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About Taylor

Taylor Stuart counsels energy, infrastructure, and industrial clients on matters involving environmental and natural resources law and policy. Her work extends to regulatory and litigation matters involving the US Department of the Interior, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and other federal agencies in connection with offshore wind development, federal land management, and midstream and downstream energy. Taylor is skilled in administrative procedure before federal agencies and is experienced with a range of federal statutes, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Natural Gas Act (NGA), and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Taylor advises clients seeking environmental permits for large infrastructure projects and represents clients in litigation and environmental enforcement defense. She also counsels clients on environmental risks and liabilities associated with transactions.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Taylor served as a law clerk for the Honorable Micaela Alvarez of the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas, one of the nation’s busiest federal courts. She also completed internships at various federal agencies, including interning for Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell; the Department of the Interior’s Office of the Solicitor; and FERC’s Office of Administrative Litigation.


Recent Notable Matters

Competitive Power Ventures — acquisition of the Canton Mountain, Saddleback Ridge, Spruce Mountain and Beaver Ridge wind projects in Maine from Patriot Renewables

Invenergy and energyRe — as project sponsors, in forming a consortium of investors that secured one of six leases in the New York Bight offshore wind auction

Publications and Speeches

“Natural Resources: Renewable Energy,” American Bar Association’s Recent Developments in Infrastructure and Regulated Industries 2023, January 2024.



Georgetown University Law Center,
The University of Texas at Austin,
high honors

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia






BL Rankings
Best Lawyers
Ones to Watch, Environmental Law, 2024
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Judicial Law Clerk
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Legal Intern
United States Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor General, Intern, Division of Water Resources
United States Department of the Interior, Office of Secretary Sally Jewell, Intern