Marianne Carroll received her BA, summa cum laude, from the University of Texas at Austin, and her JD from the Law School. As an electricity attorney at Brown McCarroll, L.L.P., from where she retired in 2013, Carroll’s primary area of expertise was the electricity regulation industry. She represented and advised clients across the energy industry from producers to retailers and utilities as well as consumers, investors, and developers. She also represented clients in front of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. Carroll has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for energy law in 2008, 2010, and 2011. She was also recognized by Chambers USA as one of the “Leaders in Their Field” in Energy: State Regulation & Litigation (Texas) in 2011. Also in 2011, she was awarded the Gulf Coast Power Association Power Star Award. The Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law awarded the 2013 Ernest E. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award to Carroll. This prestigious award is given to a distinguished attorney who has made significant contributions to the oil, gas, and energy industry.