O’Melveny’s Christofferson Joins AECOM as Executive Vice President and General Counsel

March 02, 2015


Colleen B. McGushin
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

LOS ANGELES ─ MARCH 2, 2015 ─ O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s Carla Christofferson, managing partner of the Firm’s Los Angeles office, has joined engineering design firm AECOM as executive vice president and general counsel.

O’Melveny Chair Bradley J. Butwin says, “We are thrilled for our friend and colleague Carla Christofferson. At O’Melveny, her leadership, legal skills, and dedication to clients and community are unsurpassed. Those strengths will undoubtedly lead to great success as she begins the next chapter in her career. We wish her all the best.”

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

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The following press release was issued by AECOM:

AECOM appoints Carla Christofferson executive vice president and general counsel


AECOM announced today 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’s National 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 S. 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.

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, had revenue of approximately $19 billion during the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2014. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.

Forward-Looking Statements: All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are "forward-looking statements" for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including any projections of earnings, statements of plans for future operations or expected revenue. Actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are set forth in our annual report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014, and our other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AECOM does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

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Source: AECOM
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Ed Mayer
Director, External Communications