By decision of the President of Université Paris-Est, following the advice of the Comue Executive Committee, Bénédicte François has been appointed Deputy Director of the Department of Doctoral Studies (DED) at Université Paris-Est with effect from 18 February 2019.

A professor of private law at Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne (UPEC), Bénédicte François teaches business law and co-directs the Master 2 in "Business Criminal Law" there. Alongside this, she conducts research at the Marchés, Institutions, Libertés (Markets, Institutions, Freedoms) Laboratory. Her work and publications deal with business law, company law, corporate governance, financial law, insolvency law, securities law and contract law.

Bénédicte François will assist Laurent Gautron, Director of the DED, in coordinating UPE's doctoral policy and implementing the Comue's HDR policy.