November 19, 2020

SoCalGas Assistant General Counsel, Sabina Clorfeine, Recognized with Los Angeles Business Journal’s Leaders in Law Award


LOS ANGELES – Nov. 19, 2020 — Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced Sabina Clorfeine, assistant general counsel – special counsel has been recognized with the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2020 Leaders in Law – Public Company In House Counsel award. The award honors the significant role Clorfeine plays in the success of SoCalGas and recognizes her outstanding accomplishments in her field and contributions to the Los Angeles community.

“Sabina is a vital member of the in-house counsel team at SoCalGas. Her leadership, knowledge, tenacity, and passion are apparent in everything she does,” said David Barrett, vice president and general counsel at SoCalGas. “We are proud Sabina has been recognized with this prestigious and well-deserved award.”    

 “I am humbled and honored to receive this award,” said Sabina Clorfeine assistant general counsel – special counsel at SoCalGas. “I consider this a testament to the talented team of legal professionals I have the good fortune to work with at SoCalGas.”

Clorfeine has been practicing law for over 20 years, joining Sempra Energy in 2007 as senior counsel and holding several different legal leadership positions at Sempra Energy and SoCalGas before her current role as assistant general counsel – special counsel. Prior to joining Sempra Energy, she worked as a litigator at two national law firms, Katten, Muchin & Zavis and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. 

At Sempra Energy, Clorfeine led teams handling complex business litigation and managed a broad range of litigation issues including those involving renewable energy projects.  Notably, she led a team to support compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  Her work helped support community projects that were being pursued by Sempra’s foreign subsidiaries in Mexico, Chile and Peru.  

At SoCalGas, Clorfeine led the regulatory legal team and provides legal strategy for some of the company’s most important regulatory proceedings.  She is currently leading a special project.

Clorfeine has supported multiple diversity organizations throughout her career, including a career-long commitment to the South Asian Bar Association.  She has served as president of the local San Diego chapter and currently serves on the national advisory council.  Additionally, she is a board member of the Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF).  

Clorfeine is an alumna of the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California Law School. 

Clorfeine will be honored as a Leader in Law by the Los Angeles Business Journal in its November 30, 2020 print edition.   

About SoCalGas

Headquartered in Los Angeles, SoCalGas® is the largest gas distribution utility in the United States. SoCalGas delivers affordable, reliable, clean and increasingly renewable gas service to 21.8 million customers across 24,000 square miles of Central and Southern California, where more than 90% of residents use natural gas for heating, hot water, cooking, drying clothes or other uses. Gas delivered through the company's pipelines also plays a key role in providing electricity to Californians— about 45% of electric power generated in the state comes from gas-fired power plants.

SoCalGas' vision is to be the cleanest gas utility in North America, delivering affordable and increasingly renewable energy to its customers. In support of that vision, SoCalGas is committed to replacing 20% of its traditional natural gas supply with renewable gas by 2030. Renewable natural gas is made from waste created by dairy farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants. SoCalGas is also committed to investing in its gas delivery infrastructure while keeping bills affordable for our customers.  From 2015 through 2019, the company invested nearly $7 billion to upgrade and modernize its system to enhance safety and reliability. SoCalGas is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), an energy services holding company based in San Diego. For more information visit or connect with SoCalGas on Twitter (@SoCalGas), Instagram (@SoCalGas) and Facebook