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Experienced Energy and Infrastructure Partner Rejoins Latham & Watkins in San Diego

May 24, 2021
Jennifer Roy brings significant experience in clean energy, regulatory, and environmental compliance matters.

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Jennifer Roy has rejoined the firm’s San Diego office as a partner in the Environment, Land & Resources Department and member of the Project Siting & Approvals Practice. Roy brings substantial experience in clean energy, regulatory, and environmental compliance matters, with experience both at Latham and in the private sector. Roy previously worked in the firm’s San Diego office and rejoins the firm from Venture Global LNG, where she served as Assistant General Counsel.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer back to the firm. She is a unique and valuable addition to our team, combining superb technical skills, creative problem solving, and a client-centric mindset,” said Jim Arnone, Global Chair of the firm’s Environment, Land & Resources Department.

Roy has built a strong reputation in project entitlement matters, administrative and municipal hearings, land use litigation, and federal environmental review and permitting issues, particularly in the energy and infrastructure sector.

DJ Moore, Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Project Siting & Approvals Practice, added, “Jennifer brings broad-based experience, formidable advocacy skills, and sophisticated regulatory knowledge to our team. In particular, her extensive work in the energy space will help us further develop our platform in line with clients’ needs."

Roy has frequently advised on regulatory compliance, environmental policy, diligence, and financing matters related to the development, environmental review, permitting, construction, and operation of a wide range of land use and infrastructure projects, ranging from desalination projects to renewable energy projects to multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas export facilities and pipelines.

“It is with much enthusiasm that we welcome Jennifer back to the firm and the San Diego office,” said Cheston Larson, San Diego Office Managing Partner. “Jennifer is a proven talent and leader with substantial experience with many of California’s large-scale developments, energy regulations, and litigation. Complimented by her private sector experience, our clients will benefit immensely from her vast knowledge and insight.”

“I was very fortunate to begin my career at Latham, so I know it is the ideal place for me to further build my practice,” said Roy. “I look forward to working with such a skilled and collaborative team that consistently delivers the highest level of client service.”

Roy received her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, our lawyers advise clients on market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Notes to Editors

1Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Firm of Salman M. Al-Sudairi, a limited liability company, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.