Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Monica Karuturi is senior vice president and general counsel for CenterPoint Energy. In this role, she oversees Corporate, Finance, Governance, Securities and Commercial law, Litigation and Claims, Internal Audit, and Ethics, Compliance and Privacy.
Since joining CNP, Monica has led more than $20 billion in mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions, including our $6 billion merger with Vectren and related financing activities, as well as the company’s recent divestitures of its infrastructure and energy services businesses.
Monica recently received two prestigious honors for her work and impact on the legal industry. She was named to the National Diversity Council’s 2019 Top 50 General Counsel list. The organization recognized her for inspiring others and molding the future of the legal industry. Monica was also presented with a Magna Stella Award by the Texas General Counsel Forum for in-house leadership and excellence in the Senior Managing Counsel, Large Legal Department category.
In her prior position, Monica served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. Before joining CNP, Monica was at LyondellBasell Industries, where she served in various leadership roles, including counsel for corporate, finance and strategic transactions. Prior to LyondellBasell, she worked in private practice as a corporate associate at Baker Botts LLP.
Monica was appointed as a Commissioner of the Texas Access to Justice Commission by the Texas Supreme Court in June 2015. She is a member of the Houston Pro Bono Joint Initiative Planning Committee, on the Advisory Council of the Tahirih Justice Center, and a member of the Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters Committee of the Texas Bar Association. Monica also serves on the Board of the CenterPoint Energy Foundation.
Monica received her undergraduate degree from Brown University, her master’s degree in public health from Columbia University, and her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.