Austrian White Collar Crime specialist Heidemarie Paulitsch has announced the founding of her own commercial criminal law boutique, where she "represents individuals and advises companies on their internal processes and in case of governmental investigations and leads national and international compliance projects." She also teaches workshops on the topics of House Searches and Anti-Corruption Law.
Born in the Lavant Valley of Carinthia, Austria, Paulitsch graduated from the University of Graz law school (Mag. iur. and Doc. iur.). In 2001, she studied at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in the U.S. She has been admitted as an attorney at law in Austria since 2009. She began her criminal law career with defense lawyer Professor Richard Soyer, then practiced at Wolf Theiss before spending the past seven years with Schoenherr, where she established the firm's Compliance and White Collar Crime practice group.
"Today more than ever, companies and managers are the focus of the public prosecutor’s office," said Paulitsch, in a statement released by the new firm. "Liabilities can cost a company its existence. To avoid that, effective criminal law advice is essential."
She is, among other things, a member of: the working group Whistleblowing from Transparency International – Austrian Chapter; the Austrian Compliance Officer Association; the Association of Austrian Criminal Defense Lawyers; and the German Commercial Criminal Law Association.