Papa John's International Inc. today announced the promotion of Caroline Oyler to senior vice president, Legal Affairs.

In her new position Oyler is responsible for the company's legal function, including intellectual property, international law, ethics, corporate governance, government contracts and franchising, as well as litigation and labor and employment matters.

Oyler, who most recently served as vice president and senior counsel, has been with Papa John's for more than 13 years serving in a variety of leadership roles, including leading the Human Resources department for most of 2009.

"Caroline is an extremely talented lawyer with a great deal of experience, and we are pleased to have her lead our legal function," said Tony Thompson, Papa John's executive vice president, COO and president, PJ Food Service. "With two decades of experience in private practice and the restaurant industry, Caroline is the right person to lead our legal affairs during this time of rapid company growth."

Prior to joining Papa John's, Oyler was a senior attorney at the regional law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs in Louisville, Ky., where she counseled clients on all aspects of labor and employment law, and litigated employment and commercial cases in federal and state courts throughout the country.

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