Colleen M. Johns
Vice President and Associate General Counsel
As the vice president and associate general counsel for EMCOR Facilities Services (EFS), Colleen provides a broad range of legal services for EFS’ site based services’ and supplier managed services’ divisions, and provides legal oversight and direction to the executive management team on a variety of business issues. In addition to negotiating, drafting, reviewing, and managing master service agreements, subcontractor agreements, supplier agreements, and confidentiality agreements, Colleen also manages outside counsel on all aspects of pending personal injury and property damage matters.
Additionally, Colleen regularly provides training and guidance to the organization’s business development team on the contract review and negotiation process, enabling more efficient contract delivery to potential clients. Collaborating with Risk Management, she was also largely involved in developing and implementing a new collection program for uninsured claims that resulted in substantial cost recoupment for the business.
Prior to joining EMCOR Facilities Services, Colleen honed her skills in commercial contract litigation and negotiations for many Fortune 500 clients as special counsel at Duane Morris, LLP. She began her career in as an associate at Conrad O’Brien, P.C., where she provided litigation services for commercial, insurance, and fiduciary disputes and class action litigation in state and federal courts. These roles helped prepare her for her transition to vice president and associate general counsel at EFS, in 2015.
Colleen’s extensive experience in handling the resolution of service contract disputes, and negotiating and litigating contracts for Fortune 500 organizations has uniquely positioned her for her role at EFS. It has also enabled her to better understand client needs, and develop and establish highly positive relationships with clients and subcontractors alike.
Colleen received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University and her Juris Doctor degree from John Marshall Law School.
The Personal Side
Outside of work, Colleen enjoys attending her children's sporting events, gardening, spending time with family, and volunteering for the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance.