Dr. Ulrike Conradi

Managing Partner / Attorney / Certified Employment Law Specialist || Berlin

Dr. Ulrike Conradi joined the Berlin office of Ogletree Deakins in 2015 as a partner. Since 2019, she has been the managing partner of Ogletree Deakins’ Berlin office. Ulrike advises companies and the public sector on all employment related matters, especially those relating to redundancies, restructurings, merger and acquisitions and privatizations. Her tasks include advising on the conclusion of collective agreements with works councils and unions in particular settlement of interests agreements and social plans, mass dismissals and employee benefits as well as post-merger integrations and harmonization of work conditions.

In addition Ulrike is an expert in pension law as well as in all compensation and benefit matters. She advises employers with regard to the implementation, modification, harmonization and closure of company pension plans as well as pension adjustments, the transfer of pension commitments and expectancies. Finally, Ulrike is highly experienced in pension litigation. In 2019, Ulrike and her team achieved a fundamental victory before the German Federal Labor Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht) confirming the integration of employees transferring to a new employer in the pension plan of the purchaser with lower benefits after a merger.

She has published several articles on employment law topics and regularly gives talks and facilitates seminars on employment issues. Ulrike is a Client Choice Award Winner 2018 in the category “Employment and Benefits” for Germany.

Before joining Ogletree Deakins she worked in the Berlin office of Baker& McKenzie.

Ulrike Conradi speaks English and French proficiently.

Learn more about Dr. Ulrike Conradi
  • Advising national and international clients on all aspects of German employment and labor law, contentious and non-contentious
  • Advising clients on matters relating to redundancies, restructurings, merger and acquisitions, transfer of undertakings, and privatizations
  • Advising clients on all collective employment matters, in particular in negotiations with works councils and unions
  • Advising clients in all compensation and benefit matters (i.e. company pension plans,  pension adjustments, transfer of pension commitments and expectancies)
  • Expert in pension litigation
  • Employment law litigation before all German Labor Courts
  • Pay equity issues

Education

  • Doktortitel (Dr. jur.), Universität Leipzig, 2000
  • 2. Staatsexamen,  , 1999
  • 1. Staatsexamen, Universität Freiburg, 1995
  • Diploma de Droit Francais, Universität Grenoble - Frankreich, 1993

Professional Activities

  • Membership at the German Bar Association (“DAV/Berliner Anwaltsverein”)
  • Membership at the Institute for Labour Law Berlin and Bochum e.V. (“Institut für Arbeitsrecht Berlin und Bochum e.V.”)
  • Membership at the ABA – national working group for company pension schemes (ABA – Arbeitsgemeinschaft für betriebliche Altersversorgung e.V.“)

Speeches

  • Ogletree Deakins Event: Workplace Strategies 2019 - "Cross-Border Conundrums in Workplace Investigations" - Las Vegas - USA - April 2019
  • Vortrag beim Zentralverband Bäckereihandwerk - "Das neue Betriebsrentenrecht - Ein Überblick über die wesentlichen Neuerungen " - Berlin - April 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Business Breakfast - "German Employment Law - The Challenges and how to overcome them" - London - UK - Februar 2018
  • Vortrag beim Institut für Arbeitsrecht Berlin und Bochum e.V. - "Das neue Betriebsrentenrecht - Ein Überblick über die wesentlichen Neuerungen " - Berlin - Februar 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Event: Corporate Counsel Exclusive - "Emerging Issues on Borders, Compliance, Data, and Elections for European Operations" - Boca Raton - USA - November 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins After-Work-Shop in Kooperation mit Ebner Stolz - "Das Entgelttransparenzgesetz (EntgTranspG) - Die wichtigsten Änderungen und ihre Auswirkung " - Berlin - Juni 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - "Pay Equity: A European Perspective" - online - Juni 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Event: Workplace Strategies 2017 - "A Tale of Two Cities . . . or Four or Ten: Best Practices For Structuring International Assignments" - San Diego - USA - Mi 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins After-Work-Shop - "Update Arbeitsrecht: Ausblick 2017 - Aktuelle Gesetzesänderungen und neueste Rechtsprechung " - Berlin - Dezember 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - "German Works Councils - Fundamentals of German Employment Law" - online - Dezember 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Event: Workplace Strategies 2016 - "Discrimination in the Global Workplace: Strategies for International Employers" - Chicago - USA - Mai 2016
  • Deutsche Anwaltverein e.V. (DAV) - "Betriebliche Altersversorgung - Risiken und Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten" - Berlin - März 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins After-Work-Shop in Kooperation mit Ebner Stolz - "Betriebliche Altersversorgung - Risiken und Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten" - Berlin - Mai 2015
  • Lexology Client Choice Award 2018 – Labor and Employment (2018) for Germany

Insights by Dr. Ulrike Conradi