Jean-Philippe Brisson

JP BrissonJean-Philippe Brisson, Partner, Latham & Watkins, LLP

Jean-Philippe Brisson is a leading environmental lawyer who has more than 15 years of experience advising oil and gas, industrial and financial institution clients on a wide range of energy and environmental matters globally.

Mr. Brisson is a partner in Latham’s Environmental, Land and Resources Department and Co-chair of its Air Quality and Climate Change Practice. He is ranked by Chambers USA and Chambers Global for his work in this area and is a recipient of a 2012 Burton Award for Legal Achievement and a Climate Action Reserve CARROT Award.

Mr. Brisson represents several large emitters and commodities market makers in connection with structured offset and allowance transactions and compliance and enforcement issues under AB32. He is part of the team at Latham & Watkins that represents industry in connection with the offset litigation under AB32 and he has participated on behalf of clients in the preparation of a number of industry standard agreements for the sale and purchase of environmental commodities. He was previously Vice President in Goldman Sachs’ Global Commodities business where he helped establish Goldman’s US carbon trading desk and worked on a number of private equity transactions

LL.M., International Environmental Law, George Washington University Law School, 1998, highest honors
LL.B./B.C.L., McGill University, 1996

Bar Qualifications
New York, Quebec

English, French

Recognition Highlights
Jean-Philippe Brisson is an esteemed environmental law expert with a wealth of experience in renewables and carbon finance. A market observer says: “He’s a strong transactional lawyer with lots of good experience in the US.” He co-chairs the firm’s climate change department out of the New York office. – Chambers Global 2014

“From a transactional standpoint” Jean-Philippe Brisson “is right up there and is very experienced,” according to market sources. Clients praise him as being “very responsive” and “very enthusiastic.” – Chambers USA 2014