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Katharina Klenk

Senior Associate, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Germany

Bio

Katharina is a senior associate at the headquarters of Luther in Cologne. She advises clients on all matters concerning civil law litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Besides complex individual disputes, she is experienced in the handling of mass claims, including the development of Legal Tech solutions. Before joining Luther as a lawyer in 2017, Katharina worked inter alia as deputy manager for the German Chinese Business Association (DCW). She holds a degree in law as well as Chinese regional studies and has worked and studied inter alia in Beijing, Taiwan, Manila and New York.

Contribution to Legal Tech

Katharina, together with the in-house IT service team and her colleagues from the Complex Disputes team, has developed a solution for handling mass claims. It is a database that can be used to control the content and strategy of the proceedings, eliminating the need for additional platforms, calendars, etc. Each step of the proceeding is secured automatically: necessary and possibly forgotten steps are recognized in time and the caseworker or, if necessary, a third party is reminded. Comprehensive monitoring is also guaranteed. comprehensive reports can be created automatically, with only a few input details that are secured by automated data control and data quality. Deadline management runs via the same tool.

Even the coordination of the facts with the client is largely automatic, whereby only necessary questions are recognized and bundled. Personnel management also runs via the tool. Personnel data, absences and conflicting appointments are recorded and time-consuming coordination for the allocation of tasks is no longer necessary. Time recording, billing, and invoicing run automatically. Standardized drafts, letters or emails with the correct recipient and subject can be created and sent automatically. In the future, the tool will provide further great advantages and simplifications for diverse mass proceedings, not only for internal case handling but also for the clients involved in mass claim proceedings.
Luther is currently voted Juve Kazlei of the Year. The jury’s reasoning referred in particular to IT solutions in the management of mass claims.

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