Balfour Beatty US Names John P. Carpenter Chief Legal Officer in California

SAN DIEGO – May 3, 2017 – Balfour Beatty US has named John P. Carpenter chief legal officer for its California operations. Carpenter brings to Balfour Beatty nearly 30 years of legal and construction industry expertise, and will support the company’s civil and vertical construction business units. He is licensed to practice law in California, Colorado and Utah.

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Carpenter joins Balfour Beatty after 23 years of service with Kiewit Corporation where he led the company’s legal and contract procurement and delivery of a variety of large, national and international projects. His work included advising private and government clients on issues arising from large public construction projects with an emphasis on alternative project delivery and dispute resolution.

Active within the industry, Carpenter serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association on its national construction panel, and has also served as amicus counsel on behalf of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California where he participated in several published decisions impacting the construction industry. Carpenter also is a member of the American Bar Association’s Construction Forum for which he serves on the Government Contracting Division’s Steering Committee and advises on ethics and integrity issues impacting the construction industry.

“We are thrilled to welcome John to the team,” said Christine McAnney, vice president and general counsel of Balfour Beatty in the US. “His tremendous breadth of experience in construction law and ethics, combined with his overall industry expertise and activism, will be a tremendous asset for both our vertical construction and civil infrastructure business units.”

Carpenter earned a J.D. from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, Calif. and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from the University of California, Berkeley where he graduated with an honors thesis in Political Risk Assessment.

About Balfour Beatty US
Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, the company is the US subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY), a leading international infrastructure group that finances, develops, builds and maintains complex building programs focused on social and commercial buildings, power and utility systems, and transportation. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, Balfour Beatty US is the No. 3 Domestic Building Contractor as ranked by Engineering News-Record. To learn more, visit and

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