Our expert at a glance

“Most data protection breaches occur due to employee ignorance. In order to protect your company and avoid negative consequences such as high fines, damage to reputation or even imprisonment, it is therefore essential to raise awareness among the workforce on a sustained basis.”

– Kathrin Schürmann

More about Kathrin Schürmann

Kathrin Schürmann is a founding partner of the technology law firm Schürmann Rosenthal Dreyer Rechtsanwälte and specializes in IT, data protection and competition law. A particular focus of her work is advising companies in the digital business, technology and media sectors.

In her function as a data protection expert, she mainly advises national and international clients on the introduction and development of new (digital) business models.

Kathrin Schürmann has been recommended several times by The Legal500, Wirtschaftswoche and kanzleimonitor in the areas of data protection, information technology as well as intellectual property law for her very good legal and technical understanding.

She also advises companies on the development of Big Data concepts, AI-based technologies, mobile/online marketing, business intelligence concepts as well as legal support for new technologies.


  • Data Protection Law
  • IT Law & Digital Business
  • Copyright and Media Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Competition, Marketing & Sales

Other activities

  • Managing Director at caralegal
  • Co-founder of lawpilots
  • Lecturer for copyright and- Mentor in the cross-cultural mentoring program of the Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht (University of Applied Sciences) media law at medienakademie
  • Promoter of media competence for students in school projects of the “Du bist smart e. V.”.
  • Developer of the first cross-industry Code of Conduct for location-based marketing and services in cooperation with LBMA e. V.

Activities at lawpilots

Expert and speaker in our e-learnings for data protection


  • juve AWARDS 2020 “Law Firm of the Year for Technology and Media”
  • juve AWARDS 2020 “Law Firm of the Year for IT and Data Protection”
  • The LEGAL 500 Germany – Leading Law Firm 2022