Caroline Perry was promoted to her current position of senior vice president, general counsel in December 2018. The 2020 season marks her 10th with the Padres after originally joining the club in April 2011. In her current role, Perry oversees the Padres’ legal department, IT department and public affairs.
Perry has been involved in many large-scale projects for the Padres, including negotiations with the City of San Diego surrounding the All-Star Game and the management of Petco Park, extension of the Padres’ Peoria Spring Training lease and the sale of the team to the current ownership group in 2012.
Prior to joining the Padres, Perry worked as a corporate attorney for Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in the Bay Area and Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP in New York, where she focused primarily on corporate finance and general corporate matters. Prior to graduating from law school, Perry was an account management associate at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager.
A native of San Diego, Perry graduated with honors from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology. Perry earned her law degree from Columbia University, where she was a James Kent scholar and managing editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. She serves on the board of directors of the New Children’s Museum, Make-a-Wish San Diego and the Association of Corporate Counsel. Perry and her husband, Adam, live in La Jolla with their two daughters, Adeline and Amelia.