Julie Miles is an associate in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins.

Ms. Miles advises developers, utilities, and other public and private companies on a broad range of environmental matters, including matters involving compliance with and challenges under federal, state, and local environmental and land-use regulations, and complex environmental litigation.

Ms. Miles has substantial experience in litigation and regulatory matters involving the Clean Water Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, California Endangered Species Act, California Environmental Quality Act, and California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, among other environmental laws and regulations.

Ms. Miles also has experience representing policyholders in complex insurance coverage and bad faith disputes involving environmental liability matters.

Prior to law school, Ms. Miles studied Chinese Law, with an emphasis on a comparative study of US and Chinese water law and regulations.

During law school, Ms. Miles was the Class of 2019 Rothman Scholar, and served as the inaugural chair of the Gold Honors Scholars program. Ms. Miles received the Hale Moot Court Best Brief Award, and later served on the board of the Hale Moot Court.

Thought Leadership

  • “California Coastal Commission Concurs With BOEM’s Consistency Determination for Morro Bay WEA” Latham & Watkins Article (June 2022)
  • “California Senate Passes Broad GHG Emissions Reporting Requirements” Latham & Watkins Article (February 2022)
  • “President Biden Outlines Comprehensive Plan for Federal Sustainability” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (January 2022)
  • “US Fish and Wildlife Service Continues Work to Narrow Application of Migratory Bird Treaty Act” Latham & Watkins Article (June 2020)
  • “California Sets Standards for Holding Public Meetings During the COVID-19 Pandemic” Latham & Watkins Article (May 2020)
  • “California WaterFix: an Historic Vote Is a Major Step Forward” Latham & Watkins Article (July 2018)

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of Southern California Law School, 2019
  • LL.M. in Chinese Law, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2015
  • BS, International Politics, Georgetown University, 2013
    magna cum laude