AECOM appoints Carla Christofferson executive vice president and general counsel

AECOM 112AECOM announced on March 2 that Carla Christofferson has joined the company as executive vice president and general counsel.

In this role, Christofferson will oversee all aspects of AECOM’s global legal function, including risk management.

Christofferson joins AECOM from O’Melveny & Myers, LLP, where she most recently was managing partner of the Los Angeles office. She joined the firm in 1993 as an associate and became a partner in 2001, ultimately becoming managing partner of the Los Angeles office in 2008. During her tenure at O’Melveny & Myers, Christofferson successfully represented clients in a number of industries, including power, energy and oil and gas.

Previously, Christofferson earned her juris doctor from Yale Law School and began her career as a judicial clerk for the Honorable W. Matthew Byrne, Jr., of the U.S. District Court, Central District of Los Angeles. She was also co-owner of the Los Angeles Sparks Women’sNational Basketball Association team.

Currently, she is board chair of the Los Angeles Library Foundation and a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, among other community organizations.

“Carla’s demonstrated accomplishments, substantial leadership experience and familiarity with our industries and markets will significantly strengthen our leadership team as she assumes a broad and instrumental role in the success of our businesses and the overall enterprise,” said Michael Burke, AECOM chief executive officer. “I am confident that Carla’s proven track record will augment AECOM’s ability to compete successfully in our global markets, enhance the delivery of our clients’ projects and advance our ongoing focus on performing our work with the utmost integrity.”

Christofferson will be based at AECOM’s headquarters in Los Angeles.

Source: AECOM