Global construction and development company Skanska appointed Brian Best as senior vice president, general counsel for Skanska USA Building.

Best will report directly to business unit president Clay Haden.

For the past seven years, Best has served as deputy general counsel for the business unit. Prior to joining Skanska as corporate counsel in 2008, he was vice president, regional managing attorney with Washington Group International. Earlier, he was an associate with a law firm in New Jersey.