Leslie has practiced law in the renewables space for over a decade. She has advised a wide array of clients from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups in connection with the development, construction, financing and operation of solar, wind, storage, hydro, and conventional power assets. She has served as counsel to or commercial lead on over 3 GW of renewable generation.
Leslie joins Segue from the Global Projects practice at an Am Law 100 firm where she represented utilities, IPPs, private equity, major corporate buyers, and project developers in pursuit of their renewable energy goals. With a depth of industry experience and creative approach, she has focused her legal career on advising clients with innovative project models and development-related problems to solve.
Prior to her practice at the firm, Leslie served as the Deputy General Counsel and then Senior Director of Investments at Sol Systems. As Deputy General Counsel, she supported the development, asset management and trading teams. Later, as Senior Director, she led the team that was tasked with monetizing the Sol Systems development pipeline and serve as the commercial lead on project and portfolio transactions.
Leslie started her career in renewables at the Department of Justice, where she served as counsel to the Renewable Energy Initiative, as small team that worked across civilian and military agencies to create a first-of-its-kind offtake agreement to enable third party financed renewable projects for the federal government.
Prior to the Department of Justice, Leslie served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York and trial attorney in Illinois. Leslie holds a B.A. from Cornell University and a J.D. from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University.