Michael O'Friel

Michael O'Friel

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

As senior vice president & general counsel, Michael F. O'Friel is responsible for all of Wheelabrator’s legal affairs. In this role, Mr. O’Friel also oversees all aspects of human resources and government affairs, including issues management and oversight of the company’s state and federal legislative activities. His principal responsibilities as general counsel include managing all legal issues associated with operations, project development, environmental compliance and financings. Since joining the company in 1991, Mr. O’Friel has held various legal positions, leading to his promotion to general counsel in 1999. Prior to joining Wheelabrator, he worked for a private law firm. Mr. O'Friel graduated with a Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School and an undergraduate degree in Government from Harvard University.