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Jan Tibor Lelley

EU Data Privacy Counsel

Jan has more than 14 years of professional experience in representation and counseling employers and HR executives at the full range of HR related legal issues. Key areas of his practice include: Design of employment agreements, co-determination at the work-place, union and works council controlling, HR-focused corporate restructuring, data privacy and social media at the work-place. Jan regularly speaks on best-practice issues of Human Resources and authors numerous articles in legal journals and the business press. He is regularly approached by international and multinational employers to render practical legal advice in employee data privacy matters with a cross-border focus. This includes in particular all member states of the European Union also with a strong view to the U.S. Jan serves as external Data Privacy Officer for several multinational corporations in Europe and Germany.

Representative Matters

Jan represents national and international clients from a broad variety of industries. Among them are many market leaders in the field of financial services, information technology, hospitality and life science. Besides his out of court practice another important area is his in-court representation including litigation in front of the Federal Labor Court and the European Court of Justice.

Other Distinctions

Jan was named in the Legal media Guide to World's Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers.

Representative Public Presentations and Articles


English, German

Jan Tibor Lelley
Office: Northern California
Phone: 415-835-9015
Fax: 415-834-0443
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  • Dr. iur. - University of Bielefeld - 2002
  • LL.M. US and Global Business Law - Suffolk University Law School - 2009

Bar/Court Admissions

American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law European Employment Lawyers Association International Bar Association, Labor Law Section German Federal Labor Court European Court of Justice German Bar