Daniel Lee


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2013, summa cum laude; Editor in Chief, Seattle University Law Review

B.A., Stanford University, 2008


Texas, 2015

Washington, 2013


Daniel Lee is an associate in the Energy, Power and Natural Resources Practice Group in the Houston office of Haynes and Boone. His practice focuses on energy transactions including, among other experience, gathering, processing, terminalling, interconnection, transportation, and capacity leases, as well as agreements for the purchase and sale of commodities. He has worked on deals spanning a variety of industries within the energy sector including natural gas, crude oil, power, ethane, CO2, and LNG. In addition to energy transactions, Daniel has substantial experience with regulatory proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Co-Chair, Energy, Environment, and Sustainability Committee, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Mentorship Committee, Asian American Bar Association of Houston

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “A Century of Uncertainty and the New Politics of Indian Water Settlements,” author, 92 Oregon Law Review 625, 2014.
  • “Constitutional Challenges to State Climate Change Laws,” speaker, Pub. Interest Envtl. Law Conference, 2014.
  • “Statutes of Ill Repose and Threshold Canons of Construction: A Unified Approach to Ambiguity After San Carlos Apache Tribe v. United States,” note author, 36 Seattle University Law Review 1997, 2013.
  • “Putting the Dormant Commerce Clause Back to Sleep,” co-author, 43 Envt'l Law 295, 2013.
  • “An Unreserved Attack on Reserved Water Rights: The Story of the San Carlos Apache Tribe’s Water Rights (or Lack Thereof),” co-author, 1 American Indian Law Journal 413, 2013.

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