Prashanth Jayachandran L’98 G’98

PRASHANTH JAYACHANDRAN L'98 G'98Distinguished Lecturer
Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Prashanth (PJ) Jayachandran is Chief Supply Chain Counsel for Colgate-Palmolive Company and joins the College of Law as a Distinguished Lecturer to teach Corporate Sustainability in the JDinteractive program. As Chief Counsel for the Global Supply Chain, he oversees global commercial contracting, labor relations, legal issues related to logistics, transportation, trade, manufacturing and product distribution.

Jayachandran also addresses key policy issues related to human rights, environmental impact and sustainability. In his previous roles for Colgate, Prashanth served as Chief Human Resources & Benefits Counsel, and Division General Counsel for Colgate Asia.

Before joining Colgate in 2013, Jayachandran practiced labor and employment law for multiple firms for 15 years, specializing in employment litigation and counseling for global corporations.


  • Syracuse University
    College of Law
    J.D., cum laude 1998
  • Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs
    M.A. 1998
  • University of Wisconsin
    B.A. 1995