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About Leslie

Leslie Hansen focuses on energy commodity and other hedging transactions. 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. Leslie advises corporate clients and financial institutions in secured hedging transactions, structured commodity transactions, energy trading, operational matters, acquisitions and divestitures. She also 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. Leslie 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.


Recent Notable Matters

Carlyle International Energy Partners — finance counsel in The Carlyle Group’s acquisition of Occidental’s entire onshore portfolio in Colombia for a total consideration of $825 million

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank — as agent to the lenders in the $2.44 billion letter of credit facility and approximately $544 million in funded debt for McDermott International in the successfully completed emergence from bankruptcy  

Crédit Agricole — $2.8 billion financing facility in prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring transaction for McDermott International, as agent to revolving debtor-in-possession (DIP) lenders



The University of Texas School of Law,
with honors
Southern Methodist University,
magna cum laude

Bar Admissions





The University of Texas School of Law
Order of Coif
The University of Texas School of Law
Texas Law Review
Executive Editor
Texas Court of Appeals, Third District
Briefing Attorney