Foley Hoag Partner Daniel Schimmel to Speak at Club des Juristes Conference on Gauvain Report
September 11, 2019
Foley Hoag LLP partner Daniel Schimmel will be a featured speaker at “The Gauvain Report: What Choices for French Companies?,” a program taking place in Paris on September 11, 2019.
The conference, organized by the Club des Juristes, will focus on efforts of the French government to extend the attorney-client privilege to in-house counsel. Attendees will include senior judges, government officials, general counsel and heads of litigation for major corporations.
In his presentation, Schimmel will discuss how French companies are frequently at a disadvantage in U.S. litigation and investigations because the communications of in-house lawyers are not privileged, oftentimes resulting in higher litigation costs. He will also highlight the practical benefits of extending the attorney-client privilege to French in-house lawyers.
Schimmel leads the International Arbitration & Litigation Practice of Foley Hoag’s New York office. He represents clients, including major French and other European groups in international commercial litigation in the United States and international corruption investigations.
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