Rising Star: Latham & Watkins' Laura Godfrey

Law360, New York (March 27, 2012, 8:52 PM EDT) -- Latham & Watkins LLP partner Laura Godfrey has helped Southern California Edison Co. and other companies in the western U.S. fend off federal and local environmental challenges — both inside and outside court — on their way to gaining regulatory approval for large-scale transmission capacity projects, earning her a place among Law360's five rising environmental stars under 40.

The 35-year-old Godfrey, who works in the firm's San Diego office, leads utilities and renewable energy developers over the environmental hurdles facing their projects, from addressing the concerns...
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