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Jòan joined Frank’s research team at Columbia Law School several years before co-founding Optimalex. Today, Jòan heads Optimalex's legal team, conducting work in American, French, and International Law. 


Jòan is a PhD Research & Teaching fellow at Sorbonne Law School (Paris I) in Paris, France. Joan holds a Masters' degree in English and American business law from Paris I. His research focuses on extraterritoriality and data protection in the US and EU. Joan teaches several private law courses at Paris I, such as company law, contracts and commercial law. He also has experience in strategy consulting.

Having grown up between France and the US, Jòan is both a French and English native speaker, hence a major interest of his is international and comparative law. 

Jòan Gondolo

Co-Founder & Head of Legal

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