James Mann

Latham & Watkins

6-7 years

James Mann is a finance associate in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins. Mann has extensive experience in a broad range of transactional project finance and real estate projects, including in connection with construction, power plant development, casino development and real estate acquisition. Mann graduated in 2006 with a J.D./MBA from the University of South California law school and the USC Marshall School of Business, where he was an editor on the Southern California Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif.  

Mann has represented Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Jefferies, Morgan Stanley and other leading investment banks in connection with casino financings totaling more than $5.8 billion, including more than $3.9 billion in traditional casino financings in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio, and more than $1.9 billion in Indian casino financings in California, New York, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Mann has also represented numerous lenders and borrowers in connection with the development, financing, acquisition and sale of energy projects totaling more than $2.8 billion with respect to power plants in California, Texas, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Connecticut. In 2013, he helped advise Energy Capital Partners in its acquisition of EnergySolutions for $1.1 billion.

In addition to the acquisition and financing of traditional power plants, Mann has specialized in renewable energy projects and has represented parties in connection with financings of solar projects, wind farm projects, ethanol plants, landfill gas facilities and geothermal projects, including the Hudson Ranch geothermal project at the Salton Sea in California, which was named North American Geothermal Deal of the Year in 2012 by Project Finance Magazine.

Mann has also assisted a number of pro bono clients, including Ashoka -- Innovators for the Public, Junior Achievement, Survivors of Torture, and the Young Professionals Committee of the Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Mann has published numerous articles that are of relevance to his wide client base, including “Financing Renewable Energy Projects in California: Forget About California’s One Action Rule at Your Peril!” published in the firm’s Clean Energy Law Report in 2011, “Beware California’s “’One-Action Rule,’” published in Law360 in 2011, and “Revisiting the One Action Rule for Secured Lenders: Forget About California Real Property at Your Peril.”

The Daily Transcript congratulates Young Attorneys 2013

This is the culmination of a peer nominating process that asked San Diego County lawyers to name the best young attorneys in San Diego County who are: Hard-Working & Detail-Oriented, Knowledgeable & Enthusiastic, Ethical & Professional, and Committed to Furthering the Interests of Justice in Society.

Young Attorneys 2013 Finalists

1-2 years

Ben Aguilar

Law Offices of Ben Aguilar

Jessica Blas

The Law Offices of Beatrice L. Snider APC

Tyler Campbell

Foldenauer Law Group

Ben Coughlan

Gomez Iagmin Trial Attorneys

Michael Dallo

Dallo Law Group

Jeremy Evans

California Sports Lawyer

Michael Fullam

Parker Straus LLP

Kristen Gonzales Roberts

San Diego Law Firm

Melissa Laugle

Heggeness Sweet Simington & Patrico

Jing Li

Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP

Aastha Madaan

Brownstone Law Group P.C.

Jacob Stipp

The Ellis Firm

Brooke Tabshouri

Fisher & Phillips

Geoff Thorne

Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP

Alisha Wood

Law Office of G. Cole Casey

3-5 years

Melissa Deleon

Deleon Law

Ankur Garg


Michael Healy

Fredrickson, Mazeika & Grant LLP

J. Patrick Hicks

Marks, Finch, Thornton & Baird LLP

Tim Johnson

Ogletree Deakins

John Landay

Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge LLP

Michael Leonard

San Diego Corporate Law

Jessica Mackaness

McKenna Long & Aldridge

Kevan McLaughlin

McLaughlin Legal

Caroline Perry

San Diego Padres

Karen Potter

McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP

Scott Salmu

Salmu Law Firm APLC

Travis Stewart

Provide Commerce Inc.

6-7 years

Sigurd Carlson

Sempra Energy

William Concidine

East Village Law Group

Greg Del Gaizo

Robbins Arroyo LLP

Heather Ferbert

Christensen & Spath LLP

Brian Findley

Mulligan & Banham

Angela Jae Chun

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP

Sondra Levine

UTC Aerospace Systems

James Mann

Latham & Watkins

Lindsey Mercer

Law Offices of Lindsey B. Mercer

Puja Sachdev

Sachdev Legal Group APC

Alexandra Selfridge

Law Offices of Kenneth N. Greenfield

Ashley Teague

Teague Law

Tyler Theobald

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton

Harold Trimmer

Coughlan, Semmer, Fitch and Pott

Kyle Yaege

Galuppo & Blake

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Important Dates

Nominations Open September 11
Nominations Close October 31
Nominees Published November 8
Finalists Notified November 11
Sponsorship/Advertising December 9
Publication December 18



Timothy Hutter, Allen Matkins

Associate at Allen Matkins San Diego, Timothy Hutter's drive and passion for law have earned him recognition as a top Young Attorney for 2012 by The Daily Transcript.

Past Events

Young Attorneys reception

Transcript reporter Doug Sherwin talks to Nadia P. Bermudez of the Brown Law Group LLP at the 2007 Young Attorneys reception.