Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Javade Chaudhri is executive vice president and general counsel for Sempra Energy, a San Diego-based Fortune 500 energy-services company whose subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and value-added products and services. The Sempra Energy companiesí nearly 17,000 employees serve more than 31 million consumers worldwide.
Chaudhri, who has served in his current position since 2003 when he joined the company, is responsible for all legal affairs and compliance for Sempra Energy. He also serves as Sempra Energy's chief environmental officer. Previously from 2001 to 2003, Chaudhri served as senior vice president and general counsel of San Diego-based Gateway Inc. since 2001, managing the company's legal affairs, government relations, contract administration and ethics.
Prior to joining Gateway as deputy general counsel in 1999, Chaudhri was a senior partner in the Washington, D.C., office of the international law firm of Winston & Strawn, where he co-managed the international and technology practice groups. Prior to that, Chaudhri was a partner at the law firm Jones Day Reavis & Pogue.
Chaudhri has worldwide experience in helping major private and public-sector companies transact business, and undertake mergers and acquisitions projects. He also has been involved in providing regulatory advice before a number of federal agencies, as well as taking part in major litigation, mediation and arbitration matters. He has written and lectured widely on international infrastructure projects, technology, and commercial law. He has served as a visiting faculty member for the International Development Law Organization in Rome and the International Law Institute in Washington, D.C.
Chaudhri has a bachelor's and master's degree from Yale University in New Haven, Conn. and a law degree from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.