Paris Team Hosts Workshops to Promote Diversity in French Legal Sector

Les Entretiens de l’Excellence

Sponsored Event | November.30.2018 | 1:30pm - 7:00pm (Central European Standard Time)

Orrick Rambaud Martel

Our Paris office has once again partnered with Les Entretiens de l’Excellence to introduce diverse French law students to a wide range of career paths in the legal industry.

Les Entretiens de l’Excellence promotes access to higher education and equal opportunity among young students from diverse ethnic, socio-economic and geographic backgrounds.

During this year’s event, 34 law professionals – including lawyers, magistrates, in-house lawyers and general counsels, contract managers, compliance officers and data protection officers – took part in an afternoon of small-group workshops, offering career insights and feedback to more than 100 students from 9 law schools. Students also had the opportunity to apply for internships in different legal fields.

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This is our second year hosting the event, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Les Entretiens de l’Excellence. Thanks to our team of organizers: Benjamin Cichostepski and Yann Schneller, who is an active member of the organization, with support from Janina Dahmouh, Marie-Elise Douge and Adélaïde Jomier.

CLE Credits Available: N



  • Energy & Infrastructure Sector
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Africa

Janina Dahmouh Managing Associate Energy, Infrastructure


Janina focuses on public procurement (PPP and concessions) and public domain law.

She regularly works on regulatory issues and has a particular focus on the energy sector. She advises both private entities and public entities in the development of projects, with a main focus on renewable energy.

Before joining Orrick, Janina completed several internships with French and other major international law firms and also with an independent administrative authority (ARCEP).



  • Employment Law & Litigation

Adélaïde Jomier Associate Employment Law & Litigation


Adélaïde Jomier is an Employment Law lawyer in our Paris office.

Adélaïde advises companies on staff representation, collective negotiation and restructuring (mainly on social plans) with advice and litigation assistance.

Prior to joining Orrick, Adélaïde worked in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for four years and two years at Bredin Prat.