Katja Giese LL.M.
Certified Employment Law Specialist/Attorney-at-Law (NY)

Ludwigstraße 10
80539 Munich
T +49 (0) 89 2123103-300
F +49 (0) 89 2123103-333
E katja.giese@kliemt.de
Katja Giese advises German and international clients on complex compliance and whistleblower cases. She has extensive experience in the area of HR compliance, including the use of external employees, works council remuneration, anti-competitive behavior, occupational safety as well as requirements for the Whistleblower Protection Act, ESG and the Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains. She is one of the most sought-after advisors for cross-disciplinary and employment law support in internal investigations, particularly in the area of criminal compliance. Conducting liability proceedings and boardroom issues round off the range of advice she provides. Katja Giese also has extensive expertise in the area of corporate co-determination and corporate restructuring.


  • Attorney since 2013
  • With KLIEMT.HR Lawyers since 2017
  • Previously practising in the employment-law department of Baker McKenzie in Germany and in the United States
  • Admitted as an attorney in the USA (Attorney at Law (NY)) since 2012
  • Professional training in Berlin, Hartford (Connecticut), Munich
  • Master of Law (LL.M.), University of Connecticut School of Law


  • German
  • English


  • Distressed Ladies – Women in Restructuring
  • Deutsch-Ame­ri­ka­ni­sche Juris­ten­ver­ei­ni­gung (DAJV)
  • European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)
  • New York Bar Association