Partner, Latham & Watkins, LLP
Jean-Philippe Brisson is an environmental lawyer ranked globally who advises oil and gas, power, industrial, and financial institution clients on a wide range of energy and environmental matters.
Mr. Brisson is a partner in Latham’s Environmental, Land & Resources Department where he advises clients on energy, commodities, and climate policy issues. Mr. Brisson is one of the most experienced attorneys in the US in the climate change and carbon neutrality areas. He is recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 US, and Who’s Who Legal and is recipient of a 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 Southern California Gas Company in connection with the methane leak at the Aliso Canyon underground storage field and FivePoint Holdings on the design of NetZero Newhall, the largest carbon neutral city west of Masdar.
Mr. Brisson is a Trustee of Boys Hope Girls Hope New York and a coach of Westfield’s Ajax soccer team.