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Daniel Pfaff


Daniel Pfaff advises clients on compliance and corporate governance matters with focus on conducting compliance risk analyses and designing compliance management systems and compliance organizations. In his role as in-house compliance consultant, he has, among other things, developed a global, operational compliance management system and continuously adapted it to increasing (legal) requirements. Furthermore, he has contributed to the successful completion of a DoJ monitorship.

Daniel Pfaff specializes also on the execution of compliance due diligences in the context of business partner checks and M&A transactions as well as the detection and prevention of white-collar crime.

Languages: German, English und Spain


  • Law studies in Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) as well as part-time studies “Master of Business Administration” at Middlesex University (London)
  • 2012 Admission to the bar in Germany
  • 2012 Career start and successive employment in law firms and as in-house compliance consultant in several companies of the Volkswagen Group (national and international)
  • 2022 Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 2023 Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS)
  • Since 2023 Counsel at Pohlmann & Company
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  • Member of the Independent Monitor Team (for the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission) for an international telecommunications company