Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Sempra Energy

Javade Chaudhri has been appointed executive vice president and general counsel of Sempra Energy. Sempra, based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company. Previously, Chaudhri served as senior vice president and general counsel of Gateway, Inc., 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 also a partner at the law firm Jones Day Reavis & Pogue. Chaudhri has written and lectured on international infrastructure projects, technology, and commercial law. He has been a visiting faculty member for the International Development Law Organization in Rome and the International Law Institute in Washington, D.C.

Chaudhri holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University and a law degree from Georgetown University.

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