Partner, Latham & Watkins
Cindy Starrett has represented key investments in sustainable job-creating projects in Los Angeles estimated at more than $1 billion in value. Sought after by clients at the forefront of real estate development and infrastructure investment, Starrett’s endeavors include an exciting new Arts District project along the L.A. River designed by Bjarke Ingels; new medical facilities for Providence in Tarzana; and assisting with construction approvals for projects such as improvements at the Archer School for Girls, the Los Angeles Football Club’s Major League Soccer stadium in Exposition Park, and the Frank Gehry-designed Grand Avenue project for Related. Starrett chairs Latham’s global Energy and Infrastructure Project Siting and Approvals practice. She has chaired the Los Angeles Parks Foundation, and served on the boards of the Dodger Foundation, Orthopaedic Institute for Children, and Abode Community Housing.
Enjoy most: Finding win-win solutions to transform great project visions into reality.
Toughest challenge: Setting the best possible example of consistent excellence as a professional woman while making time for my family and community.
Proudest moment: Project openings and groundbreakings! I love celebrating with the community and project team.
Best advice: Determination and professional excellence must be combined with respect for everyone you encounter and human kindness.
Most excited: Talent and creativity of committed younger people.
Fun fact: I’ve climbed Mount Rainier and Mount Whitney and would love to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
Alma Maters: BA, Princeton University; JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School.