Jeff Schieberl, JD, MBA

Practitioner Faculty of Business Law

Dr. Jeff Schieberl has more than 20 years of energy industry senior management experience involving both domestic and international operations. He has served as president and CEO of a natural gas processing company. He has also been vice president of law and government relations of an independent oil and gas company. He has effectively managed a unionized workforce in a heavily regulated industry. Dr. Schieberl interfaced with Southern California Edison regularly in several different contexts, including the negotiation of various agreements on behalf of Union Pacific Resources Company and Harbor Cogeneration Company. At the same time he was a member of the management committee of Harbor Cogeneration Company during its design and construction and after the plant came online.

In addition, Dr. Schieberl served as executive director of an industry association that represented the interests of Southern California; large natural gas-fueled cogeneration facilities. Members of that industry association included Texaco, Arco, Union Pacific Resources Company, Mission Energy, and several small, independent producing entities. As executive director he interfaced regularly with the California Legislature, California Public Utilities Commission, and the California Energy Commission. His advocacy experience includes representing the interests of business organizations before Congress and several state legislatures.

California Gov. Pete Wilson appointed Dr. Schieberl to serve on an Interstate Energy Commission. In that capacity he represented the interests of the people of California in the development of national energy policy, as well as uniform industry operating rules and regulations and energy-related litigation matters. He initially joined the faculty in 1989 as an adjunct faculty member. Dr. Schieberl is now a full-time practitioner faculty member at the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management. He also maintains a consulting practice. For further information go to