Executive Vice President and General Counsel


Carla Christofferson plays a broad and instrumental role in AECOM’s success and its overall enterprise, and her leadership and legal know-how enhance the delivery of client projects and advance AECOM’s ongoing focus on performing its work with the utmost integrity.

Today, Christofferson leads a team of more than 200 lawyers, legal and compliance professionals and support staff, but there is much more to her role as EVP and general counsel. Among her areas of responsibility are litigation, government affairs, ethics and compliance, SEC-reporting requirements, mergers and acquisitions and other transactional-related legal activities, and all legal support of global operations. Beyond her legal responsibilities, she oversees AECOM’s Risk Management, IT Security, Security & Resiliency and Safety, Health & Environment departments. She is also a member of the multinational’s Executive Leadership Team at the enterprise level. Prior to joining AECOM, she was managing partner of the Los Angeles office of O’Melveny & Myers.


President, Business & Legal Affairs


As president of business & legal affairs, Patricia Laucella structures and oversees deal making and oversees a deal making and business affairs team for all feature film development and production on behalf of the motion picture division of global content leader Lionsgate.

Throughout her career, Laucella has been involved overseeing legal and business affairs on the global box office phenomenon “La La Land,” winner of six Academy Awards and the “John Wick” series, among many others, including the company’s blockbuster “Hunger Games” and “Twilight Saga” franchises. During this year alone, she oversaw the negotiations for several high profile deals including Lionsgate's joint venture with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, partner James Weaver and their Point Grey Pictures (PGP) to produce multi-platform content.


SVP Legal Affairs

Universal Music Group

Alasdair McMullan is senior vice president of business and legal affairs at Universal Music Group. In this role, he oversees a team of attorneys who are responsible for the maintenance and supervision of litigation globally on behalf of the company. McMullan is known for finding legal solutions that advance the creation of music, and he was recognized as one of Billboard's Top Music Lawyers in 2017 and 2018.

McMullan joined Universal Music Group after its acquisition of EMI Music, where he was executive vice president of legal and business affairs for EMI Music North America. Prior to EMI, McMullan was an attorney at the law firm of Cowan Liebowitz & Latman in New York, where he specialized in copyright and entertainment litigation.


Executive Vice President and General Counsel

KB Home

Brian Woram serves as executive vice president and general counsel of KB Home, one of the nation’s premier homebuilders. He leads a team of 15 in-house attorneys and the risk management group for the Los Angeles-based public company, using his deep experience in the homebuilding sector, his operational acumen, and his broad legal background to help drive the company’s success.

As executive vice president and general counsel, Woram is essential to KB Home’s success in balancing risk and reward, which is no easy feat for any publicly traded company with $4.5 billion in annual revenues. Over his nine years at KB Home, Woram has helped shape the company’s land acquisition activities, while also overseeing its litigation and risk management functions. KB Home operates in a highly regulated world -- and it thrives, in part because of Woram’s work.

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