Dorothy CapersSenior Vice President & General Counsel, Xylem

Dorothy Capers

Dorothy G. Capers is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Xylem, Inc (NYSE: XYL). XYL is a leading global water technology company with revenues of $8.4B and approximately 22,000 employees worldwide. XYL designs, manufactures and services highly engineered products and solutions across a wide variety of critical applications in the water and energy sector. 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 and corporate contracts. Dorothy is a member of the Senior Executive Team reporting to the Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining Xylem Dorothy was Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel of National Express, Inc. National Express is a publicly traded transportation company on the London stock exchange as a FTSE 250 company with subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Spain, Bahrain, Morocco, Germany and North America. There she led a multinational team managing all aspects of the Legal and Compliance initiatives. Previous roles include Chief Litigation Counsel for US Foods, Inc. and extensive work 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, a regional transportation authority.

Dorothy has lectured on legal topics related primarily to internal investigations, attorney client privilege, immigration law, development of convergence and alternative fee proposals and best practices for developing in-house litigation strategies. Dorothy has also written articles on various topics, most notably an article published in the International In-House Counsel Journal entitled The Trump Administration’s New Era of Enforcement Policies and the Impact on U.S. Multinational Companies. 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 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. 

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