Jean-Philippe Brisson, Partner, Latham & Watkins, LLP
Jean-Philippe Brisson, a leading environmental lawyer, advises oil and gas, industrial, and financial institution clients on a wide range of energy and environmental matters, including carbon finance, renewable energy, and commodities.
Mr. Brisson is a partner in Latham’s Environmental, Land & Resources Department and Co-Chair of its Air Quality and Climate Change Practice. He has more than 15 years of experience advising clients on energy, commodities, and climate policy issues, and is ranked by Chambers USA and Chambers Global for his work in this area. Mr. Brisson is also recognized by Who’s Who Legal, Environment. He is a recipient of a 2012 Burton Award for Legal Achievement and a registered lobbyist in California, where he represents a number of clients in proceedings before the Air Resources Board.
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 100 environmental commodities transactions.
Mr. Brisson also has extensive experience advising clients on environmental issues arising in business transactions and on global product regulations, including those of the WEEE, RoHS, and other similar EU Directives.