2023 Annual Dinner Co-Chair Spotlight: Christa A. D’Alimonte

Christa A. D’Alimonte
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Paramount Global

Christa A. D’Alimonte is executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Paramount Global. She oversees the company’s global legal affairs as its chief legal officer.

Christa was appointed as senior vice president, deputy general counsel and assistant secretary of Viacom Inc. in 2012. Starting in 2017, she took on the role of executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Viacom. During this time, she was responsible for overseeing the company’s global legal functions, human resources organization, and security, facilities, and real estate teams. In December 2019, upon the merger of Viacom and CBS Corporation, she assumed the role of executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of ViacomCBS Inc. (now known as Paramount Global).

Christa joined Viacom from Shearman & Sterling LLP in 2012, where she was deputy practice group leader of the firm’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions group. In her practice at Shearman & Sterling, Christa represented a broad range of domestic and multinational clients—including Viacom—on public and private mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions, as well as corporate governance matters. She joined Shearman & Sterling in 1993 and became a partner in January 2001.

Christa is a member of the board of directors of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, and a board member of Asphalt Green, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting individuals of all ages and backgrounds achieve health through a lifetime of sports and fitness. She is also a past member of the Princeton University Politics Department Advisory Council and a past participant in the Partnership for New York City’s David Rockefeller Fellows Program.

Christa graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was the editor-in-chief of the American Criminal Law Review, and received her bachelor’s degree in Politics and a certificate of proficiency in Latin American Studies from Princeton University. She has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA, Legal 500, and Cablefax, and as a “Top Dealmaker” by Law360 and The Hollywood Reporter. Additionally, Christa was named a “Wonder Woman” by Multichannel News in 2018 and was honored by the National Organization for Women New York Chapter with a Women of Power & Influence Award in 2019.

Corporate social responsibility is fundamental to Paramount’s culture and core values. Paramount strives to make a difference and understands that—now more than ever—countless individuals, organizations, and social initiatives need assistance. Paramount is a long-standing signatory to PBI’s Corporate Pro Bono Challenge® initiative, and the Law Department—under Christa’s leadership—encourages all members of the department to engage in pro bono work.

Paramount Law Department volunteers, including both attorneys and legal staff, routinely participate in pro bono projects ranging from single-day legal clinics to long-term representations. For example, in 2022 and 2023, Paramount Law Department volunteers have partnered with law firms and nonprofit organizations to:

  • File humanitarian parole applications to reunite parents and children who were separated during the 2017–2018 family separation crisis;
  • Help low-income veterans find stable housing and file service-connected disability claims;
  • Guide low-income clients through the uncontested divorce process;
  • Assist parents of children with intellectual or developmental disabilities with completing guardianship petitions;
  • Counsel low-income artists on arts-related legal issues;
  • Field calls to the national, non-partisan Election Protection voter hotline;
  • Complete expungement petitions for individuals with juvenile records;
  • Complete legal name and gender marker change petitions for transgender and gender nonbinary clients;
  • Review criminal history files and determine if individuals with past felony convictions are eligible to re-enroll as voters in Florida; and
  • Help LGBTQ+ clients with completing advanced health care directives.


PBI thanks Christa D’Alimonte and Paramount Global for their dedication to increasing access to justice and pro bono legal services.