Holland & Hart Partner Ashley Wald has been named among the 2020 Top Women in Energy honorees by the Denver Business Journal (DBJ). Only 44 key female influencers in metro-Denver are selected based on their expertise and impact on the Colorado energy industry and their community contributions.
Now it its seventh year, the DBJ recognizes women from a variety of energy industry sectors, including exploration, production, engineering, renewable, law, well services, finance, manufacturing, education, training, public policy, and environment.
Ashley provides sophisticated legal guidance to clients in the solar, battery storage, wind, hydropower, and natural gas industries as they develop, buy, and sell projects and related infrastructure across the United States. She assists her clients at all stages of project development and finance, from site acquisition through commercial operation, with particular emphasis on power purchase agreements and construction contracts. She also counsels clients in the buying and selling of projects and other strategic transactions. In addition to representing project developers, Ashley also negotiates power purchase agreements on behalf of buyers, including joint power authorities, municipal utilities, electric cooperatives and electric associations, and universities.
Ashley serves in a number of professional and community organizations. For the last 10 years, she served as the President of the Holland & Hart Foundation and she remains a member of the Board of Directors. The Holland & Hart Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to create opportunities for individual and group volunteerism to support local communities where the firm practices. She is also a member of the American Bar Association’s International Energy and Environmental Law Committee and the Colorado Bar Association’s Business Law and Environmental Law Sections, an Advisory Board member for the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Hannah Kahn Dance Company, a Denver-based professional dance company that brings dance and the arts into educational settings.
Holland & Hart has worked alongside stakeholders in the energy and resources industries since the inception of our firm over 70 years ago. The firm helps established companies and new industry entrants alike evaluate and capitalize on new opportunities and efficiently mitigate the impacts of challenges they face along the way.