Matthew Powell is a finance associate in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins, and is a member of the Project Development & Finance Practice.

Mr. Powell advises a variety of lenders, equity investors, sponsors, and developers with the development, financing, acquisition, and divestment of a variety of energy and infrastructure projects, with a focus in the renewable energy sector.

Mr. Powell earned his JD/MBA from Emory University, where he was the Alan E. and Myrna Rothfeder Scholar. He was elected as a member of the Order of the Coif and graduated with High Honors. Mr. Powell also served as a member of the Emory International Law Review.

Thought Leadership

Author, A Call to Congress: The Urgent Need for Cyberattack Amendments to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 7 J. Law Cyber. Warf. 117, 2018

Author, The Vital Need to Eliminate a De Facto Negligence Standard Under Section 14(e) of the Exchange Act, 15 Hastings Bus. L.J. 253, 2019

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • New York


  • JD, Emory University School of Law
    Order of the Coif
  • MBA, Emory University Goizueta Business School
  • BSBA, University of Arizona, Eller College of Management
    magna cum laude