DOROTHY CAPERS

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DOROTHY G. CAPERS

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL AND CORPORATE SECRETARY  

NATIONAL EXPRESS, LLC

Dorothy G. Capers is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of National Express, the North American subsidiary of a publicly traded transportation company on the London stock exchange whose brands include Durham School Services, Petermann LLC and National Express Transit Corporation.  Dorothy oversees a diverse legal team that supports the Company in areas of corporate governance, employment, labor, litigation, environmental, real estate and corporate contracts.  Dorothy also has Compliance reporting in to her.

Prior to joining National Express in June of 2015, Dorothy was Associate General Counsel for US Foods, Inc., a $22 billion dollar privately held foodservice distribution company that has over $1billion in publicly traded debt securities.  There she had primary responsibility over the Litigation and Bankruptcy/Finance teams within the Legal Department.  She was also a member of the team leading US Foods through a proposed merger with Sysco Corporation, their largest competitor.  Before joining US Foods, Dorothy has worked extensively as a litigator in the state, county and local government as well as in the private sector for law firms and corporations.  Her government experience includes her leadership as a Deputy Corporation Counsel with the City of Chicago and as a prosecutor for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.  Dorothy’s first in house role was as Senior Counsel with Metra Railroad.

Dorothy has lectured on legal topics related primarily to internal investigations, attorney client privilege, development of convergence and alternative fee proposals and best practices for developing in- house litigation strategies.  Dorothy sits as a member of the board of the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, Children’s Home & Aid, The Claims and Litigation Management Association and the Black Alumni Network for the University of Illinois.

Dorothy earned her J.D. from Howard University School of Law, Washington DC and her B.A from the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL.