Thomas Preute advises German and international clients on internal investigations, the management of compliance-related crises, directors' liability, and the implementation, enhancement, and effectiveness testing of compliance programs.
Thomas has advised on corruption, antitrust and competition laws, export controls, fraud, human rights, and money laundering matters, particularly with cross-border implications. He serves clients in a variety of industries, including automotive, chemical, construction, defense, energy, health care, logistics, and manufacturing. He has extensive experience with internal investigations regarding allegations of misconduct and with global compliance programs from design to effective implementation.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Thomas was a partner for more than five years at a globally active boutique firm that focuses on compliance and investigations, including monitorships under appointment by U.S. authorities. During that time he led teams in several challenging matters, including advising TÜV SÜD AG on crisis management in relation to a tragic dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil.
Before entering private practice, Thomas worked in managerial roles, including serving as group managing director of a NYSE-listed company.
- University of Augsburg (Dr. iur. [Ph.D.] 2000); Higher Regional Court of Munich (Second State Exam 1998); Universities of Freiburg, Hamburg, and Munich (First State Exam 1995)
- Recognized multiple times in The Legal 500 Germany and JUVE Handbook
- German and English