Born in Dortmund in 1960. Studied law in Berlin und Tübingen. 1984 first State examination, 1987 second State examination. Lawyer in Berlin 1988‐1989. Lawyer in Cologne 1990‐1992.
Joined the firm in 1993.
Collective and individual labour law.
Listed by Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers in “Germany's best lawyers” in labour law since 2019.
Member of the German Labour Court Association and the Working Group for Labour Law at the German Bar Association.
Lecturer in labour law for the German Lawyers Academy (DAA) and the German Lawyers Institute (DAI).
Clients include numerous public employers, in particular Federal ministries and legally autonomous public‑law institutions, research institutions, church and charitable employers, small and medium‑scale companies in the fields of commerce, services and production, private individuals. Acting as legal counsel in many landmark proceedings, e. g. on the right to strike in church institutions.
Various publications on labour law; recurring contributor to “Der ArbeitsrechtsBerater”.