SAN RAMON, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Armanino LLP, the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm based in California, announced today the appointment of Chris Carlberg as its first General Counsel in the firm's history. Chris is responsible for overseeing all legal work for the firm as well as advising on business policy and overall governance.
"As Armanino focuses on Cloud Solutions and continued double-digit growth, we know having an in-house counsel will better equip Armanino to continue to expand the services we offer our clients. Chris' vast experience in preparing businesses for scalable expansion is a great asset to our team," said Managing Partner Andy Armanino. "His specific knowledge of new technologies accumulated during his years at technology powerhouse Amazon.com pairs perfectly with his legal expertise, business orientation, and acumen."
Chris most recently served as Senior Corporate Counsel at Amazon.com, where he led a team that supported product development and operations of the company's cloud computing business, and helped implement that division's worldwide professional services arm. He also was a lead advisor on strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial agreements, sales and marketing matters, and international expansion.
Prior to Amazon.com, Chris was an attorney for Perkins Coie LLP in Seattle, Wash. During his tenure, he represented clients such as Boeing, Costco, Intel, Sprint, and T-Mobile in a variety of business transactions including technology licenses, commercial partnerships, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. While at Perkins Coie, he was named to the 2009 list of "Rising Stars" by Washington Law & Politics. Earlier in his career, Chris worked as an attorney at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, where he helped clients with mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings and corporate securities matters.
He received a J.D. and M.B.A. from Boston College, and a bachelor's degree in business administration and history from the University of Washington.
ArmaninoLLP (www.amllp.com) is the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm in California and one of the largest firm in the United States. Armanino provides an integrated set of audit, tax, consulting and technology solutions to companies in the U.S. and globally. The firm helps clients adapt and change in every stage of business from start-up through rapid growth to the sale of a company. Armanino emphasizes smart technology; leading a cloud revolution of financial, operational, sales and compliance tools that are transforming the way companies do business. Armanino extends its global services to more than 100 countries through its membership in Moore Stephens International Limited – one of the world's major accounting and consulting membership organizations. In addition to its core consulting and accounting practices, Armanino operates two other divisions – AMF Media Group (www.amfmediagroup.com) and Financial Horizons (http://www.fhllc.com).