Lawyer Patrick Köppen studied law at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and at the Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg im Breisgau. He then worked as a scientific assistant to Professor Dr. Ulrich Sieber at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg. In his dissertation, he examined the limits of (criminal) law ability to handle and influence complex facts, primarily based on the example of solvency supervision under banking law.
Patrick Köppen spent several stays in the United States of America, inter alia in 2007 at the US Magistrate Court for the District of Connecticut.
Mr. Köppen completed his practical legal training in the district of the Regional Court Wiesbaden and at the First Penal Senate of the Higher Regional Court Frankfurt am Main.
Mr. Köppen is a co-author of the study “International Legal Cooperation in the Interception of Telecommunication (INTLI)” in Sieber/von zur Mühlen, Access to Telecommunication Data in Criminal Justice.
At Kanzlei Traut, Mr. Köppen focuses on crimes against the environment, commercial criminal law and tax criminal, and on handling and conducting appellate proceedings.
Since January 2019, Mr. Köppen has been working as of counsel in the law firm Traut.