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Katja Garvey named chair of Porter Wright’s International Business & Trade Practice Group

“It has been an honor to direct, serve and increase our staff above the previous few a long time,” shared Dixon. “Katja will do a incredible job as she ways into the chair position. Her passion for mentorship and creating connections, commitment to consumer provider, bilingual potential in English and German, and training in two unique authorized units will provide her pretty very well in this new placement.”

A German native, Katja thrives on encouraging international enterprises to bridge intricate lawful and cultural divides. From advanced intercontinental transactions to world-wide privacy compliance, she routinely advises consumers on matters similar to cross-border transactions, contract negotiation and entity development. For consumers domestically and overseas, Katja integrates sturdy privacy and details security expertise to produce and handle procedures and treatments to make sure compliance with the European Common Details Defense Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privateness Act (CCPA). She is a Accredited Data Privacy Experienced/Europe (CIPP/E) and has practical experience serving clients as an exterior data security officer (DPO)

In her latest Gals in Regulation Q&A for Porter Wright, Katja credits a great deal of her results to creating a solid network of mentors all through her experienced profession. “Possessing lively and associated mentors, or better still, a Board of Mentors, has been important to my skilled success right from the starting of regulation faculty in Germany,” she shares. “Consulting with my mentors has been priceless in making experienced choices or dealing with demanding cases at function, with consumers, colleagues or substantive legal difficulties.”

Katja is deeply embedded in her qualified local community, serving as an lively member of the Intercontinental Association of Young Legal professionals (AIJA). Via AIJA, she on a regular basis connects with other attorneys throughout the globe by way of tailored packages and conferences to discover, grow and develop a sturdy referral network. Katja is a mentor with the Supreme Court of Ohio Attorney-to-Lawyer Mentoring Software, co-chair of the International & Graduate Affairs Advisory Council for The Ohio State College Moritz Faculty of Law and former co-chair of KnowledgeNet for the Ohio Chapter of Global Association of Privacy Industry experts (IAPP). She also serves on the Ohio Condition Bar Association’s Advisory Council on Variety Initiatives (ACDI) Committee.

Ideal Attorneys named Katja to its Ones to Check out list for 2021-2022. She also is an affiliate member of the German Bar Affiliation. Although not admitted to follow legislation in Germany, her knowledge of its language and regulation qualify her as a specific member who can get the job done with German legal professionals symbolizing purchasers in her observe place.

Katja acquired her law education and initial diploma from the Law University of the Universität Passau in Germany and her LL.M. in business enterprise regulation from The Ohio State College Michael E. Moritz University of Regulation.

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