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Catherine Callaway James

Vice President and General Counsel

Kinder Morgan, Inc.

Catherine Callaway James serves as Vice President and General Counsel of Kinder Morgan.  She leads a team of more than fifty professionals who are responsible for all of Kinder Morgan’s legal affairs including litigation and regulatory matters and provide legal services supporting Kinder Morgan’s operational, commercial, regulatory and corporate areas.  Kinder Morgan is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. It owns an interest in or operates approximately 83,000 miles of pipelines and 144 terminals.

From 2011 until its merger with Vistra Energy in 2018, Ms. James was Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer of Dynegy Inc.  Dynegy generated approximately 28,000 megawatts of electricity throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, California and Texas  – enough to power 23 million homes, and was a retail electricity provider in Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania. During her time at Dynegy, the company grew from owning 12 generating facilities to 45 generation facilities and acquired retail businesses with more than 860,000 residential and commercial customers.

Ms. James has worked in the energy industry for almost 30 years, the majority of the time spent in the independent power and natural gas transportation sectors.  She has focused on the development, acquisition, and financing of individual assets and companies, both internationally and domestically. Ms. James has also been involved in a number of significant restructurings in the sector.

Before joining Dynegy in 2011, Ms. James served as General Counsel for NRG Gulf Coast and Reliant Energy. Prior to NRG, she held key legal roles at Calpine Corporation, The Coastal Corporation, and Chevron.

Ms. James is on the Board of Directors of the Friends of Fondren Library of Rice University and a member of the Junior League of Houston.

In 2006, the Houston Business Journal named Ms. James “Best Corporate Counsel Up-and-Comer.” She was a Finalist for the Houston Business Journal’s Best General Counsel Award in both 2014 and 2015.

Ms. James earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College and Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law.

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74th Annual Energy Law Conference

Bianca Roberson |  Christopher S. Kulander |  Dan R. Brouillette |  Mark Robeck |  Meghan McElvy |  Lucian Pera |  Christopher D. Porter |  Kelly Herrera |  ....
Original Program Date:
Feb 16, 2023
$650.00 - Base Price

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