Edward G. Benes, J.D., P.E., has assumed the role of vice president and general counsel of international architecture/engineering firm LEO A DALY. Benes will handle all the legal issues of LEO A DALY and its subsidiary Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN).

Benes will succeed Jerry L. Norris, J.D., who served in this role for 30 years.  Norris will stay with the firm as special counsel on a part time basis.

Benes, who joined LEO A DALY in Aug. 2012 as deputy general counsel, has nine years of experience as an attorney in the construction industry. Before joining the firm, Benes served as senior counsel at Newmont Mining Corporation, providing legal support for the company’s capital construction projects group. Prior to that position, Benes was vice president and senior counsel at AECOM Technology Corporation, where he supported its Midwest region and North American design-build group.

Established in 1915, LEO A DALY is an internationally renowned architecture, planning, engineering, interior design and program management firm. The company’s portfolio includes award-winning projects in 77 countries, all 50 states and the District of Columbia. LEO A DALY currently employs approximately 1,000 architects, planners, engineers and interior designers in over 30 offices worldwide.

For more information about LEO A DALY , visit www.leoadaly.com.