Press Release

Morgan Lewis Expands Litigation Capabilities in Paris

Monday, May 21, 2012

PARIS—May 21, 2012: Morgan Lewis today announced that Alexandre Bailly—a top litigator who has successfully handled disputes on behalf of multinational companies and French domestic clients across a number of sectors—will join the firm as a partner in its Litigation Practice, resident in Paris. He has had significant experience and success at another AmLaw 100 firm, having spent more than a dozen years at his previous firm's Paris office. Associate Xavier Haranger will join Bailly at Morgan Lewis.

"Alexandre's experience handling a wide array of complex matters will be a tremendous asset to our multinational clients, particularly combined with our capabilities in the U.S. and recent expansion in London," noted Jami W. McKeon, Leader of the Litigation Practice at Morgan Lewis. "His formidable skills as a trial lawyer and counselor will add significant depth to the services we offer in Paris and internationally—from commercial and financial services litigation to bankruptcy proceedings to enforcement of French and foreign judgments."

Bailly concentrates his practice on international litigation, arbitration, and transactional matters. His litigation and arbitration experience includes matters involving the industrial sector, commercial contracts, banking, bankruptcy, construction, and portfolio management. He has represented multinational corporations and French companies in the automotive, construction, and consumer products industries, as well as banks, asset managers, and brokers.

Bailly and Haranger join a team of more than 600 litigators working from 20 offices around the world. With the firm's scope, legal and business savvy, and subject-matter mastery, its litigation and arbitration force is built to serve a diverse global clientele whose business concerns often play out on the world stage—with their brands, products, and most vital interests at stake. The deep bench of trial lawyers at Morgan Lewis includes former high-level government agency lawyers, former top counsel to major business institutions, and industry- and peer-recognized attorneys with reputations for creativity, efficiency, and groundbreaking results in the courtroom.

Their track record is one of formidable representation and excellent results for clients on everything from high-stakes, bet-the-company trials and arbitrations to extensive serial and multijurisdictional litigation where they often act as coordinating counsel. In white collar matters and government investigations, the firm's high-level insider perspective on government and regulatory concerns translates into effective resolution. Along with this aggressive advocacy, Morgan Lewis provides holistic, day-to-day counseling and litigation avoidance planning.