Javade Chaudhri has worldwide experience assisting private and public-sector companies in transactions and projects in many industry sectors and geographies. He advises companies on domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, and strategic alliances as well as corporate governance, compliance, and internal investigations. He also handles complex international litigation and arbitration under the rules of major arbitral institutions. Javade is the Partner-in-Charge of the Firm's Middle East & Africa Region.
Javade has structured and negotiated infrastructure, manufacturing, technology, oil & gas, health care, and education transactions all over the world, especially in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. He counsels companies on anti-bribery and other compliance matters. He has conducted numerous FCPA and fraud investigations. He has advised governments, development agencies, and nongovernmental organizations on transactions, transformation, and privatization programs.
Javade previously served (2003-2013) as the general counsel and chief compliance officer for Sempra Energy, a Fortune 250 company with gas and electric utilities in the United States, Mexico, and South America as well as fossil fuel and renewable energy power plants, natural gas pipelines, LNG receipt terminals, and a worldwide commodities trading business. Prior to that, Javade was the general counsel and corporate secretary of Gateway, a $10 billion global technology company.
He serves on a number of nonprofit boards, including the University of California's Global Policy and Strategy School, the San Diego Zoo Global, the U.S.-Asia Institute, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Institute of the Americas, and the Rumie Initiative. He frequently lectures at institutions in the United States and around the world.
- February 25, 2016
2016 Executive Roundtable Series – The 3 a.m. Issue: From Data Breaches to Hurricanes, Legal Strategies for Protecting Your Company by Preparing for, Insuring Against, and Responding to Catastrophic Risks
- April 22, 2015
2015 Speakers Series: Commercial, Political, and Regulatory Risks: Bringing the Rule of Law to Your Foreign Investments
- March 5, 2015
Investing in Africa: Preparing and Protecting Foreign Investment Through Local and International Mechanisms
- February 25, 2015
Executive Roundtable Series - Commercial, Political, and Regulatory Risks: Bringing the Rule of Law to Your Foreign Investments
- September 23, 2014
Executive Roundtable Series: Enterprise Risk Management - State of the Art Strategies & Solutions
- Georgetown University (J.D. 1980); Yale University (M.S. 1977; B.S. 1975)
- District of Columbia and California