Jean-Philippe Brisson is nationally and globally ranked and 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, in which he serves as Global Co-Chair of the Environmental Regulation & Transactions Practice. As one of the most experienced lawyers in the US for climate change and carbon neutrality, he is recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, The Legal 500 US, and Who’s Who Legal, and is the 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 previously served as vice president of 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, FivePoint Holdings on the design of NetZero Newhall, the largest carbon neutral city in the world, and Occidental Petroleum on a carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project in Texas.
Mr. Brisson is a frequent speaker and presenter on climate change, including at North American Climate World, and he serves as a trustee of Boys Hope Girls Hope New York.