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Leslie M. Hansen
P: +1.713.221.1198
F: +1.800.404.3970

Leslie is an energy commodity trading attorney with over 15 years of industry experience. Since 1999, she has handled all aspects of structuring, documenting and negotiating various financial derivative and physically settled products, with an emphasis on energy commodities. She advises energy clients, financial institutions and hedge funds in structured commodity transactions, energy trading, operational matters, acquisitions, and divestitures. She has experience in developing and negotiating industry standard and bespoke trading documentation, as well as related transaction documents for financial and physical commodity transactions. 

Prior to joining Bracewell, Leslie worked at JPMorgan Chase providing legal support for its global commodities business with respect to derivatives transactions and spot and forward purchases of a wide range of commodities, including coal, electric energy, natural gas, natural gas liquids, oil, and renewable energy credits. She has also worked in-house for a start-up energy commodity hedge fund business and supported the energy commodity trading business at UBS Warburg and Enron. In addition, Leslie worked as a briefing attorney for the Honorable Jimmy Carroll of the Texas Court of Appeals, Third District.


J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 1994
B.A., magna cum laude, Southern Methodist University, 1991

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Executive Editor, Texas Law Review
Briefing attorney, Texas Court of Appeals, Third District