John C. Ale | Atmos Energy

John C. Ale

Former Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Southwestern Energy Company, Mr. Ale was appointed as director of Atmos Energy in June 2022.  

Mr. Ale has 30 years’ experience in the energy industry, including Vice President and General Counsel of Occidental Petroleum Corporation from April 2012 to November 2013, and he served as external counsel to the industry as a partner with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP since 2002. Previously, Ale was a partner with Vinson & Elkins LLP. 

As General Counsel, he participated in the development of Southwestern Energy Company’s cyber security policy and was regularly involved in management, Audit Committee, and Board of Directors’ discussions of cyber matters.