Dr. habil. Birgit Spiesshofer MCJ (New York Univ.), Attorney at Law, is Europe Chief Sustainability & Governance Counsel of Dentons Europe LLP. She advises primarily on regulation, policy and Corporate Social Responsibilty (CSR). Since her Habilitation (2018) in International Economic Law and Business Ethics, she is also adjunct professor (Privatdozentin) at the University of Bremen. Previously Birgit worked at Hengeler Mueller (1993- 2010), after becoming a partner in July 1995. Birgit started her career in 1989 at Feddersen Laule (today White & Case). In 1990 she worked as a foreign associate at Kaye Scholer Fierman Hays & Handler in Washington D.C. Birgit established the “Gaemo Group – Corporate Responsibility International” in June 2009. She was, inter alia, Chair of the CSR Committee of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), Co-Chair of the CSR Committee of the International Bar Association and a member of the Constitutional Law and Human Rights Committees of the German Lawyers Association (DAV). She is the founding Chair of the Compliance and CSR Committee of the DAV and a member of the CSR and Anti-Corruption Commission and the Environment and Energy Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce.