Catherine C. James
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Dynegy
Catherine Callaway James serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer of Dynegy, Inc. She is responsible for all Dynegy legal affairs, including legal services supporting operational, commercial, and corporate areas, as well as ethics and compliance.
Ms. James has worked in the energy industry for more than 20 years, the majority of the time spent in the independent power sector. 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 New Hope Housing, an organization that provides life-stabilizing, affordable, and permanent housing with support services for people who live on limited incomes. She serves on the Board of the Friends of Fondren Library of Rice University and is a member of the Junior League of Houston.
Ms. James earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College and Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law.