Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Juliette Pryor is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, US Foods. In this role, she is responsible for all legal, risk management and ethics and compliance functions. Juliette joined US Foods in 2005.
Prior to joining US Foods, she was in private practice with the law firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. While at Skadden, Juliette counseled domestic and international corporate clients in various aspects of sales, acquisitions, corporate restructurings and other insolvency matters. She also served as debtors’ counsel in Chapter 11 reorganizations and advised foreign and domestic creditors defending claims in U.S. bankruptcy cases. In particular, Juliette regularly advised major Latin American companies on sales, acquisitions and transfer of assets held by U.S. debtor companies as a part of several significant corporate restructurings.
Before joining Skadden, she was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for e.spire Communications, Inc., a publicly traded telecommunications company. Juliette oversaw all legal, regulatory and corporate reporting and compliance matters and successfully defended the company against a class action shareholder litigation.
She also managed the company through its Chapter 11 reorganization, including an orderly wind down through a series of asset sales.
Earlier in her career, Juliette served as legal advisor to the Vice Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, and as in-house counsel with IBM Corporation.
She holds a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a Masters of Science from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Juliette also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Fisk University.
She is a member of The Chicago Network and Governor Patrick J. Quinn’s Women’s Advisory Council.
A fluent Portuguese speaker and longtime enthusiast for all things Brazilian, Juliette is a founding board member of Levantamos: The Center for Afro-Brazilian-American Cooperation, a not for profit organization that provides micro grants to grass roots organizations serving socio-economically disadvantaged groups in Brazil.