Chelsea Muñoz-Patchen is an associate in the Houston office of Latham & Watkins.

Prior to joining Latham full-time, Ms. Muñoz-Patchen was a summer associate in the Houston office.

While attending University of Chicago Law School, Ms. Muñoz-Patchen was an articles editor for The Chicago Journal of International Law. Her research on regulating space debris was published in 2018. Ms. Muñoz-Patchen served as a research assistant for Professors Daniel Abebe and Jonathan Masur, focusing on intellectual property and constitutional law in the US and Ethiopia. She also participated in immigration and asylum pro bono work throughout law school and as a summer associate at Latham.

Prior to law school, Ms. Muñoz-Patchen earned her BA and BS in Geography from Arizona State University. As a graduate student, she studied political ecology and people’s relationship to urban nature, and taught Introduction to Physical Geography labs.

Bar Qualification

  • Texas


  • JD, University of Chicago Law School, 2019
  • MA in Geography, Arizona State University, 2014
  • BA in Geography, Arizona State University, 2012