Lauren Damen has joined the Austin Office of Winstead PC as an associate in the Public & Regulatory Law and Environmental Law Practice Groups.
Damen’s practice is focused on administrative and regulatory litigation with an emphasis on utility law. She has represented companies before the Public Utility Commission and State Office of Administrative Hearings in electric utility and insurance proceedings, and assisted in lawsuits regarding oil and gas royalty and lease assignment disputes.
Prior to attending law school, Lauren worked at the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) for approximately six years as a retail market analyst, senior retail market analyst and Director of the Retail Markets Section. At the PUC, she worked on a variety of matters including rulemakings, enforcement investigations and proceedings, complaints, tariffs, rate proceedings, and open records requests as well as working groups and task forces at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. Damen’s extensive work on rulemakings addressed topics including customer protection, low-income discounts, renewable energy, transmission cost recovery factors, and the terms and conditions of retail delivery service provided by investor owned transmission and distribution utilities.
Damen received her J.D. cum laude, from Baylor Law School in 2011 and is licensed to practice in Texas.