• Fully qualified attorney in Germany and Washington DC Metro area
  • Bar admissions in Washington D.C. and North Carolina, USA.

Since 2015: Washington, D.C. Metro Area


2010 to 2015: Hamburg/Berlin, Germany

  • Co-counsel in large international German-speaking arbitration (VIAC), post-merger pharma dispute ($270 million)
  • U.S. and intra-EU contracts
  • Assisted Board/Legal Counsel of European entity with new U.S. subsidiary: labor and employment, litigation, SH liability, product liability, FCPA, OFAC, ITAR, EAR
  • Recovery of investment funds for German clients in German-American Ponzi scheme


1986 to 2009:Winston-Salem,North Carolina

  • Founded and managed law firm with three regional satellite offices
  • Areas of practice: Corporate/commercial, criminal law, employment law, business immigration (H-1B, L-1, J-1, E Visa), VA claims, torts, state board-certified specialist in workers' compensation.


Education and Admissions

  •  2017: Admission, District of Columbia Bar Association, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
  •  2017: Admission, U.S. Court of International Trade
  •  2017: Admission, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 
  •  2015-2022: Admission, Berlin Germany Bar
  •  2007: Admission, US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  •  1997-2015: Admission, Hamburg Germany Bar 
  •  1990: Admission, US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  •  1986: Admission, North Carolina State Bar Association
  •  1985:  Juris Doctor (J.D.), Wake Forest University, North Carolina, USA
  •  1978:  Second Legal State Exam, Stuttgart, Germany
  •  1975:  Law degree, University of Heidelberg, Germany


Additional Qualification as Commercial Mediator

  •  2011: Tenos-Akademie, Hamburg
  •  2010: 4th Intl. Summer School on Business Mediation, Admont, AUT
  •  2010: Brückenschlag, Hamburg

 Current Memberships 

  • German Bar Association (DAV)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)




The Brexit Vote of June 23, 2016,

ABA Section of International Law, Europe Committe Newsletter 2016
Data Privacy in Europe: The Google Decision of the European Court of Justice,  
2014 Edition,The Year in Review, Volume 49 of YIR, a publication of the ABA Section of International Law
Notaries in Germany,  
ABA Section of International Law, Europe Committee Newsletter, 2013
A Perspective on the preliminary decision of the German Constitutional Court (BVerfG) of September 12, 2012 regarding the ESM and Fiscal Pact,  

ABA Section of International Law, Europe Committee Newsletter, 2012

Changes in European Banking Regulation,
ABA Section of International Law, Europe Committee Newsletter, 2012

The ABA Guide to International Bar Admissions, Bar Admission in Germany,
ABA Section of International Law, 2012



  • "Witness Statements, Cross Examination, Oral Advocacy", October 2014; Praxisseminar: Internationales Schiedsverfahrensrecht,Max-Planck Institute for Comparative and Intl. Private Law, Hamburg
  • "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Intersection of Civil Law and Common Law Deposition Styles in Cross-Border Matters"; April 2014; ABA-Section of Intl. Law, 2014 Spring Meeting, New York
  • "Schiedsverfahren vs. Mediation in Deutschland - wo geht es hin?"; November 2013, Ausländischer Anwaltverein Deutschland e.V., Hamburg
  • Workshop: "Normalisieren und Wertschätzen"; November 2013, Ehlerding-Stiftung, Hamburg
  • Workshop: "Mediatives Rollenspiel im interkulturellen Kontext"; Oktober 2012, Ehlerding Stiftung, Hamburg
  • "Civil and Criminal Compliance in Germany - after the UK Bribery Act"; August 2012, Honorarkonsulat von Trinidad und Tobago, Hamburg
  • "Was bedeutet der UK Bribery Act von 2010 für deutsche Unternehmen?";Februar 2012, Ausländischer Anwaltverein Deutschland e.V., Berlin
  • Workshop: "Zeugenvernehmung und Kreuzverhör im U.S. Verfahren. Was können wir davon lernen?", Juni 2011, TaylorWessing, Hamburg
  • ELI-UNIDROIT Joint Venture, Advisor, "From Transnational Principles to European Rules of Civil Procedure" (2020-2021)