Diego Flores is an associate in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins.
Mr. Flores assists clients on matters involving compliance with and challenges under federal, state, and local environmental and land-use regulations, including CEQA, NEPA, CERCLA, and the Coastal Act.
Mr. Flores’ practice focuses on utility infrastructure, residential and commercial development, contaminated properties, and actions before agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management, California Public Utilities Commission, California Coastal Commission, and various municipal and local agencies. Mr. Flores’ pro bono work includes veterans’ advocacy work with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and was recognized by the ACLU with an Immigrant Justice Award in 2018.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Flores served as a judicial intern for Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz of the US District Court for the Southern District of California. While in law school, Mr. Flores was an articles editor for the Virginia Environmental Law Journal and a Dillard Fellow with the Legal Research and Writing program.
- Co-Author, “California Legislature Eyes 100% Clean Energy Target,” Latham’s Clean Energy Law Report, July 2018
- Co-Author, “California Court of Appeal: Statewide Emissions Goals May Inform Mitigation Measures,” Latham’s Clean Energy Law Report, July 2018
- Co-Author, “CEQ Seeks Input on Potential Revisions to NEPA Regulations,” Latham’s Clean Energy Law Report, June 2018
- Co-Author, “California Court of Appeal: Challenges to Water Supply Assessments Appropriate After EIR Certification,” Latham’s Environment, Land & Resources Blog, April 2018