Carlos E. Clemente is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Clemente is a member of the Energy Regulatory & Markets and Project Development & Finance Practices.

Mr. Clemente has experience representing a wide range of clients in the energy sector, including entities involved in markets for electric power, crude oil and petroleum products, and natural gas. Representations include independent power producers, transmission and generation developers, merchant transmission owners, renewable energy and infrastructure developers, electric storage developers, private equity investors, power marketers, electric cooperative utilities, petroleum refiners, owners and operators of interstate crude oil, petroleum products and natural gas pipelines, and liquefied natural gas terminals.

Mr. Clemente represents clients in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), various state public utilities commissions, and federal and state appellate courts in a broad range of matters, including rate, interconnection and transmission-related matters, wholesale markets rules, North American Electric Reliability Corporation compliance, cross-border matters, jurisdictional matters, and general compliance with the Federal Power Act, the Natural Gas Act, the Interstate Commerce Act, and FERC’s rules, regulation, and policies implementing those statutes.

Prior to working in private practice, Mr. Clemente was a Technical and Legal Adviser in FERC’s Office of Administrative Law Judges. At FERC, Mr. Clemente focused on numerous topics, including wholesale electricity markets, cost-of-service, cost allocation, formula rates, return on equity, market manipulation, and filings made pursuant to sections 205, 206, 215, and 219 of the Federal Power Act.

Mr. Clemente is a member of the American Bar Association, Energy Bar Association, and the Hispanic National Bar Association.

Mr. Clemente’s experience includes advising:

  • Developers on the implications of the PJM Interconnection LLC Minimum Offer Price Rule*
  • Various clients on federal and foreign permitting requirements and regulatory matters concerning cross-border energy projects*
  • Electric utilities and independent power producers on the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act*
  • Independent transmission companies in acquisitions and development in several regional transmission organizations*
  • Electric utilities in administrative litigation involving rate, jurisdictional matters, and integration into a regional transmission organization*
  • Owners and operators of interstate crude oil and petroleum products pipelines on matters involving FERC regulation under the Interstate Commerce Act

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia


  • JD, American University, Washington College of Law, 2017
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • MBA in Trade Finance, University of Puerto Rico, 2012
  • BA in Finance & Operations Management, University of Puerto Rico, 2009
    magna cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish