Robert J. Borthwick
Robert J. Borthwick is deputy general counsel for Sempra Energy. He is responsible for leading litigation and compliance.
Borthwick has served in various capacities at Sempra Energy over the last 15 years. Most recently, 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 was previously vice president and general counsel at Sempra Infrastructure, LLC, where he led the legal, environmental, health and safety, regulatory, human resources and external affairs groups supporting both Sempra Renewables and Sempra LNG. 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 San Diego Gas & Electric Company and 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.