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Javade Chaudhri


Javade Chaudhri is a Partner at Jones Day, an international law firm with 40 offices around the world. He has worldwide experience in helping major private and public sector companies across a range of industries to transact business, including advising on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and matters involving corporate governance and compliance.

Prior to rejoining Jones Day in October 2013, Javade was the executive vice president, general counsel, and chief compliance officer for Sempra Energy, a roughly $30 billion California-based Fortune 250 energy services company. Prior to joining Sempra he served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Gateway, Inc., then a $10 billion technology company. Javade currently serves on the boards of the University of California’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, The Institute of the Americas, The National Judicial College, and The San Diego Zoo. 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 was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya and received his early education at Strathmore College in Nairobi. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University (US) and a Juris doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center (US).