Craig V. Richardson

EVP, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary at Union Pacific Railroad

Craig Richardson is executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. Richardson is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's legal affairs, including commercial transactions and litigation, regulatory matters, labor and employment. Richardson also supervises the railroad's compliance and ethics program, and risk management initiatives, including Union Pacific's police department.

Previously, Richardson served as vice president of commercial and regulatory law. He joined Union Pacific as associate general counsel in 2016. Prior to the railroad, Richardson was principal shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, vice president and general counsel of the El Paso Pipeline Group, and held various national security positions in the United States government. He is a retired commander in the United States Navy Reserve.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College, a master’s degree from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs and a J.D. degree from Stanford University.

Richardson and his wife, Valerie, have three children.


  • EVP, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

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