Shimmick announced hiring John Carpenter as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. He oversees the legal team and all aspects of Shimmick’s legal activities.
John is a seasoned legal professional with extensive expertise in construction law and a successful track record managing legal operations for major construction and engineering companies. His career spans several decades and includes a wide range of responsibilities and accomplishments, such as successfully overseeing legal operations on billion-dollar construction projects and the resolution of multi-million dollar claims. He has extensive experience in diverse sectors, including power, water treatment, residential, transportation (airports, freeways, high-speed rail), and government procurement. An author and lecturer, John is recognized as an industry expert, sought-after presenter, and writer in the field of construction law. He has authored amicus briefs involving construction issues and is a respected legal authority.
Throughout his career, John has held various roles in prominent construction companies including Balfour Beatty U.S. and Kiewit Corporation. He holds a J.D. from McGeorge School of Law and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and bar admissions in California, Colorado, and Utah. His professional affiliations include involvement with the American Arbitration Association, American Bar Association, State Bar of California, State Bar of Utah, Association of General Contractors, and more.
“John brings vast legal expertise in the construction industry to Shimmick and we are excited to have him on our team,” said Steve Richards, CEO of Shimmick.