Partner, Head of IP/IT Law
Ernst & Young Law GmbH
Dr. Katko is partner and head of IP/IT Law Germany of Ernst & Young Law since 2010 and member of the Munich bar. Previously, he worked as attorney and partner for Holme Roberts & Owen. He has received his PhD from the Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property, Munich/Germany in 1998 and has written his dissertation on French movie copyright law. Dr. Katko studied in Munich and Montpellier (France) where he obtained the French degree “licence”. Furthermore, he is German European Data Privacy Expert (EuroPrise and ULD).
Dr. Katko is actively involved in a number of activities to enhance data protection and fulfills the position of a data protection officer for a DAX-group company and for the largest German real estate company. He is the chair of the Munich IAPP knowledgeNet and organizes privacy events e. g. on self-regulation, social media, BCRs or Safe Harbour.
Being himself a lawyer he estimates teaming with colleagues of IT security, compliance or internal audit in order to develop consistent and innovative privacy concepts and controls.