Independent Research & Advisory in the field of Executive Liability and D&O Insurance. Lead architect of the Two-Tier Trigger Policy® for Supervisory Board Members in Germany. Creator of an innovative contractual model clause addressing D&O Insurance in German Board Members’ Management Services Agreements. D&O articles are published on the American Internet weblog The D&O Diary, which the New York Times called "influential" and the Wall Street Journal described as "widely followed". Postgraduate studies: Research stay at the Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago. Doctoral thesis on comparative law in the area of U.S. Corporate Reorganization Law, supervised by Prof. Dr. Manfred Wolf, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main. Legal Clerkship in the district of the appellate court of Frankfurt. Studies of law in Germany at the Universities of Freiburg, Frankfurt and Mainz. Banking Apprenticeship at Hessische Landesbank (Helaba). Military service in the German Army Aviation Corps. Member of the Frankfurt Bar Association and the Alumni and Friends of the Frankfurt University School of Law.