As a lawyer, your task is to advise and represent our clients in all questions of IT and data protection law. Among other tasks, you prepare internal and external legal opinions, draft and negotiate data protection and IT contracts, audit and advise. If the worst comes to the worst, you will of course also represent our clients in court and official supervisory proceedings. You are a passionate lawyer. In your work, you collaborate with the partner of the law firm, who is responsible for you – in general according to the principle of four eyes, because four eyes see more than two, but with the aim to quickly assume responsibility in the mandate and in the communication with the client. In addition to your work for the client, you are an ambassador for the firm. You publish in cooperation with your colleagues or in your own name on the firm’s blog or in legal journals, give lectures at conferences and client events and put your face to the firm.
Names are smoke and mirrors and not the be-all-and-end-all in our daily work. Nevertheless, we have decided to name your career steps and use them as a basis for an exchange about your development. As a lawyer, you will usually join us as an “Associate” and will increasingly become a “Senior Associate” with independent mandate processing. Possible perspective of our cooperation is your partnership. If that is not or will not be our common goal, we still want to work with you successfully and for a long time. There is no “up or out” with us.
As a data protection consultant, you will mainly work for clients whom we advise as data protection officers. First in a supporting role, but then increasingly independent, you support the project organization and take on the tasks of a data protection officer. In doing so, you collaborate closely with the partner of the law firm, who is responsible for you. Your tasks will include audits, preparation of measure and project plans, project organization and the implementation of measures to set up and improve the data protection organisation of our clients, in particular by preparing data protection documents. If you join us as a “Data Protection Consultant”, the next step – assuming the increasingly independent mandate organisation – is the role of the “Senior Data Protection Consultant”.
As a legal trainee or research assistant, you will support the lawyers of the law firm in their tasks and get to know the practical work of an IT and data protection lawyer. Your tasks will include research and the preparation of internal legal opinions, preparation and support in the preparation of written pleadings and contracts, as well as support in auditing and compliance projects.
As a member of the firm’s management team, you will support the lawyers and data protection consultants in the handling of mandates, take care of all non-client related tasks and keep the firm running. Your tasks are versatile and include the communication with our clients, courts and supervisory authorities, the bookkeeping and accounting, the deadline management, the personnel administration and the law firm management in general.