Tiger Profile: Kerin Cantwell
Updated: Mar 22, 2021
Director and Managing Attorney, Southern California Edison Company
Kerin graduated from Wellesley College in 1985 with a degree in Chinese Studies, where she
was honored to be the initial recipient of the Chun-ren Tai Awards for Written and Spoken Chinese, an award that Helen T. Lin established in memory of her father. She spent a year of college studying in Beijing and Shanghai. Kerin graduated from Harvard Law School in 1989 and moved back to her home town of Los Angeles to begin her legal career. She had found her way back to China by 1994, where she worked on energy infrastructure project finance in China as an associate and then partner of the New York-based law firm Chadbourne & Parke. Kerin represented developers of renewable energy projects in private practice as a partner at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld; and Dechert LLP in Los Angeles before
becoming in-house counsel at Southern California Edison Company (SCE). At SCE, Kerin continues to work in renewable energy and tries to keep her Chinese skills current by trying as many excellent restaurants as possible in the San Gabriel Valley.