Paris S. Dupree ’07 is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase in the Consumer and Community Bank. As in-house counsel, her practice involves providing strategic, commercially pragmatic, and transparent advice to business partners on strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, fintech, partnership, digital, payments, technology, vendor, marketing and advertising, and payment network deals. She provides legal support for loyalty and partner benefits, lending innovation, digital and payments, proprietary card, and co-brand card deals for JPMorgan Chase's Consumer & Community Bank. Ms. Dupree also works closely with JPMorgan Chase’s Sports, Entertainment, Media, and Brand Marketing group, providing counsel on talent agreements, sponsorship arrangements, licensing documents, influencer marketing relationships, and other related efforts.
Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Ms. Dupree worked as a corporate associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Pepper Hamilton LLP (now Troutman Pepper LLP) in Philadelphia, PA, and Cooley LLP in Washington, DC. As an associate, her practice focused on venture capital and growth equity financings, financial and strategic mergers and acquisitions, and the general representation of private equity funds and both established and emerging growth companies. The breadth of Ms. Dupree’s experience encompassed a wide range of industries, including information technology, social media, life sciences, health sciences, education, digital marketing, and software.
Ms. Dupree graduated from Brown University in 2011 with a degree in Organizational Studies: Commerce, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship. While at Brown, Ms. Dupree was Captain of the Women’s Lacrosse Team and was recognized as both First-Team All-Ivy and Academic All-Ivy. After graduating from Brown, Ms. Dupree returned to her alma mater, Sanford, where she worked in the Development Office while also coaching women’s lacrosse and basketball. Ms. Dupree went on to attend The George Washington University Law School and graduated in 2015. In 2022, Ms. Dupree was inducted into Sanford’s Hall of Fame alongside her father, longtime administrator, and coach Stan Waterman.
Ms. Dupree currently resides in Wilmington, Delaware, with her husband, Vernon, and son, Cairo (3). In addition to her roles as mother, wife, and attorney, Ms. Dupree also serves on Brown University’s President’s Advisory Council on Athletics & Recreation, which considers long-term policy and planning issues, strategic directions, and efficacy of implementation concerning athletic and recreation programs and their relationship to the overall educational mission of the University. Ms. Dupree is also a current member of Sanford’s Finance Committee. When she is not engaging in her professional endeavors, you can usually find Ms. Dupree at a sporting event, on her Peloton, or somewhere spending time with her family.