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Déborah Carlson Burkart has extensive experience in the areas of corporate governance, legal risk management, and compliance. She advises domestic and foreign clients in connection with imminent or ongoing criminal and/or regulatory investigations, including administrative and legal assistance, and represents her clients before authorities and courts. Also, she assists her clients in the negotiation of agreements and the settlement of transactions, including matters related to trust and holding structures.
Before Déborah Carlson-Burkart became an independent advisor, she headed the legal departments of various listed multinational companies in the finance, engineering and IT industries in the United States and in Switzerland for over 14 years. In this capacity and as member of the respective company's management, she, inter alia, coordinated and advised on various investigations lead by the corresponding financial market supervisory authority, the tax authority and the attorney general’s office (Switzerland, USA, UK, Brazil, Singapore, Italy, France, etc.).
With her background of working for companies, which were under scrutiny or investigations (which lead to, inter alia, financial restatement, settlement with the SEC, guilty plea, summary punishment order, etc.), she has unique skills in successfully navigating companies and individuals through difficult times and effectively adapting their compliance.
She is a board member of Visana (insurance), Alstom Network (engineering), foundation council of Karolina Blaberg Stiftung (Stradivari instruments), PVS Pension Fund and advisory board member.