Robert J. Borthwick
Robert J. Borthwick is deputy general counsel for Sempra Energy.
In this role, Borthwick leads the litigation, employment law, law department operations, and compliance functions.
Borthwick has served in various capacities since joining Sempra Energy in 2003. From 2018 to 2019, he was general manager of Sempra Renewables, leading all aspects of Sempra’s renewable energy business segment, including commercial development, finance and operations, as well as supporting the sale of its U.S. wind and solar assets.
He previously served as general counsel of Sempra Renewables and Sempra LNG, and also led the environmental, health and safety, regulatory, human resources and external affairs groups supporting both companies. He also served as vice president and general counsel for Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, and associate general counsel for Sempra Energy.
Prior to Sempra Energy, Borthwick practiced law at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Los Angeles and served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles.
Borthwick serves on the board of directors of Serving Seniors, a charitable organization that provides meals and housing to low-income seniors in San Diego, and serves as a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) for children in the foster care system.
Borthwick graduated with honors and holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, and graduated cum laude with a law degree from the University of Michigan.