General Counsel and Government Affairs

6201 S St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

Service of Process Hours & Telephone Number: 
9 AM - 3 PM 


The Office of the Chief Legal Officer provides legal services, strategies and solutions to help SMUD achieve its business and strategic directives on behalf of our customer owners.

Toni Stelling, assistant to Chief Legal Officer Laura Lewis

Reliability Compliance & Coordination

This department manages the Internal Compliance Programs associated with Operational Reliability and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards and requirements required by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (“NERC”), and the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (“WECC”). In addition, it also manages new developments to the rules and regulations that impact reliability functions and operations, best practices, and internal controls, ensuring coordination internally and with external industry counterparts, experts, and officials.

James Leigh-Kendall, Director

State and Federal Government

This group manages and monitors legislation having potential impacts on SMUD. It also advocates SMUD's positions and strategies.

Danielle Roberts, state legislation

Larry Luong, federal legislation