Prashanth Jayachandran L’98 G’98

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

Prashanth (PJ) Jayachandran L’98, G’98 is Senior Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Counsel for Colgate-Palmolive Company, based in Piscataway, NJ.  Jayachandran is a Distinguished Lecturer teaching 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, Jayachandran 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.  Jayachandran spent approximately 10 years at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, based in Princeton, NJ.

He earned a J.D. degree from Syracuse University College of Law and a master’s from Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in 1998 and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1995.


  • 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