Chief Legal Officer Debra Olson

Debra Olson

Chief Legal Officer

Debra Olson serves as chief legal officer of Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) and is a member of the company's executive leadership team. In her role, Olson manages the in-house legal department, oversees corporate governance and compliance matters, develops and implements dispute management and resolution programs, oversees contractual relationships and manages outside counsel relationships. Prior to joining CEI, Olson held management and legal positions at leading energy generation, technology, development and construction companies, including NAES Corporation/NAES Power Contractors, Calpine Corporation, AREVA Solar and Vestas Americas Wind. Prior to her in-house counsel roles, Olson was a partner in a large regional law firm specializing in commercial/industrial project development, construction and financing matters. 


State Bar of Oregon (#862565)
State Bar of Washington (#45165)
State Bar of California (Registered In-House Counsel)


Association of Corporate Counsel
American Bar Association
Women General Counsel Network
Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel


Oregon State University, B.S. in Business Administration, Minor in General Science
Lewis & Clark College, J.D.

Years of Experience

In the Industry: 36

With CEI: 8