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Jan Mönikes was born in Oldenburg and grew up in Ludwigsburg. He initially worked for almost a decade as a parliamentary assistant to members of the German Bundestag in Bonn and Berlin and also studied politics, psychology and law. After completing his state examinations in law, he worked for several years in responsible positions for international IT companies and then for two decades as a lawyer and partner in supra-local law firms. Jan Mönikes specialises in providing advice at the interface between communication, politics and law. As legal counsel and advisor to well-known associations and federations, he is familiar with organisational and statutory issues and advises a number of companies and international organisations on data protection, media and competition law. Due to his expertise and many years of experience, he is particularly valued as an advisor in challenging communication situations. He has been working as a lawyer at HÄRTING Rechtsanwälte as Of Counsel since July 2024.

  • CERN, Geneva – Member of the Data Protection Committee (DPC)
  • ECMWF, Reading – PII Supervisor
  • EUMETSAT, Darmstadt – Data Protection Expert
  • PVS-Verband, Berlin – External Data Protection Officer (public/non-public area of activity)*
  • Virchowbund, Berlin – External Data Protection Officer*
  • Afrikaverein der dt. Wirtschaft e.V. – External Data Protection Officer*
  • Quadriga University of Applied Sciences – External Data Protection Officer*
  • Managing Director of SHW Tourismus- und Wirtschaftsentwicklungsgesellschaft Niederfinow mbH
  • Managing Director of SHW Fahrgastschifffahrt Niederfinow GmbH

*in an independent commercial branch

  • BdKOM – Federal Association of Communicators e.V., Legal Counsel
  • BPM – Federal Association of Personnel Managers, General Counsel
  • BdVM – Federal Association of Sales Managers, Legal Counsel
  • BDIU – Federal Association of German Debt Collection Companies, Legal Counsel
  • CSSA – Cyber Security Sharing & Analytics e.V., in-house counsel
  • – German Chapter of the Internet Society, Treasurer
  • FES – Managerkreis der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, spokesperson for the Baden-Württemberg regional group
  • Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Jüdischen Gymnasiums Moses-Mendelsohn Berlin e.V., Treasurer
  • Unser Finowkanal e.V., Treasurer
  • LJV – Landesjagdverband Berlin e.V., Vice President and Legal Counsel
  • IHK – Member of the tourism committee of the IHK Ostbrandenburg
  • VFD – Association of Leisure Riders and Drivers in Germany
Lectures & Seminars
  • Lecturer in IT law at the BTU Cottbus
  • Lecturer for media law at the Quadriga University of Applied Sciences Berlin
  • Many in-house seminars on the right of expression and personality, data protection, media and image law