Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, ViacomCBS Inc.


Christa D’Alimonte joined ViacomCBS in 2012 and became General Counsel in 2017. She previously spent 17 years at Shearman & Sterling, where she was Deputy Practice Group Leader of the Firm's Global Mergers & Acquisitions group. Christa was named a “Top Female Dealmaker” by Law360 and was the Editor-in-Chief of the American Criminal Law Review. 

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Christa created a Leader's Pledge detailing her personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Christa's pledge here

ViacomCBS promotes diversity through programming, employee affinity groups, and its Office of Global Inclusion, which supports a variety of diversity initiatives, like a tax-equalization policy for same-sex couples. ViacomCBS has won awards for diversity from the Empire State Pride Agenda and the NAACP. 

ViacomCBS was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2021. 

Read more about ViacomCBS' 2019 LCLD Learning Experience. 

Joined LCLD 2012 

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2013)
Hosted Learning Experience (2019, 2020)
Fellows nominated:
2022: Javier Royal, Danya Ahmed; 2021: Amadu Sowe, Joseph Richburg; 2020: Kelly Villamar, Jemar Daniel; 2019: Manas Mohapatra, Xavier Afriyie; 2018: Alice Kim, Tara Hitchcock; 2017: Nur-ul- Haq, Jasmine Jaye McMullen; 2016: Mitchel Carbullido, Ranfi Rivera; 2015: Jose Avina, Rainer Lorenzo; 2014: Jodi B. Carmichael, Jennifer Hodulik; 2013: Caryn Kennedy Groce, Jennifer Silver

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2022: Earl Cotton, Cindy Moore; 2021: Alexander Coedo, Michelle Van Oppen; 2018: Sophie Ciufo; 2017: Amanda Johnson

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2020, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Annual Meeting (2020)
Leadership Summit (2021)


Member: Christa D’Alimonte

Diversity Professional: Christa DAlimonte

Communications: Jeremy Zwieg