Olivier Piton is one of the founders of Piton-Gillespie-Berne. He is specialized in the public and administrative law of the United States, France and the European Union.
Prior to founding Piton-Gillespie-Berne, Mr. Piton worked iin Washington, D.C. as assistant to three successive ambassadors from France to the United States on public affairs and governmental relations. In particular, he was responsible for providing economic assistance to French businesses in the United States through the development of relations with Congress, the US administration, state and local governments and World Bank offices. He created and managed the French Embassy’s office for strategic influence from 2005 to 2010.
Mr. Piton was a technical advisor to French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin from 2002 to 2005. From 1998 to 2002 he served as assistant to the President of the French Senate, Christian Poncelet.
From 1995 until 1997, he acted as technical advisor to Hervé de Charrette in the French Foreign Ministry, and in the office of Jacques Barrot in the French Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. He worked as a journalist for the French daily newspaper Les Echos from 1993 to 1995.
Mr. Piton was born in 1966. He is a member of the Bar of Paris and holds both an advanced degree in public law and a diploma from CFJ, the French Center for Journalism Education.
Since October 2014, Mr. Piton has served as the president of the Commission on Laws, Rules and Consular Affairs of the Assembly of French Citizens Abroad.