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First Name Hans Hermann  Dirk
Last Name v. Diringshofen
Year of Birth 1976
Place of Birth Germany
Citizenship German

Driver License German Civic Class 3 (since 1994)
German Military Class B (1996)
Language Skills German - mother tongue
English - fluent in speech and writing (Cambridge First Certificate - 07.1997)
Latin - Latinum
Old Greece - Graecum
Special Skills admitted to the bar in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on October 22, 2004

experienced as journalist & writer; profound PC- and internet-knowledge (as user and as website-author); outstanding rhetoric and presentation skills

Current Position since 09.2004
lawyer with the Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (member of the Pinsent Masons Luther Group PMLG) at the office Eschborn / Frankfurt/M. (former Luther Menold / EY Law) in the service line Intellectual Property and Information Technology

Personal membership of the AmCham - American Chamber of Commerce Germany e.V. and the DAJV - Deutsch Amerikanische Juristenvereinigung e.V.

Referendariat (second phase of law studies; employed by the state Hesse)
07.2002 - 08.2004
  07.02 - 01.03  Landgericht Hanau (civil court), Judge Schott-Pfeifer
02.03 - 04.03 District Attorney Mr. Pfeifer, Hanau
05.03 - 08.03 Veltins & Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer, Leitermann, lawfirm in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
09.03 - 02.04 legal department of the city of Bad Homburg v.d.H.
03.04 - 06.04 IP/IT service line of EYLaw Luther Menold Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, lawfirm in Frankfurt am Main, Germany part of the Ernst & Young network
  07.04 - 08.04 preparation of the aural part of the second state exam
07.04: continuation of emplyoment at the IP/IT service line of EYLAW Luther Menold

2nd state exam (bar exam)

Author "Internet für Juristen" (Internet for Lawyers), Hermann Luchterhand Verlag, Germany
Free Lance "Editor" Musical-Cocktail, Vienna, Austria,
bi-monthly magazine covering stage musicals,
responsible for Germany
05.1997 - 07.2002
(details in the section Journalistic Career)
Student Job Hermann Luchterhand Verlag, Kriftel, Germany
div. steps in the preparation of new law books e.g. proof reading
06.1998 - 06.2002
Free Lance Journalist Praxis Verkehrsrecht (Practical Trafficlaw)
Hermann Luchterhand Verlag, Germany,
reviewing related internet websites
Online Project DLP.info
member of the international team; working as journalist, web-technician, photographer, ... and in the administration; organizing numerous events
since 12.1999 - has become a hobby project
Internship Daily newspaper "Bild", Frankfurt/Main, Germany
02. - 03.1997

University Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Law Studies
Winter Term 1996/97 - Winter Term 2001/02
Degree: first state exam

Military Service Luftlande Moerserkompanie 260 (LLMrsKp 260), Lebach, Germany
10.1995 - 07.1996
rank: Obergefreiter (private 1st class)
Military Driving License Class B

High School Kaiserin Friedrich Schule, Bad Homburg, Germany
(now called: Kaiserin Friedrich Gymnasium)
09.1986 - 06.1995
numerous additional activities at school: acting, assistant director of theater shows, winner in a fiction writing competition, doing the DTP-job for a book, 3 years unpaid working in the library
: Abitur
examined classes: physics ("Leistungskurs" / "high performance class), history ("Leistungskurs" / "high performance class), German, "Gemeinschaftskunde" ("politics / history / social")
Elementary School Adolf Reichwein Grundschule, Neu-Anspach, Germany
08.1982 - 07.1986


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