As a senior associate in the Houston and Denver Litigation groups at Hogan Lovells, Lacy Brown handles a broad range of complex, high-exposure disputes for global clients in heavily regulated industries.

Lacy's practice focuses primarily on government investigations, complex commercial litigation, and cross-border disputes, particularly in the energy, environmental, and health care industries. She assists clients in all stages of litigation, including case assessment, factual investigation, electronic discovery, depositions, expert discovery, dispositive motions, mediation, and trial.

Lacy is also active in the firm's Pro Bono program. She's worked with Kids in Need of Defense, helping juveniles in federal immigration proceedings; Freedom Now, representing prisoners of conscience; and the American Civil Liberties Union, pursuing criminal defense reform.

While in law school, Lacy served as an editor of the Baylor Law Review. She was also a semi-finalist in the Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition.

Education and admissions

Education

J.D., Baylor University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2012

B.S., Lamar University, summa cum laude, 2008

Memberships

Houston Bar Association

Houston Young Lawyers Association

Colorado Women’s Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

Texas

Colorado

Court admissions

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Representative experience

Representing carbon black producer in multi-faceted cross-border dispute involving intellectual property rights and EPA consent decree compliance, including claim for preliminary injunctive relief.

Representing LNG company in environmental permitting dispute, including administrative trial.

Represented gas pipeline company in US$150m commercial dispute and trial preparation.

Represented offshore drilling contractor in US$200m commercial dispute with Italian exploration and production company in trial, appeal, and on remand, including successful settlement. 

Represented South African mining company in US$20m commercial dispute, including preparing successful motion to compel arbitration and partial motion to dismiss.

Represented Nigerian exploration/production company in breach of contract dispute arising from transfer of mineral interests off the Nigerian coast, including claim for preliminary injunctive relief.

Represented an independent exploration and production company in a US$20m royalty dispute arising out of interest in Equatorial Guinea.

Represented exploration/production company in two consolidated suits arising out of a gas supply chain in Western Australia, including preparing successful motion to dismiss for forum non conveniens.

Represented auto manufacturer in EPA enforcement action.

Represented Chinese telecommunications company in high-profile, multifaceted global investigation and trade compliance work involving DOJ consent decree.

Represented health care diagnostics company in SEC investigation, including successfully avoiding enforcement action.

Represented health care company in evaluating US$100m securities litigation risk in corporate acquisition.

Represented health care company in multiple DOJ investigations, including two successful motions to dismiss.

Represented government defense contractor in liability assessment in US$200m commercial dispute with foreign government.

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