Jacqueline Zhang is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the firm’s Environment, Land & Resources and Environmental, Social & Governance Practices. Ms. Zhang's practice focuses on environmental and ESG regulatory and transactional support for international corporate and project finance matters.

While in law school, Ms. Zhang served as a law clerk at the US Environmental Protection Agency (Air Enforcement Division); Office of the US Trade Representative (China Trade Enforcement); US Department of Justice (Environment and Natural Resources Division); and the DC Bar Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Community.

Ms. Zhang also served as the president of the GW Environmental and Energy Law Association, as an associate on The George Washington Law Review, and as a research assistant for a professor in environmental law.

Prior to law school, Ms. Zhang conducted climate change and air pollution research for Emory’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Climate@Emory Initiative. In 2015, she observed the UNFCCC COP21 climate change negotiations that led to the Paris Agreement as a delegate of an environmental nonprofit organization.

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • District of Columbia


  • JD, George Washington University Law School, 2019
  • BS in Environmental Sciences & East Asian Studies, Emory University, 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English