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





Daniel Lee is an associate in the Energy, Power and Natural Resources Practice Group in the Houston office of Haynes and Boone. He represents renewable energy companies, corporate offtakers, and financial institutions as well as wholesale and retail power and gas companies in a broad variety of energy transactions. Daniel has particular experience in transactions and regulatory matters involving solar and wind power and natural gas. Among other matters, Daniel has represented clients with respect to the following types of agreements:

  • Solar and wind power purchase agreements (PPAs), both virtual and physical;
  • Solar and wind bank hedges and proxy generation swap transactions;
  • Acquisitions of renewable energy companies and natural gas midstream companies and assets;
  • Contracts for the purchase and sale of energy commodities and environmental attributes, including renewable energy credits (RECs) and other state law incentives;
  • Borrowing base facility and supply agreements for retail energy providers;
  • Interconnection and engineering, procurement and construction agreements;
  • Commercial oil and gas midstream transactions such as gathering, transportation, processing, and terminalling agreements;
  • Other transactions supporting major infrastructure development, such as pipeline precedent agreements, capacity leases, and interconnection and operating contracts.

In addition to significant experience with EEI, ISDA, NAESB and bespoke forms, Daniel has assisted clients in preparing programmatic forms tailored to organizational needs across numerous transactions. He has also assisted energy companies in navigating complex regulatory and environmental requirements including proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. 

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Renewable Energy Law in a World of Transition”, speaker, Asian American Bar Association of Houston, 2021.
  • “Current Issues and Future Trends in Renewable Energy Offtake Agreements and Project Finance”, speaker, Loan Syndications & Trading Association, 2019.
  • “Constitutional Challenges to State Climate Change Laws,” speaker, Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, 2014.
  • “A Century of Uncertainty and the New Politics of Indian Water Settlements,” author, 92 Oregon Law Review 625, 2014.
  • “Putting the Dormant Commerce Clause Back to Sleep: Adapting the Doctrine to Support State Renewable Portfolio Standards,” co-author, 43 Envt'l Law 295, 2013.
  • “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.
  • “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.


Professional Recognition

  • Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2021

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