Ep 34 - Meet Dorothy Capers, EVP, Global General Counsel, National Express Group

In this episode you meet Dorothy G. Capers, Executive Vice President, Global General Counsel of National Express Group.

National Express is a publicly traded transportation company on the London stock exchange as an FTSE 250 company with subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Spain, Bahrain, Morocco, Germany and North America.

Dorothy oversees a diverse legal team across the globe that supports the Company in areas of corporate governance, finance, regulatory compliance, mergers & acquisitions, employment, labor, litigation, environmental, real estate and corporate contracts. Dorothy is a member of the Senior Executive Team reporting to the Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining National Express in June of 2015, Dorothy was Associate General Counsel/Chief Litigation and Bankruptcy lead for U.S. Foods, Inc., a publicly traded foodservice distribution company. Before joining U.S. 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 has been actively involved in the community for many years as a mentor and board member in various civic, nonprofit and cultural organizations.

Dorothy currently sits as a member of the board of the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, Children’s Home & Aid and the Chicago State University Foundation.

She serves as a mentor for the Chicago Urban League Impact Program.

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

We discuss:

The importance of accountability.

Learning how to build bridges for others.

How she overcame imposter syndrome.

- Balancing a full career and a business while being married and raising a family.

Self care.

- How working out + Law = Husband.