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M. Javade Chaudhri, executive vice president and general counsel at Sempra Energy, was among the six outstanding lawyers receiving the American Bar Association’s 2013 Spirit of Excellence Award here Feb. 9.
The Spirit of Excellence Award celebrates the effort and accomplishments of lawyers who work to promote a more racially and ethnically diverse legal profession.
Chaudhri joined the NJC’s Board of Trustees in June 2011. He is currently the executive vice president and general counsel for Sempra Energy, a San Diego, Calif.-based Fortune 500 energy-services company.
He is responsible for all legal affairs and compliance for Sempra Energy. He is also Sempra Energy’s chief environmental officer.
Chaudhri holds a law degree from Georgetown University. The Indian American has written and lectured widely on international infrastructure projects, technology and commercial law.
Chaudhri currently serves on the board of the University of California’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and is a trustee of the San Diego Zoological Society.