(Formerly URS/ Washington Group International, Inc.)
Princeton, New Jersey
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel
December 1988 – Present
AECOM is a major international engineering and construction company providing professional services to support various power, industrial process, oil and gas, infrastructure, government (including major projects for the Department of Energy), defense, food, automotive, facilities management, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, environmental and mining industry projects. My experience at AECOM includes:
Supervision and direction of the legal department’s staff of sixty-five personnel including over thirty attorneys. Participation in the development of corporate policies, procedures, and programs and providing counsel and guidance on legal matters including business and compliance matters. The legal department is responsible for negotiating, drafting and the general administration of contracts during the performance of both domestic and international projects. The department also provides general legal support of all corporate initiatives and has responsibility for claims and litigation arising from Eastern Operations.
· Transactional Work:
Negotiating and drafting major domestic and international transactions involving engineering, procurement and construction contracts, design/build contracts, engineering services contracts, joint venture agreements, consortium agreements, project concession agreements, off-take agreements and project finance agreements. Performs risk assessments and develops risk mitigation strategies for complex business transactions. Personally negotiated contracts for projects with a total value in excess of $5.0 billion. Participation in company merger, acquisition and integration activities.
Transactional experience includes domestic and international work throughout the US and in Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Pakistan, India, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam and most countries in Europe.
· Claims and Litigation Management:
Responsible for the supervision and management of in-house and outside counsel handling litigation and arbitration proceedings involving commercial, construction, environmental, mass toxic tort, insurance and personal injury cases.
Bingham Englar Jones & Houston
14 Wall Street, New York, New York
March 1985 – December 1988
Securities, banking and commercial litigation as lead attorney at trial and on appeal in federal and state courts. Duties also included domestic and international investigation of banking and securities frauds.
Bronx District Attorney’s Office
Bronx, New York
Assistant District Attorney
Homicide Bureau Trial Attorney
May 1981 – February 1985
Duties included the investigation, grand jury presentation and prosecution at trial of homicide and major felony cases. Approximately 35 homicide and major felony cases were prosecuted to verdict.