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Academia & Education

Lili Birnbach

Member of the Board of Editors, Recht Innovativ



Lili Birnbach studied law in Berlin, Paris, and Beijing and New York. She is currently clerking at the Highest Regional Court of Berlin (Kammergericht) while doing her PhD under the auspices of Prof. Dr. Ignacio Czeguhn (Freie Universität Berlin). Within this framework, Ms. Lili Birnbach is investigating and addressing the development and handling of law through social transformation processes and recently completed a research stay in New York at Fordham University School of Law.

Contribution to Legal Tech

Keith Hardie, Director of Innovation Marketing & Business Development at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, describes Lili as the “Innovation Unicorn in Germany” and her accolades extend beyond the confines of her workplace. Lili was one of the recipients from all of Switzerland, Austria, and Germany to be awarded the Women of Legal Tech in Germany in 2018.

As a Trainee and Legal Engineer, she developed automated digital contract drafting and created templates and programs that optimized contract creations and due diligence processes, benefiting a world renown law firm. Furthermore, she also supported the firm’s Client Technology Team on an international level in the selection of tools and steps into innovation. Additionally, Lili is the youngest member of the Editorial Board of the journal Recht innovativ (Ri), one of the first professional journals in Germany that deals exclusively with digital progress in the legal sector, the future of law and legal advice itself in the face of ongoing technical innovations.

In this capacity, she has published various articles on the subject of digitization, disruption, and law and is constantly informing herself and her colleagues on the newest developments worldwide. Lili’s efforts have unequivocally enhanced our firm’s productivity across its international branches, including Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Together we were able to implement new technologies that optimize workflows, and cost-effectiveness across European teams.

Other Nominees

Public Services, Politics & Social

Andrea Lindblom

Administrative Chief, Helsingborg District Court