Christie Degard

DTE Energy Trading, Inc

Senior Attorney


Christie Degard is a Senior Attorney at DTE Energy Trading, Inc., a physical and financial gas, power, and environmental marketing company. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DTE Energy Company—a trusted utility with $24.2 billion in assets and more than 150 years of energy experience. Christie is primarily responsible for negotiation and drafting of agreements and providing advice for the commodities trading business and has experience in a wide array of products including crude oil and refined products, natural gas, power, helium, environmental products, and related derivatives. She is experienced with standard trading documentation such as the NAESB, ISDA, EEI, WSPP, and LEAP agreements, and has created bespoke documentation for various transactions such as energy management agreements, retail energy provider agreements, and tolling agreements. She works closely with the front office, credit, and related functions to advise on the legal, regulatory, and corporate issues affecting the commodities business. Christie is barred in Illinois and Michigan and currently lives in Ann Arbor, MI with her husband, Tony, and their dog, Willy. Christie is a relatively new member of the IECA, joining in 2016, and looks forward to getting more involved with the group.