Omar Nazif is a partner in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins, where he serves as Local Chair of the Finance Department. Prior to joining the San Diego office, Mr. Nazif was an associate in the firm’s Dubai, London, and San Francisco offices.

Mr. Nazif represents financial institutions, sponsors, and developers in connection with all phases of the development and financing of domestic and international energy and hospitality projects, including gas, wind, solar, and geothermal energy projects. Mr. Nazif’s experience includes structuring and negotiating financing arrangements, project contracts, and joint ventures, as well as advising on mergers and acquisitions of energy projects.

Mr. Nazif holds the Islamic Finance Qualification issued by the UK’s Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Before attending law school, Mr. Nazif worked as a software developer for four years, focusing on developing logistics and medical software.

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, Stanford Law School, 2006
    Order of the Coif, Hilmer Oehlmann, Jr. Award, Stanford Law Review
  • BSE, University of Pennsylvania, 1999
    summa cum laude, John Grist Brainerd Award