John Morris is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm's Environment, Land & Resources Department.
Mr. Morris’ practice focuses on the representation of large companies in regulated industries across a range of regulatory, litigation and transactional matters. Mr. Morris also maintains an active pro bono practice, and contributes to the firm’s Clean Energy Law Report.
During law school, Mr. Morris served as an associate editor for the Texas Law Review and as a judicial extern to the Honorable Margaret A. Nagle of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Mr. Morris authored student publications appearing in the Texas Law Review and the Texas Environmental Law Journal.
Mr. Morris’ experience includes:
- Environmental and water rights due diligence in connection with a variety of real estate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions
- Settlement negotiations with the Environmental Protection Agency, state regulators and potentially responsible parties in connection with a major CERCLA response action and remediation project
- Advising healthcare and consumer products manufacturers in air quality compliance matters before the California Air Resources Board and South Coast Air Quality Management District
- Water rights defense in litigation and groundwater adjudication