Alyssa is a Partner and the Global Chair of Baker McKenzie’s Consumer Goods & Retail (CG&R) Industry Group; with nearly 30 years of experience, she advises French, American and multinational consumer goods and retail and luxury and fashion groups, corporations and private equity funds on their acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, partnerships and strategic alliances worldwide, as well as on their international expansion.
Alyssa leads and participates in industry initiatives, seminars, roundtables and conferences with global sector experts. She created and hosts a Baker McKenzie podcast series, Off the Shelf, which provides short, practical tips and legal advice to CG&R companies, is ranked by Legal 500 as a “Leading Individual” in the Luxury Goods sector and participated in the Vogue Business Brand Index as a member of its Advisory Board. She is interviewed often by leading industry publications on topics of relevance to the sector.
Focused on sustainability and its increasing importance to business, Alyssa has written on the subject and has led several panels, roundtable discussions and webinars focusing on how the CG&R sector, and in particular the luxury and fashion sectors, can incorporate sustainability objectives and practices into their business. She developed an event for Baker McKenzie with the support of the United Nations Global Compact, led the firm’s support of the Positive Luxury Awards and was instrumental in driving its role as Creative Benefactor of Sarabande: the Lee Alexander McQueen foundation.
Alyssa is Franco-American and admitted to practice in France and the US. She previously served on the Firm’s EMEA M&A Steering Committee and ran the Paris office M&A practice through 2012.