Dr. Tanja Nitschke

Attorney at Law
Mag. rer. publ.
Of Counsel

IT law and data protection
IP and media

+49 721 78 20 27-0


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Tanja Nitschke specializes in electronic legal relations law as well as professional and liability law. Due to her work as a journalist, her expertise also includes media and press law issues.

After her studies and legal clerkship in Erlangen/Nuremberg, Tanja Nitschke worked in an interdisciplinary research project at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Her dissertation, which arose from this project, deals with legal issues of autonomous software agents. At the same time, she completed a Master’s degree with a focus on public management/e-Government in Speyer and was editor of a legal policy magazine.

In six years as an attorney at a BGH law firm, Tanja Nitschke acquired extensive experience in civil procedural law as well as in the professional and liability law of liberal professions. Afterwards, as deputy editor-in-chief of the NJW, she was responsible for this area and for IT and data protection law, among other things, and also advised on social media in her own law firm. Since 2016, she has been managing director of the German Federal Bar Association and is responsible, among other things, as editor-in-chief for BRAK-Mitteilungen, BRAK-Magazin and the beA-Newsletter.

Areas of focus/expertise


  • German Association of Law and Informatics (DGRI)
  • EDV-Gerichtstag e.V.
  • German Women Lawyers`Associotion (djb)



  • Studied law in Erlangen
  • Postgraduate studies in administrative sciences in Speyer
  • Doctorate at the University of Freiburg (“Contracts involving software agents – a legal framework”)
  • Lawyer at Vorwerk & Schultz Attorneys at Law at the BGH, from 2006–2012
  • Attorney at law since 2012
  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Neue Juristische Wochenschrift (NJW) from 2012-2016
  • Managing Director of the Federal Bar Association (Public Relations, Print and Online Media) since 2016
  • Of Counsel at Vogel und Partner since 2016

Foreign languages: English


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


+49 721 78 20 27-0