Natalie C. Rogers

  • Associate
  • 12670 High Bluff Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92130
  • USA
  • T +1.858.523.3941


Natalie Rogers is an associate in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins.

Ms. Rogers primarily handles land use matters involving compliance with and challenges to environmental and land use regulations, as well as complex environmental litigation.

She has represented clients in connection with:

  • Permitting major real estate, energy, and infrastructure projects, and defending project permits and entitlements in judicial proceedings
  • Compliance with environmental and land use laws
  • Administrative proceedings before federal, state, and local agencies
  • Defenses to toxic tort, public nuisance, products liability, and contaminated property claims brought in state and federal courts

Ms. Rogers’ cross-disciplinary approach helps clients through a development project’s complete life cycle, from obtaining land use entitlements and environmental approvals from federal, state, and local agencies, to successfully defending and prosecuting land use and environmental disputes in trial and appellate courts. Ms. Rogers also leverages the litigation component of her practice to defend product manufacturer clients in state and federal courts against claims of environmental contamination sounding in state tort law and state and federal contaminated properties laws.

Ms. Rogers helps clients successfully navigate key federal, state, and local land use and environmental laws, including:

  • California Environmental Quality Act
  • California Coastal Act
  • National Environmental Policy Act
  • Local planning and zoning laws
  • Contaminated property laws
  • Endangered species laws
  • Public utility laws
  • Air and water quality laws
  • State tort and products liability laws

Thought Leadership

  • CEQA Case Report: 2021 Year in Review -  June 23, 2022
  • CEQA Case Report: 2020 Year in Review -  February 25, 2021
  • CEQA Case Report: Understanding the Judicial Landscape for Development — Full Report -  May 17, 2019
  • California Supreme Court Clarifies Standards for Judicial Review and Air Quality Analyses  -  March 06, 2019
  • California Court of Appeal Upholds Partial Award of Attorneys’ Fees to Successful CEQA Litigant  -  April 18, 2018
  • California Court of Appeal Upholds City’s General Plan Update Against CEQA Challenge  -  February 27, 2018
  • Clean Energy Law Report - US FWS Proposes First-of-its-Kind Migratory Bird Incidental Take Authorizations -  June 02, 2015
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Receive Lift From New Bill -  May 14, 2015
  • FAA to Begin Integrating Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace  -  February 25, 2015
  • Clean Energy Law Report: Climate Action Plan for San Diego County Struck Down Under CEQA -  November 12, 2014
Bar Qualification
  • California
  • JD, University of San Diego School of Law, 2014
    cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BA, Gonzaga University, 2011
    summa cum laude
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Litigation & Trial Practice
  • Environment, Land & Resources