Dr. Katharina Rausch-Bernsmann

Specialist in Criminal Law

Achenbachstraße 8
D-40237 Düsseldorf

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Dr. Katharina Rausch-Bernsmann

Lawyer / Specialist in Criminal Law

After taking her degree in law at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster and serving her legal clerkship at Hagen Regional Court, Dr. Rausch-Bernsmann worked as an assistant at the Chair for Criminal Law and Criminal Procedural Law of Prof. Dr. Klaus Bernsmann at the Ruhr-Universität-Bochum. During this time, she obtained her doctorate with “summa cum laude” in the field of criminal law on corruption. Her dissertation received the Aulinger Award for the best achievement in business criminal law in 2007.

After completing her dissertation, Dr. Rausch-Bernsmann worked for over five years in the legal department of a large German energy corporation in the field of compliance and international legal consultancy. She has been a self-employed lawyer in Cologne since 2013. Since 2016, Dr. Rausch-Bernsmann has worked in Cologne with Prof. Dr. Bernsmann, who is planning to terminate his university work and devote all his time to criminal defence. Dr. Rausch-Bernsmann works exclusively in the field of criminal law, especially business criminal law. She is a legal specialist in criminal law.

Dr. Rausch-Bernsmann is a visiting lecturer at the Ruhr-Universität-Bochum. She speaks fluent German, English, Russian and Italian.