Leslie Hansen is a very strong subject matter expert on commodity derivative financing transactions and other structured financings. She has represented us on a number of negotiations, and we have been very happy with her work product and representation.

The Legal 500 United States, 2023

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.