Martin Wohlrabe

Managing Director

Attorney Martin Wohlrabe | Managing Director Consilium Rechtskommunikation GmbH

Telephone: +49 30 20 91 29 70
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Martin Wohlrabe is a qualified lawyer who also worked as a journalist for many years. In the course of his long career in journalism, he car­ri­ed out research for the economics editors at BILD-Zeitung. He also worked as an author for SPIEGEL Online. Martin Wohlrabe was also ap­poin­ted as an advisor to Wolfgang Schäuble in the German Bun­des­tag, where he was responsible for the (former) Minister's public relations.

Wohlrabe is the founder of CONSILIUM. He has been advising com­pa­nies and individuals on strategic communication in extraordinary circumstances for many years. This includes corporate criminal pro­cee­dings, patent disputes, international arbitration proceedings, insolvency proceedings that have attracted nationwide attention and cyber-attacks.

Wohlrabe also lectures on “Strategic Legal Communication” at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Freiburg and is a member of the “Crisis Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on/Is­su­es Management” working group of the Professional As­so­cia­ti­on of Pu­blic Relations Professionals (DPRG e.V.).

LECTURES/TALKS

"Protecting the good reputation in the crisis - what matters in strategic legal communications"
- Lecture at the Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen (November 29, 2019)

"Law and Communication: Litigation PR to Protect the Company from Image Crisis"
- Lecture by Latham & Watkins (19 November 2019)

“Crisis PR after a cyber-attack: Key points in the GDPR age”
- Talk at the Legal Communication Summit (12 November 2019)

"Protecting the reputation in crisis"
- Bird & Bird (9 October 2019)

“Standing the test of the ‘Court of Public Opinion’ with strategic legal communication”
- Lecture at the University of Potsdam for the Master’s Course in Digital Media Law and Management LL.M./MBA (4 June 2019)

“How companies get around public prosecutors with media pressure”
- Lecture at the AG Crisis and Issues Management Event by the DPRG (23 November 2018)

“Winning in the court of public opinion: Litigation-PR” 
- Keynote speech at Hochschule Hannover (23 October 2018)

“Presentation of the CONSILIUM study: Influence of the media on judges and public prosecutors”
- Talk at the Commercial Criminal Law Association (WisteV) and the Berlin Defence Lawyers’ Association (Berliner Strafverteidigervereinigung) (26 June 2018)

“Litigation PR for manager liability and other cases of damage” 
- Financial Lines Days in Munich and Düsseldorf (5 and 6 June 2018)

“Law and PR as a holistic strategy for clients”
– Workshop at the Litigation PR Conference in Winterthur (18 April 2018)

“Litigation PR: Supporting legal strategies, winning over the public”
– Keynote speech at Osborne Clarke (10 April 2018)

“Insolvency and legal communication: Key aspects for working with the media today”
- Presentation at the 40th Reutling Insolvency Forum (13 October 2017)

“Strategic legal communication - Miracle cure or a toothless tiger? - Insight into and discussion of public relations work in the context of legal disputes”
– Presentation at the University of Freiburg (13 July 2017)

“Media work at large law firms”
– Presentation at KPMG Law (14 October 2016)

Keynote speech for the course “Introduction to strategic Legal communication” with Prof Christian Schertz at the Humboldt University in Berlin (29 April 2016)

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