Tracy LeRoy focuses on litigation and dispute resolution for energy industry participants. She has recently handled cases related to renewable fuel commodities, agricultural commodities, drilling rights, leasehold disputes, and disputes over agreements surrounding the exploration, production and transportation of oil and gas. Tracy also represents companies in the energy industry, and their officers and directors, in internal and independent investigations of corporate conduct, compliance and reporting, including representing audit committees and special litigation committees in such matters.
Tracy regularly represents employers in a variety of employment-related litigation, including trade secret litigation, litigation regarding the enforceability of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, discrimination claims, whistleblower claims, and claims of fraud, tortious interference, and breach of fiduciary duty emanating from various industries and commercial sectors. She also represents financial institutions and issuers of securities in derivative and securities class action litigation, in shareholder proxy disputes and in other complex litigation.
Prior to joining Sidley, Tracy practiced with international law firms based in Houston and Chicago and a regional firm based in Spokane.
She has been recognized in several publications including Super Lawyers as a Texas Rising Star for 2015–2016 and Benchmark Litigation as a Future Star (Texas) for 2014–2017. Tracy is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2010–2017, and in The Legal 500 in the area of Energy Litigation for 2013–2014, 2016. Tracy was recently described as a “superb courtroom advocate” in the inaugural Under 40 Hot List, a new accolade of Benchmark Litigation.
Tracy’s recent representative experience includes:
RECENT ENERGY EXPERIENCE:
- Representation of a special investigative committee of the Board of Directors of the Texas affiliate of an international oil company.
- Defense of three former officers of an onshore drilling company in a state court lawsuit in which the plaintiff, the bankruptcy trustee for the company’s parent, alleges that each defendant breached his fiduciary duty in drilling onshore wells in Alaska despite allegedly not having sufficient data to support expending resources to drill.
- Defense of the former chief financial officer of a company focused on water purification technology for the oil and gas industry in two related lawsuits alleging a fraudulent “pump and dump” scheme between several defendants.
- Representation of a plaintiff natural gas pipeline owner in a state court lawsuit over breach of a pipeline transportation services agreement.