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About Dr. Marlen Vesper-Gräske

Marlen focuses on Criminal Compliance and Internal Investigations.

She is advising in all areas of white-collar crime, compliance (incl. Anti-Money Laundering) and global investigations.

Marlen is an active member of the firm’s Global Business and Human Rights practice.

She speaks German, English and French.



  • Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany (Dr. iur.)
  • New York University School of Law, USA (LL.M.)
  • Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge (UK), Max Planck Instiute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (Freiburg, Germany), University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)
  • Law studies at the universities of Berlin, Germany, and Tours, France
  • Legal training (Referendariat) at the Higher Regional Court of Berlin (Kammergericht), Germany and (inter alia) at the World Bank's Integrity Vice Presidency - Special Litigation Unit (Washington, D.C., USA)

Professional qualifications

  • Attorney-at-law (Rechtsanwalt), Germany


  • Wirtschaftsstrafrechtliche Vereinigung e.V. (WisteV)
  • Association Internationale de Droit Pénal (AIDP/IAPL)


  • "Zur Bedeutung von Compliance - auch in der Krise" (UPJ - European Pro Bono Week, online, 2020)
  • "Germany's Push for Corporate Human Rights Responsibility" (International Criminal Law Conference, Universities of Madrid/AIDP, Madrid, 2019)