Annie Tsai is a senior counsel and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Team, and the Finance Practice and the Energy Industry Team.
Annie focuses her practice on energy project finance, advising clients in the development, acquisition, and financing of renewable energy projects.
Annie has vast experience in the electric power industry. Before becoming an attorney, Annie worked for Southern California Edison’s Energy Procurement Group. She optimized the utility’s multibillion-dollar conventional and renewables portfolio as a part of the energy trading team. Annie advised negotiation teams on the value and risks of power purchase agreements, resource adequacy capacity contracts, energy call options, and firm energy delivery contracts. She also managed the utility’s California PUC regulatory proceedings related to energy procurement (renewables power, conventional power, natural gas, and greenhouse gas emissions).
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Selected Publications and Presentations
Annie graduated from Loyola Law School (J.D., 2014), where she was a symposium editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review. She holds a master’s degree in international economics from the School of International Relations and Pacific Affairs at the University of California at San Diego (M.P.I.A., 2005). Annie earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and government from Cornell University (B.A., 2002).
Annie authored the article, “The California Cap-and-Trade Program’s Linkage with Quebec: An application of Conflict and Field Preemption,” which was published in the California International Law Journal (Spring 2014).
Annie is admitted to practice in California.
Annie is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.