Alicia A. Handy

Alicia Handy is an associate in the Houston office. She is a member of the Environmental Transactions Practice and her practice focuses primarily on environmental, land and regulatory matters within the oil and gas industry.

Ms. Handy handles a variety of environmental matters primarily associated with the oil and gas industries, including the development, licensing and financing of petrochemical projects, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets. Ms. Handy’s experience includes advising the sponsor, Sasol Chemicals (USA) LLC, in connection with the project financing of its US$4 billion petrochemical project in the USA.

Prior to joining Latham & Watkins she worked on a range of environmental matters, particularly in the areas of federal, state and local regulatory compliance counseling and litigation, including issues surrounding the use of hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from shale formations. Ms. Handy’s prior practice also included the representation of corporate clients in connection with internal, congressional and executive agency inquiries and investigations, including investigations related to the Deepwater Horizon and offshore accounts of US tax payers at a global financial institution.

Ms. Handy has maintained an active pro bono practice that has included landlord-tenant and immigration matters, and a criminal appeal before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.