Sean Barrett, an associate at Wick Phillips, a leading full-service business law firm with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, has been named secretary of the French American Chamber of Commerce Dallas/Fort Worth. The Dallas/Fort Worth FACC, one of the largest chapters in the United States, serves as the area’s principal forum for French and American business leaders to meet and discuss common interests.

As an attorney for Wick Phillips, Barrett supports the firm’s growing corporate and finance practice, and promotes business development within Dallas’ French-speaking business community. Barrett, who is bilingual in French and English, spent more than three years practicing law in the Paris office of a Magic Circle law firm, where he represented a diverse international client base in connection with a variety of cross-border transactional matters. While in France, Barrett also passed the Paris bar examination and became licensed as a French attorney.

“There are few legal experts in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex fluent in French and familiar enough with the Franco-American business relationship to serve as a community leader,” said Eric Corticchiato, President of the FACC Dallas Fort Worth. “Sean brings such a knowledge base to our organization, as well as deep legal industry know-how. We are fortunate to have someone with his skill-set serving on the board of the FACC.”

Barrett received his B.A. in psychology with distinction from McGill University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as Executive Editor for Development of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review.  Bilingual since childhood, Barrett split his education between American and French schools in Dallas, Houston, Athens and Paris, and he is also proficient in Spanish and Greek.

“Sean is an integral asset to the thriving French-American business community in Dallas and beyond,” said Bryan Wick, a founding partner of Wick Phillips. “The FACC provides a necessary role in linking together the French and American business communities. With Sean’s vast knowledge of French language and corporate law, as well as his commitment to the work FACC does on a daily basis, I believe he will be a valuable asset to the organization.”

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