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Jeff Schieberl, JD, MBA Practitioner Faculty of Business Law

Jeff Schieberl, JD, MBA

Practitioner of Business Law
Graziadio Business School


Dr. Schieberl has more than 20 years of energy industry senior management experience involving both domestic and international operations. He has served as the president and Chief Executive Officer 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 has interfaced with Southern California Edison regularly in several different contexts. This includes 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. He has also played an integral role throughout Harbor Cogeneration's 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. Some of the members of this industry association included Texaco, Arco, Union Pacific Resources Group, Mission Energy Holding and several small independent producing entities. As the 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 Governor Pete Wilson appointed Dr. Schieberl to serve on an Interstate Energy Commission. In this capacity, he represented the interests of the people of the State of California in the development of national energy policy. He has also been responsible for representing uniform industry operating rules and regulations and energy related litigation matters.

Dr. Schieberl initially joined Graziadio School faculty in 1989 as an adjunct faculty member. He is now a full-time practitioner faculty member. In keeping with the faculty requirement to be actively involved in the business community, Dr. Schieberl now maintains a consulting practice. As a consultant, he is responsible for providing expertise to clients on a variety of issues.


  • Southwestern University,  Juris Doctor 
  • Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, Master of Business Administration
  • University of Southern California, Bachelor of the Arts


Dr. Schieberl is currently engaged in research that pertains to the use of mediation and arbitration techniques in the resolution of intra-organization dispute resolution. His research efforts are also exploring the significant role environmental law plays in the negotiation and final structure of international trade agreements.

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