Modrall Sperling Law Firm

Zoë E. Lees practices in energy, utilities, environmental, employment law, and litigation. She works with companies who do business with public utilities on their utility regulation matters. She also advises clients on environmental laws and regulatory matters including the Endangered Species Act.

A graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law, Zoë served as the Co-Editor in Chief of the Natural Resources Journal. She received the Albert E. Utton Natural Resources Award and the Dean’s Award. She received her undergraduate degree in History and Hispanic studies from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. Prior to attending law school, Zoë was named a Fulbright Scholar and served one year as an English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia through the international educational exchange program designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U. S. and 155 other countries.

In her free time, Zoë enjoys skiing, both downhill and cross-country, trains for triathlons and rock climbs.


University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 2013, Co-Editor in Chief of Natural Resources Journal, Albert E. Utton Natural Resources Award; Dean’s Award

Wheaton College, B.A. in History and Hispanic Studies, 2006, Balfour Scholar; Wheaton Fellowship

Institute of International Education, 2006-2007, English Teaching Assistant, Malaysia

Bar Admissions

New Mexico

U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico

  • American Bar Association; Chair, Young Lawyers Division Committee on Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Law
  • State Bar of New Mexico; Co-Chair, Committee on Women and the Legal Profession; Member, Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Section
  • Women’s Bar Association
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation; Member, Young Professionals Committee
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