Michael Bramnick serves as chief of staff, reporting to the CEO, and as a member of the Executive Management Team (EMT) at NRG Energy, a Fortune 500 diversified energy company.  He provides counsel and leverage to the CEO and to the EMT, working across all businesses and functions, to ensure strategy is implemented and operations are smooth. Direct functional reports include Government Affairs, Business Continuity, Sustainability, and PositiveNRG, the Company's philanthropic arm.

In addition, Michael has enterprise-wide responsibility for Corporate Compliance and for Regulatory Compliance, reporting to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Corporate Compliance includes Code of Conduct, Investigations, Anti-Bribery & Corruption, Risk Assessment, the Alertline, Ethics, Conflict Minerals, Social Responsibility in Manufacturing, Product Governance, Data Privacy Governance, and Training. Regulatory Compliance includes Trade Compliance and Dodd-Frank, NERC Reliability, NERC-Critical Infrastructure Protection, Investigations, and EIA and EQR filings.  Michael frequently partners with Internal Audit and Risk on Internal Controls, Reputational Risk, and Enterprise Risk Management.

Immediately prior to rejoining NRG in 2014, Michael served for two years as a member of the senior management team at LRN, a leading advisory firm for global companies on matters related to ethics, compliance, corporate culture and governance.  Previously at NRG, Michael served as Executive Vice President & General Counsel, as well as Deputy General Counsel, leading the litigation function and building and leading the corporate and regulatory compliance functions.  Prior to joining NRG in December 2004, Michael headed litigation at a publicly traded chemical company, and held in-house positions in the telecommunications and steel industries.  He spent the first six years of his career in private practice at Pepper Hamilton, LLP.

Michael is a graduate of George Washington University and The Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University.

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