Zaheer H. Tajani is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Environmental, Land & Resources Department.
Mr. Tajani counsels public and private corporations in the natural resources development, technology, energy, and automotive sectors to meet their environmental legal obligations and surpass best practice benchmarks within their communities and environment. He has unique experience working with experts and large multi-national corporations to respond to and remedy liabilities arising under various environmental topics including, but not limited to, the following topics:
- Clean Air Act
- Clean Water Act
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
- Toxic Substances Control Act
- National Environmental Policy Act
- Environmental justice
- Community involvement
- Land stewardship
- International standards
His background in Civil and Environmental engineering makes him particularly adept at handling technically sophisticated matters and working with experts to develop testimony and strategies for clients.
Mr. Tajani maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients focusing on improving conditions for animals and the natural environment. In addition, he has worked on many cases to help individuals seeking asylum from Spanish and Urdu speaking regions of the world and, locally, to help indigent clients record last will and testament documents.
Mr. Tajani brings a specialized background to his practice, having previously worked as an environmental and water resources scientist at an environmental consulting agency focusing on site remediation for domestic and international sites. He also served as a Fellow at the US Environmental Protection Agency in the Offices of Water’s Office of Wastewater Management. While in law school, he worked as a law clerk at both the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the New York State Office of the Attorney General in the Environmental Protection Bureau, and as a judicial extern at the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Tajani currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Sierra Institute – an organization focused on promoting healthy and sustainable forests and watersheds through rural community partnerships.
- Co-author, “Environmental Citizen Suits in the Trump Era,” Natural Resources & Environment (October 2017)
- Co-author, “Resilience and Raisins: Partial Taking and Coastal Climate Change Adaptation,” Environmental Law Reporter (February 2016)