Dr Jessica Jacobi
Certified Employment Law Specialist

Monbijouplatz 10 A
10178 Berlin
T +49 (0) 30 887154-14
F +49 (0) 30 887154-20
E jessica.jacobi@kliemt.de
Jessica Jacobi’s practice focuses on employment and workplace data privacy. Together with her team, she regularly advises employers on issues such as layoffs and the required negotiations with works councils, on executive and other compensation schemes, and during internal investigations. She advises multi-national clients on a wide range of data privacy issues such as the implementation of new IT systems via works council negotiation, data protection impact assessments, employee monitoring, the use of AI at the workplace and dealing with data subject access requests.
"sharp and incisive mind"
WHO IS WHO Legal 2017


  • Attorney since 1997
  • With KLIEMT.HR Lawyers since 2002
  • Previously practising with international business consultancy law firms in Berlin, Cologne, Washington D.C. and New York


  • German
  • English
  • French


  • Arbeits­ge­mein­schaft Arbeitsrecht im Deutschen Anwalt­ver­ein (DAV)
  • Deutsch-Ame­ri­ka­ni­sche Juris­ten­ver­ei­ni­gung (DAJV)
  • Deutscher Juris­tin­nen­bund (djb)
  • IAPP – International Association of Privacy Professionals


  • Time-Management for lawyers: Self Organization and Work Techniques (in German)
    C.H.Beck, 5th Ed. 2024
  • Digitalization in international corporations (in German)
    ArbRB 10/23, p. 307
  • “Employee Monitoring – Germany”
    One Trust DataGuidance: https://www.dataguidance.com/notes/germany-employee-monitoring
  • The various legal categories of the German law „entity“ (in German)
    ArbRB 3/23, p. 80
  • Written dispute on diversity management, gender pay gap, age discrimination under German and EU law (in German)
    AE – Arbeitsrechtliche Entscheidungen 3/2023, p. 129
  • Update on a potential new German Workplace Data Privacy Act. (in German)
    ZAU 9/2022, p. 508
  • “Special protection for German data protection officers: European Court to rule”
    Ius Laboris, 09/2021
  • How German executives gained the right to family leave
    International Employment Lawyer IEL, 08/2021
  • “Workplace Big Brother? Considerations for surveillance and monitoring of employees”
    International Employment Lawyer, 06/2021
  • Mock self employment in the internet (in German)
    AnwBl BE 2021, p. 105
  • The new statutory entitlement for board members to family leave (#stayonboard) (in German)
    ArbRB 2021, p. 311
  • More steps for HR under Covid (in German)
    Ressourcen für die Personalarbeit Personalführung 11/2020
  • Protection of sensitive employee information during works council’s work
    ArbRB 2019, p. 375
  • On DPIAs for employers (in German)
    AuA 2018, p. 400
  • Retention and deletion obligations for HR data (in German)
    ArbRB 2017, p. 22 ff
  • Implementation of a cross-border social media strategy
    Strategic HR Review, Vol. 13 Iss: 4/5
  • Time-Management for lawyers: Self Organization and Work Techniques (in German)
    C.H.Beck, 4th Ed.
  • Ten most common mistakes for start up employers and how to avoid them, (in German) Gruenderszene.de
  • Laborious Contracts – It’s awkward for CFOs to sue their employers
    Finance Magazine, Winter 2011, S. 60