About Me

As a German Certified Specialist Attorney for Information Technology based in our San Francisco office, I support companies with their international business, with particular focus on international privacy law, IT law, and tech transactions. I also assist companies regarding their international expansion.

For more than 18 years I advised national and international, mostly US, companies in Germany on IT transactions, outsourcing and cloud computing projects, national and international license agreements, restructuring and IoT projects. In addition, I have always focused on German, European and international data protection law.

After transferring to the US in 2014 my international privacy practice has further strengthened as I leverage my comprehensive European work experience with a deep understanding of the US approach to international privacy.

Besides supporting US clients doing business overseas I help US companies to expand internationally to Europe, Asia-Pacific or the Middle East. When taking this step, US companies often feel challenged by the comprehensive legal framework they are confronted with.

Using my comprehensive international background and incorporating the overarching international presence and expertise of Bird & Bird I provide business oriented, solid, and timely solutions turning a 'no go' expectation into a 'know how' experience.
Education

Studied

  • Universität Trier, PhD
  • The University of Bonn, Law
  • University of Lausanne, Law and French

Admissions

  • State Bar of California - Registered Foreign Legal Consultant
  • Higher Regional Court Frankfurt am Main
  • Regional Court Frankfurt am Main
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Ranked as one of The World's Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyers.

IAM 250

One of the most recommended data protection specialists.

German Association of Inhouse Counsels

Client Choice Award for IT-Law in Germany.

ILO

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