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2021 Leaders in Law Honoree: Large Private Company of the Year

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

After making a significant impact as part of Webcor’s in-house legal team, In March 2021, Patrick Kirby was promoted to general counsel and joined Webcor’s Executive Committee as senior vice president and corporate secretary of Webcor’s Board of Directors, becoming one of the youngest members in the committee’s and Board’s history. In this vital role, Kirby  continues to reorient Webcor’s Legal Department to provide greater project support, work more closely with project teams through the entire life cycle of projects, and complete the transition toward a more holistic approach to legal and risk management project support within Webcor.

Kirby’s private practice experience representing several of the largest general contractors in the United States, which are connected to many of the most significant and complex construction projects in the country, combined with his business-side experience has uniquely positioned him as Webcor’s general counsel. He works closely with Webcor’s general contracting, federal, and self-perform business units to provide truly integrated legal and business strategy advice and counsel. His expert guidance and deep construction law background are key drivers of Webcor’s overall profitability and span the company’s diverse portfolio, which encompasses everything from higher education facilities via public-private-partnerships, to major public infrastructure, to high-rise commercial, luxury residential, and hospitality projects.  

Kirby is especially passionate about his role because it allows him to regularly visit the company’s project sites and interact with a broad cross-section of the workforce, from laborers to senior executives.

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