Balfour Beatty US Hires Vice President, Legal of Civils Operations in the West

by Balfour Beatty

May 30, 2024

DALLAS – Balfour Beatty announces the hiring of Ryan Ouyang as the company’s Vice President, Legal for U.S. Civils West operations. This executive role is responsible for legal affairs of the company’s Civils operations in California, Oregon and Washington, working in coordination with the U.S. Civils’ General Counsel.

“We’re excited to welcome Ryan to the team,” said Christine McAnney, Balfour Beatty vice president, general counsel of U.S. Civils operations. “With his extensive experience in industry-specific legal counsel, ethics and compliance and construction, contract and labor law, Ryan will be a major asset to Balfour Beatty’s Civils operations in the West. I look forward to his leadership in supporting our project teammates and future contributions to our legal leadership team.”

Ryan has 15 years of combined legal and ethics and compliance experience and prior to joining Balfour Beatty, Ryan served seven years at a multinational infrastructure consulting firm as Assistant General Counsel. In this role, he supported project teams and senior management by providing counsel to manage and mitigate risk within the business, with a focus on commercial transaction, litigation, claims management and bankruptcy.

He also served as Ethics/Compliance Officer and Contracts Manager at a heavy civil general contractor in the Los Angeles area where he supported the company’s commercial and government agreements/contracts, claims and litigation, and ensured compliance with corporate and government regulations and procedures.

Ryan is a graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received his Juris Doctorate at the University of Notre Dame Law School.