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Envoy to China asked to testify about his former firm in U.S. court

Dec 10, 2019 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)
Board and Executive Moves

Canada's new ambassador to China is being drawn deeper into a legal battle between the global consulting giant McKinsey and Co., which he formerly ran, and a billionaire corporate-turnaround specialist.

On Dec. 3, Dominic Barton turned over notebooks of conversations he had with Jay Alix, founder of the restructuring firm AlixPartners, to a Texas court at the request of the judge presiding over the bankruptcy case of a coal company. Mr. Barton, former global managing partner of McKinsey, i...