Mr. Carranza M. Pryor has been appointed as the Chief Counsel for LSU Health Shreveport, effective May 1. Mr. Pryor is a native of Shreveport and graduated as valedictorian from Captain Shreve High School, then obtained his undergraduate degree with honors in Social Studies from Harvard University. Mr. Pryor completed his law degree at Yale Law School and he followed law school with two federal clerkships in Louisiana and Alabama.
He most recently led The Pryor Firm, LLC in Atlanta and represented companies, individuals and municipalities related to civil rights and criminal defense. His prior legal experience included serving as counsel for clients with labor, employment and commercial litigation issues, as well as public corruption and white-collar crimes. Additionally, Mr. Pryor brings extensive experience working with records management, financial services, arbitration, real estate, insurance, internal investigations, policy and procedures, and securities fraud.
Mr. Pryor has been very active in the communities in which he has lived, serving on the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Central Carolinas and Urban League of Birmingham, Chair of the Davidson Community Players, Charlotte Chamber Music, Butler Street YMCA, United Way of Central Alabama, along with many other organizations. The Birmingham Business Journal named him among the “Top 40 Under 40” in 2002, and he served as the Co-Chair of Administration and Personnel Committee of Davidson College Presbyterian Church and as a church elder.