Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that former French government minister Jeannette Bougrab has joined the firm as a partner in the Banking & Finance practice in Paris, where she will lead the office’s public law and compliance-related activities.

Ms. Bougrab served in the government of former French Prime Minister François Fillon as State Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Community Life. In this role, she developed partnerships with many leading French companies to help combat youth unemployment. Previously, she chaired the High Authority for the Fight Against Discrimination and for Equality and also was a member of the High Council for Integration. A member of the State Council, France’s highest administrative court, she also has served as a director of the Arab World Institute and as a member of a leading French insurance industry think tank.

In addition, Ms. Bougrab was an assistant professor in public law at the University Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Institut d’ Etudes Politiques de Paris and also served as a legal counsel at the Constitutional Council.

Ms. Bougrab received a doctorate in public law from the University Panthéon-Sorbonne.