Lacey focuses her practice in the Energy industry. Prior to joining the firm, she served as in-house corporate and regulatory counsel for a private wind energy development company. There, she was responsible for the full range of legal issues related to the organization's business activities, including purchase, generation, sale and transmission of power assets, and other commercial, compliance and real property rights matters. During her tenure, Lacey was integral in the closing of several multimillion-dollar projects including Spinning Spur II and Spinning Spur III in conjunction with EDF Renewable Energy. Additionally, Lacey served as a Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) regulatory member representative.
Currently, Lacey applies her experience in interpreting and complying with the complex regulatory requirements that govern generators and utilities' operations within the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) and Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), to represents electric industry clients in various regulatory dockets and contested cases before the PUCT. Lacey's experience includes project and finance transactions for power generation and other energy-related projects, including power generation facilities, interconnection agreements, tax equity investors, ERCOT compliance issues, and renewable energy development projects and financing. Active in her industry, she serves on the board of the Texas Renewable Energy Industry Alliance, hosts the Renewable Power Podcast for Husch Blackwell and is serving as an adjunct professor teaching Wind Energy Law at Texas Tech School of Law in Spring 2016.
Lacey recently published an article in Texas Lawyer Magazine on effective corporate compliance for in-house attorneys and served as a 2015 contributing editor for the Texas Environmental Law Treatise published by Thomson Reuters. Lacey is a proud member of the planning committee for the 2016 Renewable Energy Law Conference hosted by the University of Texas School of Law. She is also a member of the firm's True North program, promoting female advancement in the firm, and serves as a summer associate mentor.