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Robert A. Wyman, Jr.


Bob Wyman is of counsel in the Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., offices of Latham & Watkins. He retired from the partnership on December 31, 2019. He was a member of the Environmental Litigation and Regulation & Transactions Practices. Mr. Wyman formerly served as the Global Chair of the Environment, Land & Resources Department and Co-Chair of the Air Quality & Climate Change Practice.

Mr. Wyman’s regulatory and public policy practice included:

  • Air quality
  • Cleantech and renewable energy
  • Climate change 
  • Energy
  • Transportation

Mr. Wyman’s litigation practice included:

  • Civil and criminal enforcement defense 
  • Defense of citizen suits (e.g., under the Clean Air Act, CEQA)
  • Direct review of administrative agency actions in federal and state courts 

Mr. Wyman writes and speaks extensively in the areas of air quality, cleantech and renewable energy, climate change, corporate disclosure, corporate civil and criminal liability, and sustainability, among other topics.

Mr. Wyman was recognized as a leading environmental lawyer by the following publications:

  • Thought Leader – Global Elite for Climate Change by Who’s Who Legal 2020
  • Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers Los Angeles Litigation - Environmental (2013 & 2019) 
  • Selected as one of the decade's three most influential lawyers in the area of Energy and the Environment by the National Law Journal's Most Influential Lawyers Special Report (2010) 
  • Highly Recommended by Euromoney/Legal Media Group’s inaugural Clean Technology and Renewable Energy Guide (2013)
  • Band 1 Chambers USA California Environmental attorney ranking for each year (2004-2018) 
  • Band 1 Chambers USA (Climate); Band 2 Chambers Global (Climate)
  • A Top 50 Lawyer in LA by the Los Angeles Business Journal
  • California’s Environmental Law Dream Team by the California Lawyer
  • Ethisphere’s Attorneys Who Matter (2009)

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  • Bar Qualification
    • California
    • District of Columbia
    • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1980
    • BA, Princeton University, 1976
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