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 includes a broad variety of energy transactions involving renewable energy, natural gas, and crude oil. Among other transactions, Daniel has represented clients in the negotiation of the following agreements:

  • Virtual and physical power purchase agreements for wind and solar power as well as related environmental and non-environmental attributes.
  • Oil and gas midstream transactions such as gathering, transportation, processing, and terminalling agreements.
  • Contracts for the purchase and sale of oil and gas and hedging contracts, including ISDA and NAESB forms.
  • Transactions supporting major infrastructure development, such as pipeline precedent agreements, capacity leases, and interconnection and operating contracts.

In addition to his transactional practice, Daniel has assisted clients in navigating complex energy regulatory and environmental requirements, with a particular focus on interstate and intrastate midstream project development and regulatory proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Vice President of Community Relations, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Houston
  • Co-Chair, Energy, Environment, and Sustainability Committee, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

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.

Selected Client Representations

  • Negotiated on behalf of a major independent power producer a long-term virtual and physical power purchase agreement for the sale of approximately 50 MW and related attributes from new solar photovoltaic generation facility in PJM territory.
  • Negotiated on behalf of a major independent power producer two long-term virtual power purchase agreements for proxy generation from new wind and solar projects in ERCOT territory for a combined capacity of over 225 MW. Negotiated related firming swap to convert the purchased proxy generation profile into a round-the-clock baseload product.

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