Jacqueline Yap is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the firm’s Environment, Land & Resources Department. Ms. Yap’s practice focuses on regulatory and transactional support, as well as complex environmental litigation.
Prior to joining Latham full-time, Ms. Yap was a summer associate in the Washington, D.C. office. While in law school, Ms. Yap 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. Yap 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. Yap 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 non-profit organization.