Biography

Prior to joining Derek Smith Law Group, Olivia worked for over 20 years in Paris as an employment and labor attorney. She is currently one of the few attorneys admitted to both the France and California bar.

Olivia has worked with US-based clients for over 10 years. She teamed with US attorneys to handle international issues in many family law and employment law situations.

Having learned about the US legal issues many French residents and citizens faced in their ongoing litigation, she decided to sit for the California bar exam. She knew many American citizens working in American companies located in France. She knew there are also many French citizens working for French companies in California. She knew she needed to use her international legal skills to help all employees, no matter where they worked in the world

Olivia is quite passionate about her cases. Some may even call her a “pit bull” in that she fights for her clients with fierce determination. She has been repeatedly recognized as a top, fiercely determined lawyer within France’s legal community. In a legal battle, you want her on your side.

Olivia was educated at the University La Sorbonne, Paris. Since then, she has dedicated her practice to helping employees in need of help when fighting for their rights. She believes in justice and looks forward to bringing her fierce attitude to her clients in California.

One additional benefit of working with Olivia is her amazing French accent. Not only is she extremely talented and knowledgeable when dealing with legal issues. She also sounds great arguing any case. Imagine the award-winning French actress, Marion Cotillard giving an argument. Everyone would sit on the edge of their seats just to hear her beautiful accent when pronouncing such words as discrimination, harassment, and violation. Olivia’s amazing accent provides the same effect, making the argument as captivating to listen to as it is to win.

Olivia spent a year in Israel studying at Tel Aviv University. There, she studied Hebrew and the Israeli legal system.

Admission

  • State Court(s): California
  • International Court(s): Paris

Education

  • College: Paris II Panthéon-Assas University, Paris, Bachelor of General Law, Master of Business Law
  • Law School: University La Sorbonne, Paris, Post Graduate Degree, Sociology of Law

Languages

French, English, Hebrew

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