With a background in electrical engineering and energy marketing, Latif brings a unique technical and business perspective to his clients’ legal and policy issues. As the electric industry evolves to address the threat of climate change, and as costs to consumers continue to rise, municipalities and state agencies seek Latif’s counsel to navigate complex policy changes and to protect ratepayers from profit-seeking utilities.
A skilled negotiator, Latif has reached favorable settlements for ratepayers across the country, from California to New England to Kentucky. He has also led complex administrative litigation against investor-owned utilities, and has successfully appealed agency decisions that fail to adequately protect consumers.
Latif’s deep knowledge of FERC-regulated electricity markets as well as NERC’s reliability standards are an asset to his clients that seek to comply with the relevant requirements. He supports municipal utilities with compliance oversight and in enforcement matters.
Latif has a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School and a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo. Prior to law school, he held increasingly senior roles at Just Energy, a leading distributor of electricity and natural gas. And he had formative internships at the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator, Microsoft Corporation and the Aga Khan Foundation.
He has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. And he serves as the Chair of the Energy Bar Association’s Compliance and Enforcement Committee.