Elaine is the Partner-in-Charge of Baker Botts' Washington, D.C. office, the Washington, D.C. and New York Global Projects Department Chair, and the firmwide Power Practice Chair. Elaine counsels clients regarding energy company mergers, energy asset acquisitions, divestitures and investments, as well as, the development of electric generation and fuel transportation and storage projects. She advises independent power producer, renewable energy, oil and gas companies, utility, coal company and power marketer clients in electricity and fuel trading and marketing activities. She negotiates physical and financial power, fuel, cross-commodity and retail supply contracts.
Elaine was recognized as a Band 1 lawyer for Energy: Electricity Transactional (Chambers USA 2021), which noted that "She's good at getting people to come around and understand the nuances...She's able to home in on what's most important." In Chambers USA 2018 - a client commended her as "very business-savvy, commercially minded and sharp."