Corporate Leadership Team | Deputy General Counsel | Erbin B. Keith

Erbin B. Keith

Deputy General Counsel

Erbin B. Keith is deputy general counsel for Sempra Energy.

In this role, Keith leads the administration of the legal department and is responsible for critical regulatory and special initiatives for the company.

Previously, from 2017 to 2019, Keith served as chief regulatory officer and special counsel for Sempra Energy.

Prior to that, from 2015 to 2017, Keith served as chief risk officer and general counsel for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), one of Sempra Energy’s regulated California utilities.

Since joining Sempra Energy in 1998, Keith has held a variety of leadership positions, including senior vice president of external affairs for Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), vice president of regulatory affairs and chief compliance officer for Sempra Energy and president of Sempra Energy Solutions, a former Sempra Energy subsidiary focused on the commercial and industrial energy market.

Prior to joining Sempra Energy, Keith served as General Counsel for CES Way. Prior to that, he was an associate attorney at Greenberg, Peden, Siegmyer & Oshman, P.C. based in Houston and was a lead engineer and project manager for Bernard Johnson, Inc. and Suttles, Madget & Dabney Consulting Engineers. 

Keith serves on the board of directors of Voices for Children in San Diego County. 

He is a member of the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Texas and a licensed professional engineer. In 2001, Keith was selected as “Energy Professional of the Year” by the Association of Energy Engineers. He was appointed to the United States Department of Energy's first Federal Energy Management Advisory Committee.

Keith holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas and a law degree from South Texas College of Law.