Former Deputy Mayor of Paris Pauline Véron has joined Foley Hoag LLP as counsel, focusing on both litigation and advisory matters related to public law. She is resident in the firm’s Paris office.
A member of the Paris bar, Véron concentrates her practice on matters regarding local authorities, mixed economy companies and non-profit organizations. She also advises companies in their relations with public authorities.
"Pauline's previous role as Deputy Mayor of Paris uniquely positions her as a widely-recognized and experienced legal advocate," said Foley Hoag Co-Managing Partner Jeffrey Collins. "She will be a significant asset to our Paris-based public and administrative law clients. We enthusiastically welcome her to the firm."
From 2012 to 2020, Véron served as Deputy Mayor of Paris. In this capacity, she was in charge of town planning matters, employment, local democracy, citizen participation, community life and youth; organized citizen votes and support for associations, non-governmental organizations and foundations; and managed municipal facilities. Véron was also responsible for the creation of a municipal employment service and was in charge of social and solidarity economy, including support for the development of social entrepreneurship and integration through economic activity.
Before her career in the public sector, Véron was an in-house lawyer for professional training organization Solidarités & Jalons and international human rights organization Doctors of the World. She was previously an associate at a Paris boutique firm specializing in public law, and was minister’s advisor about parliamentary rules for the Minister in charge of the relations with the Parliament and the Minister of National Education.
Véron received a law degree from the University of Paris V, and a Master of Public Law degree and Ph.D. in internal public law, both from the University Paris I.