Brisson is a lawyer ranked nationally and globally who advises oil and gas, power, industrial, and financial institution clients on a wide range of energy and environmental matters, including carbon capture and sequestration and carbon neutrality.
Mr. Brisson is a partner in Latham & Watkins’ Environmental, Land & Resources Department where he serves as Global Co-Chair of the Environmental Regulation & Transactions Practice. He is one of the most experienced attorneys in the US in the climate change and carbon neutrality areas. Mr. Brisson is recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, The Legal 500 US, and Who’s Who Legal. He is recognized as a 2021 Environment & Energy Trailblazer by the National Law Journal and a recipient of the 2012 Burton Award for Legal Achievement. He is a registered lobbyist in California where he represents clients before the State Legislature and State Agencies.
Mr. Brisson was previously Vice President in Goldman Sachs’ Global Commodities business where he helped establish Goldman’s US carbon trading desk and worked on a number of private equity transactions. Over his career, he has diligenced, negotiated, structured, and drafted more than 200 environmental commodities transactions and has advised clients on environmental issues in more than 150 M&A, private equity, and banking transactions.
Mr. Brisson currently represents the FivePoint Holdings on the design of NetZero Newhall, the largest carbon neutral city in the world, Microsoft on the deployment of its US$1 billion Climate Innovation Fund, and Occidental Petroleum on a carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project in Texas.
Mr. Brisson is a trustee of Boys Hope Girls Hope New York.