NAMWOLF Lauds San Diego Gas & Electric for Increasing Opportunities for Minority and Women Owned Businesses

San Diego, CA, May 19, 2010 --( The National Association of Minority and Women-Owned law firms (NAMWOLF) applauds San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), a unit of Sempra Energy for its commitment to provide opportunities for minority and women owned businesses.

SDG&E announced on May 13, 2010 the closing of a public offering of $250 million of 30-year first-mortgage bonds which will be co-managed by minority-owned firms CastleOak Securities L.P. and SL Hare Capital, Inc.

“I commend SDG&E for its dedication to minority and women-owned businesses,” said Yolanda Coly, Managing Director of NAMWOLF. “I look forward to building a relationship with SDG&E and its parent, Sempra Energy, as NAMWOLF continues working to ensure that MWBE law firms have a role in transactions like this with American’s major companies.”

NAMWOLF’s 2010 Annual Meeting will be held October 4-6, 2010 in Washington, DC at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. The event hosts a law firm expo, a vendor expo, an awards gala, and education and networking opportunities for NAMWOLF Law Firm Members and In-House Counsel from corporations and public entities. For more information on this event, please visit or call 414-277-1139.

The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms ( was founded in June 2001. Headquartered in Milwaukee, NAMWOLF is a national trade association comprised of minority and women-owned law firms who exhibit excellence in the legal profession. The primary aim of the organization is to advocate for the increased utilization of minority and women-owned law firms by major corporations and public entities throughout the United States.

The National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms
Natasha Florence