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.